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TBT: The Great Stuffed Animal Migration

I had a lot of dolls and stuffed animals when I was young.  I mean, a lot.  So did my little brother.  We had our favorites.   951 more words


James Weldon Johnson, Along This Way (1933): Part One

In these latter years, since I have witnessed and participated in so many hard fights by Negros, through petitions, legal proceedings, and by political action, to secure high schools, I look back with almost unbelief at the simplicity, the assurance and ease with which I accomplished what I set out to do.

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The only kiss I leave for you
Is the one on the coffee cup
You handed to me
When you attempted to lie to me by asking if… 117 more words


Throwback Thursday: 10 Childhood Comfort Foods

I had a revelation the other day.

I was sitting at my desk, eating an overpriced kale salad and freshly pressed cucumber pineapple juice, when it hit me: somewhere, along the way, I became a healthy eater. 807 more words


Writing 101 : Happy Chinese New Year

When I think of Chap Chai Te’ng (mixed vegetable soup) I think of Chinese (lunar) New Year.

As a child right through to my twenties as a young mother to three children, Chinese New Year meant new clothes and new shoes. 382 more words

Writing 101

Little Borneo Girl reblogged this on littlegirlstory and commented:

I could have been the writer here. :) So many similarities on the culture and this authentic Nyonya dish and what it symbolizes. Do you have a favorite childhood meal or treat that comforted you or has deep roots in your memory?

Like a fleeting kiss

Back in the days of my childhood, the only hurt I felt was when I get tooth aches from too much candies and chocolates. The only time I panicked was when I lost sight of my mom in the grocery store. 173 more words


No happy childhood memories

I enrolled in a ‘writing children’s books and getting the published’ course and today will be the second class. I, however, have decided to skip class today. 340 more words