Author Archives: MariaG

My Grandfather and Stomach Cancer

My grandfather, who is now in his eighties, developed stomach cancer a few years ago. Fortunately, he went to the doctor as soon as he sensed something was not quite right, because he is a hypochondriac. The doctors examined him, … Continue reading

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The Paramedic’s Point of View

I enjoyed this description of the accident  from the point of view of the ambulance driver.  I found  the differences in the way the police-officer and the ambulance driver approached the scene of the accident interesting.  The police-officer was always … Continue reading

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What am I?

You used to be small, but you have gotten bigger You make me laugh, you make me cry When you I am in your grasp, you are all the colors of the rainbow, when I am not, you are dark … Continue reading

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Searching for Good Study Techniques

As a junior high school student, I didn’t care about getting good grades and didn’t apply myself.  During my high school years, I was a home-student.  My study was unstructured, and I was unsupervised much of the time.  As a … Continue reading

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Swimming Again in a New World

Swimming Again in a New World I chose this six-word autobiography, because, while it is by no means all-ecompassing, I think it says a lot about me.  I was born and raised in Japan and lived there most of my … Continue reading

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Maker of Curry

10 Things I’m Good At 1. listening to and empathizing with other people 2. washing dishes 3. looking after animals 4. making curry 5. being patient 6. dancing salsa 7. playing soccer 8. relating to children 9. being indecisive 10. … Continue reading

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