Adeline's specific birthday was forgotten. Her father gave her his birthday when she was 10 years old.
Adeline's birth mother caught a fever 3 days after she was born and died 2 weeks later. Adeline was called bad luck and blamed for her mother's death.
Niang was Adeline's new mother. She brought a son and daughter with her.
Adeline's father, stepmother, and second brother suddenly dissappeared.
Adeline's grandma died of a massive stroke.
Adeline, Big Sister, First and Second Brother rode a train to Shanghai with father.
Ye Ye, Aunt Baba, Third Brother, and Little Sister joins them in Shanghai.
Father, Niang, Little Sister, and Third Brother returned to Tianjin to reclaim their property.
Her big sister is getting married.
Adeline's Aunt Reine took her with them to Hong Kong where they met up with her father, stepmother, Ye Ye, First Brother, Second Brother, Fourth Brother, and Little Sister.
Her grandpa died.
Adeline followed her third brother to Oxford College in England