What do you see # 145 – The Project

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What do you see # 144 – The Trees, The Water, The Bright Yellow Light

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What do you see # 143 – Dear Mom…

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What do you see # 132 – It’s going to be okay

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am Yinglan

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Whenever someone asks, “How do you pronounce your name?”, I would often tell them, “The ‘Y’ is silent and ‘lan’ is pronounced like Lana without the ‘a’ at the end.” Some will still say it wrong and it drives me absolutely off the wall. It really isn’t that hard.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am Xenodochial

According to this website, when someone says, “Oh, you’re a xenodochial,” it means you’re someone who’s friendly to strangers. I didn’t even know this word existed. I looked it up on dictionary.com, no such word.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am a Worrywart

For a naively optimistic person, I worry a lot and about lots of things.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am an Underdog

Some people are meant to lead. Some are meant to follow. I am and have always been a follower aka an underdog. I wrote about this in this 2016 post and nothing will ever change that, not my mom, not my aunt, not even Toastmasters.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am Sentimental

Are hoarders sentimentalists?

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am a Rebel

Believe me when I say this, I did not used to be a rebel. I was a goody-two-shoes who did everything I was asked to do and please my mom was my life until…

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am Quiet

I may seem quiet on the outside but really, I am just an awkward conversationalist with a vivid imagination and a loud mind.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am out to Prove myself

When I got my mountain bike about a month ago, when I was assembling it, my aunt came over and said, “Just sell it already, get some cash back.”

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I Often Over-Analyze

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Life is but a never-ending chess match. One wrong move and you might lose.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I have Nyctophobia

I have Nyctophobia. It’s another word for an irrational fear of night or darkness. My brain and heart are fighting each other on this. My brain says this is an irrational fear but brain, can you please tell that to my heart when it’s thudding like a high-rhythmic beating drum when I’m in the dark?

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am Messy

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“I have never met anyone messier than you. I don’t know how you can live like this,” my mom would often say.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am Lack of…

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I know I wrote about how I was capable of so many things but really, I’m someone who’s called “Jack of all trades and master of none.”

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am Klutzy

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I am pretty klutzy, period. My mom used to singsong “clumsy, clumsy girl” whenever I fell down as a little girl. I think I fell because my mind was somewhere else, at least that’s why I fell and scraped my knees the last time, which was about a year ago.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am Jovial

I consider myself to be a jovial person. It doesn’t take much to make me laugh, even if I feeling angry at the moment. I sometimes dislike this ability – to go from anger to laughter like a flip of a coin.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am Impatient

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I have often been told by my mom I am a patient person. “I don’t think I have the patience like yours to complete a 2000-piece jigsaw puzzle.” She’d say. So that’s what I’ve always thought – I am a patient person.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am Hopeful

I don’t recall when I developed this ridiculously hopeful attitude toward life – that everything will get better eventually, that something is better than nothing, glass is half-full kind of person.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am working on being Generous

“Don’t be so selfish,” my mom would chide whenever I refuse to help or whenever I refuse to share food with somebody. I hated being called that because I feel like that’s all I’ve been doing my whole life – sharing and never getting enough for myself.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I Have Feelings, Too

When I was in middle school or high school, my mom would often point out teasingly that I have a low EQ (emotions quotient), sort of like low IQ except with emotions.

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#AtoZChallenge 2021 – I am Easygoing

I consider myself to be an easygoing person but of course, because of my doubtfulness, I am not certain I’m viewed as this person in some people’s eyes. In the past, I’ve had people give me conflicted ideas – people tell me I’m mean, people tell me I’m too nice and need to be meaner – you can see why I’d be confused.

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