Monthly Archives: June 2012

An Ode to my Students

Nancy – is missing her front teeth but never fails to greet and hug me every day. Isabel – is always sweet, from Malaysia and tries to sweet talk me into doing other things. Sky – is my favorite boy … Continue reading

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Chinese Fire Drill

“There will be a fire drill at about 3:30 this afternoon. If you hear the fire alarm, please run to the school football field with students.” –Teacher informing me of the fire drill Ringing in my ears was: ‘Run to … Continue reading

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Beyond laundry.

I live on the fifth floor-each flight has 14 steps-70 total. I carried my laundry bag & soap Down, behind the school’s canteen–where the mosquitoes love to play. First washer: Broken 2nd washer: Filled/not doing anything 3rd washer: Broken I … Continue reading

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Fish Balloon

A man and his son- -son wrapped around his father’s chest- Cascading through orange glow, Playfully tugging at a fish shaped balloon. The world sleeps, all but this man and his son.

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Sherlock

Sherlock’s Schedule: Monday-Thursday 7AM-7PM: School Monday-Thursday: 7:30-9:30PM: Piano Friday: 7AM-5PM: School Saturday: 10AM-12PM: Learn English with private tutor Saturday: 2:30PM-5:30PM: Piano Sunday: Free [Summertime: Sherlock has summer classes all day & piano.] Sherlock likes: Dragons Dinosaurs Starbucks Noodles Garlic bread … Continue reading

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King of the Canvass

“& Here I dreamt I was an artist:” &I received a lesson.. ‘Don’t be shy with paint..you are KING.’ David helped me succeed at drawing a lotus. & then I drew my version of meditation — Minus simplicity.

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The Internet: The World’s Democracy

I have decided: as a ‘world citizen’ the purest democracy is the Internet. “The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of … Continue reading

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大爸爸

Where Mothers end– Fathers begin: Strong hands –the first thing I can remember. I never felt safe unless those strong hands were guiding me across the street. Later, Dad taught me, I too can have strong hands and be strong … Continue reading

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