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We went to World Exposition today and the lines were incredible. The line for the
My aunt and I took a walk by the
“Look over there, bunnies!”
There was a woman with a bamboo stick over her back, and on the ends of each were tiny purple rabbit cages. We bought a grey and white one.
I spent the day with my cousin Huan-Huan and his fiancee, while they took professional bridal pictures. In
I tried Kiwi flavored potato chips and green tea Oreos today!
Today I woke up early and went walking by myself. It was 7:00 AM and the square was crowded with people. There was a group of people doing tai-chi, another learning how to salsa, and there was also fan-dancing, badminton, and ball-dancing. I walked by the elementary school where the children were buying lanyards and eating bread; there was a man there selling baby chickens too. Two children stood by the entrance and saluted whenever a teacher walked inside.
Today we went to visit my grandma’s grave. We bought flowers, candles, incense, and paper clothes, shoes, money, refrigerators, washing machines, and TVs. We burned incense and bowed to them, and lit a fire and burned the paper things so they would rise to the deceased.
After we finished, we said goodbye and walked away. We didn’t look back because we’re not allowed to. The one thought that kept going through my mind was, “They’re dead, but we’re still alive.” And I thought about all the people that I loved and it just all seemed so significant to me that they were still here, and I was still here, and we could still keep going.
It’s my last day in
Note: I do not have any practical details because I stayed in my grandparent’s apartment. Also, I am listed as a college/graduate student but as of May 15, 2010, I was enrolled as a high school senior at the
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