Category: Family

Eyes Full of Hope

It’s been a while since I last saw her. All the way to my hometown, I think about meeting her. I travel through half the world—past oceans and continents, the fast-food smell of airports; the noisy crowds; the never-ending lines—and arrive at the air of my country, and the old familiar sunshine, which is so …

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My Name

I had trouble with my name. I could not change my name because of our conventional Chinese rules. Li is my last name and it comes from my father. There is nothing wrong with my last name. My first name contains two Chinese characters: Wen and Zao. In our language, Wen is an advantageous word, …

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My Son’s First Chess Trophy

I remember my son John’s first trophy for first place. It was very difficult to get! When my son was in third grade, his teacher recommended him to the chess team, and I agreed. Since that time, I went with my son to chess tournaments every Saturday, even in windy, rainy, or snowy weather. The …

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