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Lisa Chiu
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Teacher appreciation week
This week for my school is teacher appreciation week. I must show my teacher a piece of writing to her. Well why don't I show her my blog?so that's what I am doing.dear teacher you are the best teacher in the whole world. Thank you for teaching me.i learned...
This week for my school is teacher appreciation week. I must show my teacher a piece of writing to her. Well why don't I show her my blog?so that's what I am doing.dear teacher you are the best teacher in the whole world. Tha...
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Report card
Last Friday report cards came out. That morning,I wondered what mine would say. After a lot of work during the school day I put it in my backpack. I hoped that I would get a good 1. When I read it on the bus my friend Jacob sat next to me on the seat. When ...
Last Friday report cards came out. That morning,I wondered what mine would say. After a lot of work during the school day I put it in my backpack. I hoped that I would get a good 1. When I read it on the bus my friend Jacob s...
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RIDING ON HARRY POTTER THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY
Yesterday i went on a very intense ride it was called harry potter and the forbidden journey. It had a 40-45 minute wait. When i got on it wasn't like normal rides we were to the side plus it had a screen. I was scared at 1st but i relaxed when the ride sta...
Yesterday i went on a very intense ride it was called harry potter and the forbidden journey. It had a 40-45 minute wait. When i got on it wasn't like normal rides we were to the side plus it had a screen. I was scared at 1st...
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"Fresh Off the Boat" features fresh faces - finally
" It's been a long time... " as Rakim and Timbaland would say. It's been a long time indeed since I've seen people who look like me on prime time network TV. Meet the Huang family from "Fresh Off the Boat" Image credit: Center for Asian American Media Tonig...
"It's been a long time..." as Rakim and Timbaland would say. It's been a long time indeed since I've seen people who look like me on prime time network TV. Meet the Huang family from "Fresh Off the Boat" Image credit: Center ...
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Valentine's Day is for White People?
Today is Valentine's Day! Happy Valentine's Day! So, quick question: Am I supposed to do something special for my kids today? Like a Christmas stocking or Easter basket sort of thing? I always thought of this occasion as a school thing, not a home thing. Ar...
Today is Valentine's Day! Happy Valentine's Day! So, quick question: Am I supposed to do something special for my kids today? Like a Christmas stocking or Easter basket sort of thing? I always thought of this occasion as...
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She's not here. She's somewhere with her friend :)

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Yikes. I caught myself saying "I'm not a Tiger Mom, but..." twice in two days. Seriously need to check myself before I wreck myself.
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Yes I think often your body will try to line up with thoughts you form into words.
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Idiot brother
Last night i had a moment where i was scared to death by my brother. The story starts off with me asking my mom if i could blog. she said i could after i got in pajamas. I said no and said why. Then i got mad at my brother and found a funny photo of him. So...
Last night i had a moment where i was scared to death by my brother. The story starts off with me asking my mom if i could blog. she said i could after i got in pajamas. I said no and said why. Then i got mad at my brother an...
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Sore Arm
Today i had a allergies check-up.  I was not looking forward to this. when i got there there was a bunch of kids playing on devices. We had a long wait and the only few things to entertain me were some baseball posters. When they finally called my name we f...
Today i had a allergies check-up.  I was not looking forward to this. when i got there there was a bunch of kids playing on devices. We had a long wait and the only few things to entertain me were some baseball posters. When ...
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On being an Easter basket case
Even though I have lived in North America my whole life, I am still perplexed by certain American customs and traditions.  I've mastered most holidays, like Halloween and for the most part,  Valentine's Day . And I thought I knew Easter too, but I was wrong...
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Decision 2.0: LeBron is Back!
LeBron James is back. It seems like everyone in Cleveland has something to say about the return of the NBA star to northeast Ohio, including me. I wish I could say I am unequivocally thrilled he is coming back, but my feelings about the situation are, well,...
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The process of registering my car in Ohio after moving from California has been a tale of misery, heartache, frustration and false hope. Growing up as a Cleveland sports fan has prepared me well for this emotional roller coaster.
The process of registering my car in Ohio after moving from California has been a tale of misery, heartache, frustration and false hope. Growing up as a Cleveland sports fan has prepared me well for this emotional roller coas...
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Grace, thanks for inviting me to this group! I used to think of myself as an Ambivalent Tiger Mom, but Panda Mom suits me much better. :) Here's a post I wrote about the topic last year.
The other day, at 99 Ranch Market, a local Asian grocery store, I spotted a flyer promoting a bilingual preschool program. Written in Chinese, the only words in English were "AP", "SAT&...
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Thanks, Cynthia. I still struggle with being a panda among tigers, but I'm figuring it out (I think). 
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Writer. Editor. Communications consultant.
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  • Case Western Reserve University
    2003 - 2011
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I'm a restless mother/daughter/writer/editor/dreamer/doer.
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I'm a writer. I'm an editor. I'm a Literary Mama. I'm a Hungry Ghost. Some call me the gangster of love.

I crave creative expressions of culture, community, food and family.

My essays, news articles and feature stories have appeared in local, regional and national publications including People Magazine, the San Jose Mercury News and Ohio Magazine, among others.
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