Sister – beauty

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My sister had a reputation for her beauty. She inherited strong and straight, long limbs from our grandfather. Her oval face was considered to be the ideal shape of Japanese […]

Sister – high school

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In the prefecture I grew up in, almost all public high schools were segregated by sex until I graduated in the late ’90s. My sister entered the same girls’ high […]

Sister – Grand Canyon

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When my sister turned 15, my parents sent her on a trip to America. The tour was operated by an organization associated with the church at which she had been […]

Sister – “apple”

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I was seven years old when my sister started learning English at church, and the language utterly fascinated me. As always, she flaunted me the words and phrases she learned […]

Sister – principles

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My sister was popular and was a good friend to her classmates. I had not been in touch with any of my childhood friends after I left home, but my […]

Sister – a star

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My sister was not only bright but also was good at teaching since she was little. She’d come home from school and teach me what she learned at school. I […]

Sister – contrast

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My sister was born in 1972, also in C-section due to being a breech baby. But unlike mine, the first several years of my sister’s life passed without significant illness. […]

Succession

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My father often told me when he was drunk that he wanted a boy and was disappointed when we were born. I was relieved I was born a girl because […]

Father – friends

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It looked to me that my father had as many friends as his foes. He had known most of them since childhood or high school. Some of them became his […]

Father – the enemy

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I sensed that my father had political enemies. He had a clique of friends, and there was the other clique that didn’t see eye to eye with his. The leader […]