*This was originally posted on my other blog.* I looked at the lady, then at her son, then at my orange balloon, then back at the lady. I took a few seconds to analyze the situation: I had something she wanted. No, even better. I had something her son wanted--her crying son. But, I wanted it too. On … Continue reading The time I accidentally discovered I was a great sales person
*This was originally posted on my other blog.* "She speaks English!" my dad announced. "Come here and help your cousin with his homework," he said. I was sitting on the floor with my sister, most likely playing with a toy. I must have been in third or fourth grade and as my dad had proudly … Continue reading But, you speak English
*This was originally posted on my other blog.* "I'll bring the rings." "I'll bring soda." "I'll bring cups." "Okay, so tomorrow at lunch time, everyone meet here for the wedding!" Here meaning behind the classroom, in the nice, grassy area, under the trees. It was the perfect spot, really. There was enough shade and a … Continue reading The wedding
*This was originally posted on my other blog.* "Do you want to smell it?" "I guess," I said. I leaned across the desks and placed my elbow down for support, my pencil still in hand. The pencil was closest to my face in this position. The boy held the little plastic bag open for me. … Continue reading Smell it
*This was originally posted in my other blog.* Most mornings, my mom walked us to the bus stop and waited until we got on the bus to leave. My dad usually left for work in the morning and we would see him when he returned in the evenings, just in time for dinner. For a … Continue reading Sno Balls
*This was originally posted on my other blog.* "I've never seen this many white people before" was the first thought that came to my mind when I walked through the office building and onto the main campus of this private, Palo Alto school. It seemed like hundreds of fair-skinned, blonde, blue-eyed girls were all corralled … Continue reading Shampoo or soap?
*This was originally posted on my other blog.* On Wednesdays, we were served McDonald's cheeseburgers. Wednesday was probably my favorite day in elementary school (except for maybe the last day of school). I always wondered how many cheeseburgers the school had to order to feed a whole school. I also wondered if McDonald's delivered or if … Continue reading School lunches