Tieng-Bin is home for the first night in three years. He wants to
ELING: You shouldn’t have praised me so much in front of the other wives. Second Wife will be fuming for weeks.
TIENG-BIN: But--just looking at you across the dinner table …
ELING: Are you going to make me blush again?
[... ... ...]
ELING: Then can I tell you my secret? (Pause.) I like it. That you come to me -- that you look at me different from the other wives … I like it.
TIENG-BIN: Then look back at me. Don’t avert your gaze, but look me straight in the eye. Watch me, watching you.
David Henry Hwang, Golden Child, Dramatists Play Service, 1999, pp.20-22.
More about this monologue