Walking

*This story is published on page 17 of the East Palo Alto Today newspaper! Check it out by clicking here. My mom didn't learn to drive when she was 16 years old, like most people in the United States. She learned to drive well after she had had three children. Even if she had known how … Continue reading Walking

The time we started to build our playground

*This was originally posted on my other blog.* My family (my parents, brother, sister, and I) moved around a few times within East Palo Alto, but I spent most of my childhood living in a one bedroom apartment in front of what is now a Four Seasons hotel, on Manhattan Ave. (Our street, however, was … Continue reading The time we started to build our playground

The boy whom I will forever remember as the boy who got shot in front of Popeyes

*Originally posted on my other blog.* "Someone got shot! We can see it through the window. Come on!" We were all outside in what I considered our playground (later, I learned that it was just a patio--apparently playgrounds had actual things to play on like swings, slides, and sand). Most of us kids spent the … Continue reading The boy whom I will forever remember as the boy who got shot in front of Popeyes