How can an eight-year-old child come to understand the feelings of her family in one short visit?
Born in Taiwan, Tongtong has never seen snow. Her mother comes from Inner Mongolia, China, where it is minus 40 degrees. This winter, the mother decides to take Tongtong back to her hometown to visit her ailing grandmother. In this distant frozen land, Tongtong sees fish that freeze almost the moment they are caught and mountains covered with endless snow. She also enjoys the company of her loving grandparents. But the most unforgettable part of this short week is that she sees a different mother, a mother who smiles more but also cries more.