Month: November 2021

It’s my homework, sir.

In the summer when I was in Grade 3, I watched a TV documentary of a young violinist and fell in love with the instrument. At the time, I was taking piano lessons, and I had a small but proper piano at home. However, there was something so special about the beauty of a violin. …

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Pasta?

This is a story that I heard from my father about a trip he made as a young college student. He was on a solo trip in Italy visiting many historical sites across the country when this incident took place. It was another exciting day in Rome immersed in the traces of ancient Romans’ lives. …

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Orange juice

When I was about four years old, my family would make a regular trip to a large shopping mall in the outskirt a few times a month. While my mother did the shopping with my little brother, my father would take me to the small fast food restaurant next to the parking lot, and we …

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Hide and seek

When I was five years old, I was really into hide and seek. It wasn’t enough for me to play it with my friends, and at home, I used to forcefully invite my little brother to play it with me. Thanks to the clutter in the house, there was room for hiding even in our …

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Celebrities on the show

It was when I was five years old, living in my family’s tiny, half-dilapidated apartment. One day, I had come home after playing with my friends, and my mother told me that she was going out to do grocery. “I’ll come back soon, but watch over your little brother while I’m away.” “Of course, I …

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America

When I was five years old, I used to like to look out of the window of my family’s tiny, half-dilapidated apartment. Being on the second floor, I could see many roofs from my window, and watching the familiar scenery from above was somehow different and exciting to me. Every day, when I was on …

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Planetarium

When I was small, my family used to live in a tiny apartment in a very old, half dilapidated building. It was actually the oldest among the collection of similar old apartment buildings which constituted the community where we lived in. This collection of apartment buildings were built shortly after the WW2, and its neighbourhood …

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Memory of a movie date

In the second year of my high school, I was going to school each day looking forward to seeing one friend in my class. The presence of this friend lightened up my otherwise very sad day in the classroom, and the best moment of my day was when we ate lunch together in a hidden …

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Eiffel Tower, the horror of staircase

The spring I graduated from university, I organized a special solo trip to Europe calling it my “grand tour.” Among the places I visited was Paris, France. I stayed at my friend’s house in the outskirt of Paris, and I spent about five days exploring this famous capital city of France. Unfortunately, my friend could …

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Memory of bubbles

When I was little, I had two very close friends who were born in the same month as me and whom I had known since when I was about two years old. The three of us always played together. With these two girls, I could share anything about what was happening in my daily life, …

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