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Summer festival

When I was a little kid, I once pulled a Yamagasa ( big float decorated with gorgeous paper dolls ) in summer festival.
My mother asked the children who were pulling the Yamagasa to let me join into their group. 183 more words

Essay

Blood is Thicker Than Water

For many people out there, the importance of family is instilled in your mind since birth. You are taught to look out for each other, protect each other, fight for each for and prioritize each other over everyone else. 434 more words

Thoughts

Lessons from a child.

With weekend & Eid on consecutive days, I believe most of you had an extra day or two off. For me, those were like any other day. 643 more words

Friends

Other People's Houses - Day 9, Blog 9

I have been processing my weekend at Sian’s and thinking about the experience.  It’s been a while since I stayed over at someone’s house and interacted with an entire family that is in no way related to me. 627 more words

Maxine Attong

Comfort Leaves

Suffocating used to scare me when I was a child.  My first and only actual panic attack occurred when I was five and my little brother choked on a cucumber.   914 more words

Personal

Dealing with Monsters

There’s a common woe that all kids have and it’s being small. Not only in stature, which is daunting on its own, but in power. Feeling powerless is scary! 453 more words

Parenting

If I Can DREAM IT

If You Can DREAM It  (Please watch the video before reading.)

This morning I was inspired by these children. When I was their age, I wanted to be so many things, but the one thing I pictured myself doing was writing. 181 more words

Dreams