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Saying Goodbye

An unknown relative of the southern ilk of his family had been hovering around noisily snapping photos with a Sigma digital camera larger than her head borrowed from his uncle, the eldest son, whose duty it had been to organize the funeral of his grandfather. He hadn’t recognized her, and has since forgotten all other […]

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Posted July 18th, 2011 - 10:40 am by sean
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1000 a Day – Day 16

Memories of childhood friends whom I no longer even remember their name: The very first apartment I lived in when I got to the States still exist today in exactly the same condition as it did back then. They’re two stories and built in the faux “Adobe” style to reflect the South Western nature of […]

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Posted April 8th, 2010 - 4:09 am by sean
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1000 a Day – Day 15

First, a tangent: I think I want to redesign this site. I’ve been looking at it for a while now and it’s starting to get boring. I’m thinking something with a few more colors, mostly earth tones or darker tones, and possibly a three-column layout. I’m imagining maintaining most of the elements of this current […]

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Posted April 7th, 2010 - 2:19 am by sean
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1000 a Day – Day 14

Some short memories that occurred in the immediate bit of time after I arrived in the States: I remember it taking a while for me to get over the jet lag. I’d sleep at weird hours during the day and be awake at odd hours during the night. My father was working a lot of […]

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Posted April 1st, 2010 - 4:05 am by sean
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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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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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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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