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“I don’t want to say ‘hi’ to people at school,” I said. “What if they don’t say ‘hi’ back to me?”

“Well, when we do nice things, we should do them without expecting anything in return,” said Auntie Guan, looking … more »

Summer rain dripped down, thinning the air. Although it was a warm day, the fried Chinese cruller dipped in hot soy milk made for a refreshing breakfast. The soup dumplings and hot tea were another welcome and complementary pairing. We … more »

metronome of knife to cutting board
a chorus of sounds

my eyes well up as
she continues without a single tear

down the hall, the piercing smells
overtake us

she hums and mutters
moving to her own beat

a small … more »

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