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Perforation

Maybe Sean is rubbing off on me. Today I feel like treating this forum like a diary. I wrote an entry, but then I deleted it for being overly confessional; I guess this replacement is kind of personal too, though, so maybe that’s just the way of it, today. :) Either way. I am pleased […]

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Posted March 29th, 2010 - 7:06 pm by maria
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1000 a Day – Day 13

I don’t think I’m going to mess around with the publish dates anymore. It was fun while it lasted but I think my annal retentiveness when it comes to actually publishing one a day is over. I’d still like to publish one a day, if possible, and plan to, starting now that is. It’s been […]

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Posted March 28th, 2010 - 3:50 am by sean
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Some Milestones

As of March 25th, Maria and I would have been in China for six months. As of February 15th, Maria and I would have been in a relationship for two years, and we just celebrated today, rather belatedly, on March 27th. I’m surprised at how quickly the time went by. It doesn’t feel like six […]

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Posted March 28th, 2010 - 3:28 am by sean
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1000 a Day – Break 1

So it’s been a couple of days since my last entry into this series. It’s not that I don’t want to continue, I really do. I actually sort of feel like I’m at a milestone point, having reached the point in my memories where I’ve gotten to the States. Plus, it’s been a hectic couple […]

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Posted March 24th, 2010 - 2:17 am by sean
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1000 a Day – Day 12

This is my last memory from before I moved to the United States, and my first one in the States. This is somewhat of a milestone as I’ve finished sorting through all the memories I have from before I was six, few though they may be. I think there are no more than 18 distinct […]

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Posted March 21st, 2010 - 3:59 am by sean
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1000 a Day – Day 11

I remember the first time I ever talked to my parents. That would also happen to be the first time I remember hearing their voice, though I later found this to be not true. Apparently, my mother had been sending me tapes she had recorded of herself, telling me how things were going for her […]

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Posted March 20th, 2010 - 2:05 am by sean
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1000 a Day – Day 10

I remember the student riots at Tiananmen Square in 1989. All the schools in the city were ordered closed, including mine, and every student had to be evacuated home for their safety. As I had mentioned before, the only reason I was attending a boarding school was because there was nobody to take care of […]

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Posted March 19th, 2010 - 10:25 pm by sean
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Hong Kong

I’ve been doing a decently good job of keeping up to date on my little writing project, though I’m a couple of days behind at the moment. I do intend to catch up though. I did think it appropriate though to now touch on some other random things that have been going on in my […]

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Posted March 19th, 2010 - 3:04 am by sean
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1000 a Day – Day 9

This is actually taking some unexpected discipline: I really want to skip forward. I think it’s probably how my memories surface, obviously not chronologically, some more so than others dependent on external stimuli, so when I have something, I want to write it. But I’m not sure that would be appropriate. If I lose the […]

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Posted March 18th, 2010 - 3:41 am by sean
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1000 a Day – Day 8

Short, unrelated memories: One of the most popular drinks in China is ??, “suan nai,” “sour milk,” yogurt. It’s a little unlike US yogurt because it’s much thinner, meant to be consumed with a straw. And there’s no such thing as “plain” yogurt, something quite popular in the States right now; there least flavor you […]

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Posted March 17th, 2010 - 3:30 am by sean
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1000 a Day – Day 7

I’m actually far more behind than I had originally anticipated, but the last day of our trip to Hong Kong plus the day of travelling meant that I haven’t had much time to actually sit down and take care of anything serious until now. This will be the first post I get to write online, […]

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Posted March 16th, 2010 - 11:13 pm by sean
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