Towards the end of the movie, June can be seen showing an elderly couple out after the party. She bids farewell to them using their names, Daisy and T.C. Daisy is the American name of Amy Tan's (the author) mother and T.C. was the name of her mother's partner. See more
When June is playing in the piano recital, she says, in the voice-over, that she was playing Mozart. But the piece is the Dvorak Humoresque. See more
Waverly (Age 6-9)
I've decided to play chess again.
You think it is so easy. One day quit, next day play. Everything for you is this way: so smart, so easy, so fast. Not so easy anymore.
What she said, it was like a curse. This power I had, this belief in myself, I could actually feel it draining away. I could feel myself becoming ordinary. All the secrets I once saw, I couldn't see them anymore. All I could see was, were my mistakes, my weaknesses. The best part of me just disappeared. But I can't put it all on...
Ye Lai Xiang (Scent of the Night)
Written by Lee Lai Kwang and James Wong
Performed by Teresa Teng
Used by permission of EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (S.E. Asia) See more