Two stars from the East pay a visit

John Kozlowsky poses with Sandy, Sophia and Tansy on the Raney House porch. Photo available for purchase

John Kozlowsky poses with Sandy, Sophia and Tansy on the Raney House porch.

Published: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 01:54 PM.

Eastpoint’s Elaine and Hank Kozlowsky welcomed a pair of international students from China into their home over the Christmas holidays and the two young ladies had interesting things to say about China, school and the United States.

Tansy and Jada are both from China and are international students studying in New England but there the resemblance ends.

Jada, whose real name is Ziyu Jin, is 17 years old. She is a junior in high school and has been studying English for 10 years. Her father is the CEO of an engineering firm and her mother works in an office. Back home in Nanjing, near Shanghai in the north of China, she has her own driver. At her current home in Massachusetts , she is about to take her driver’s license exam.

She is a serious girl budding in to womanhood and hates to be photographed. Jada plans to pursue a career in medicine or psychology.

Tansy, whose actual name is Yuqing Yao , is 15 and grew up in Guangzhou near Hong Kong. She has studied English for seven years. She is vivacious and likes to be photographed.

Her mother is a homemaker and her father is an entrepreneur with multiple investments including a home design firm, a karaoke business, a massage clinic and a retail sunglass business.

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