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Mistakes About Pets

This is a hard, hard topic. My household has never been a fit environment for pets. In childhood, my brother had tadpoles that lasted days in a tank before they died. My dad bought them for him knowing they wouldn’t last but he did it anyway just to satisfy my brother’s whims. I remember being…… Continue reading Mistakes About Pets

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Down the Rabbit Hole of Childhood

My biological age is 29. I haven’t learned to do all the things I thought I would know to do by now. On an emotional level, I feel I stopped aging appropriately at least 10 years ago. I do think I already had a host of issues starting from childhood. Many things were never resolved…… Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole of Childhood

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Seafood Fanatic

My aunt came over to stay last weekend. She’s one of my relatives who I’ve always liked so although my social anxiety nerves were twitching, I was sure I would be fine. After an early drive into New York from Jersey, she popped out to spend the day in Midtown Manhattan with an old college…… Continue reading Seafood Fanatic

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Of Times Past

It’s been quite some time since I’ve stayed in my cousin’s room. Or rather, former room since she no longer lives with her parents. Her old bed has fresh sheets, courtesy of her mom, as I am a guest in the home tonight. I get buzzes of familarity from seeing childhood belongings of hers. Collages…… Continue reading Of Times Past

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Peculiar Injuries

Luckily, I have never suffered major injuries, like a broken bone or a fracture in my skull. I can’t imagine what the recovery period for those kinds of injuries is like, but for those who lived through it, it is amazing how people’s bodies can bounce back from such things. I would say what I…… Continue reading Peculiar Injuries

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Watching Television Shows

My earliest memories of watching television was at a time I was having a weird transition in grammar school and learning English. I am native to New York (born and raised), however, at home, my parents spoke to me in mostly Mandarin Chinese so my understanding of English was very sparse in kindergarten and first…… Continue reading Watching Television Shows

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My Childhood Creations

I was definitely an artsy kid who liked drawing, making jewelry from plastic beads, and folding origami. I was also a fan of paper crafts; cutting and gluing different colored paper together, decorating them with glitter and stickers, etc. Markers were my favorite thing to write or doodle with. Sadly, most of my childhood works…… Continue reading My Childhood Creations

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Favorite Childhood Picture Books

I have good memories of picture books I loved sooo much when I was little. I liked reading books under the “a Little Golden Book” collection. I never read every single one but had a few that I personally owned that I wore out the binding by opening them so often. Of course the allure…… Continue reading Favorite Childhood Picture Books

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A Broken Promise

A promise I made but never kept was one from my childhood. In all the years afterward where I think of it from time to time, I always feel guilty for breaking the promise because I was too weak. The promise itself was a simple one. In grammar school, a friend of mine went to…… Continue reading A Broken Promise

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Prompt: Childhood Memory That Changed My Perspective

I would consider myself quite spoiled as a child. Both my parents worked a lot, and while I did spend more time with my mom because she was around more than my dad, my dad was the one tried to make up for his absence by giving me material things to make me happy. I…… Continue reading Prompt: Childhood Memory That Changed My Perspective