Integrative Seminar 1: Memoir, Fall 2018
I Remember/I Imagine final
I remember the green apple flavor lollipop that I used to have.
I imagine I become a vampire who only eats green apple flavor lollipop.
I remember I asked my dad why he stops his job as an artist, he said that is because of my birth.
I imagine my dad were still an artist.
I remember that I used to forget bring the key.
I imagine that Yaya could open the door for me but he is a cat.
I remember my favorite book that I read in my childhood is called <<Dipe and her wild animal friends>>.
I imagine communicating with wild animals just like her.
I remember when I was 4, I didn’t know how to write. I created my own pattern and wrote on my little blue notebook.
I imagine one day I can find that notebook, read it again to see if I can understand.
I remember the red flower dress that my mom made for me, she has a similar one.
I imagine one day when I get a child, I will do the same thing as she did for me.
I remember eating two lavender macaroons.
I imagine becoming a fantastic baker.
I remember when, I read the whole Harry Potter in one week.
I imagine that I get the offer from Hogwarts.
I remember I made a very very ridiculous necklace by stone for my mom when I was 10.
I imagine her internal monologue behind the smelling must be saying how ridiculous this necklace is.
I remember the tattoo shop in the old street, I sit there for 2 hours and then I got my first tattoo.
I imagine how I will look like with that tattoo when I am 80.
I remember the tattoo shop in the east village, where is one of my favorite places in New York. I got my second tattoo there but this time I drew the pattern by my own.
I imagine showing my tattoos to my parents.
I remember when, in grade 10, dating with grade 12 means you are so cool.
I imagine wearing quirky clothes in my high school.
I remember how much, in grade 12, I wanted to be free and live by my myself.
I imagine crying in the empty living room of my own apartment.
I remember that my grandmother asked me if I could stay with her one more day.
I imagine saying yes.
I remember I cried in the park because I lost the pink and white tennis racket that my dad gave me.
I imagine playing tennis in the park with that pink and white racket.
I remember last summer I went back home and I saw the ugly necklace is still in her jewelry box.
I imagine how people will think if they see my mom with this necklace in a party.
I remember I hit a girl accidently by my tennis racket because she stood behind me while I was training. She cried and her mom angered with me.
I imagine giving her mom another punch.
I remember the first time I went to primary school, I was too late and I couldn’t find the classroom.
I imagine I were late at my own wedding and everybody were staring at me in surprise when I walked in.
I remember the first time I touched the belly of my pregnant aunt, it was stiffer and warmer than I thought it would be.
I imagine I was there when my mother birthed me and saw everything happened that she told me later.
I remember how much energy I used to have.
I imagine the running 3km without break.
I remember eating salmon the first time when the soft exotic taste of raw meat bounced between my teeth.
I imagine swallowing a tooth which just comes off in my mouth.
I remember dancing on the stage of my high school.
I imagine the stage light shining into my eyes.
I remember watching my sister’ s dance at Lincoln Center.
I imagine she spend one more day in New York and I will bring her to Sarabeth’s.
I remember picking more than 3 books and read it before sleeping.
I imagine I become a famous writer and create a world like Harry Potter.
I remember the best birthday that I’ve is 18th.
I imagine how happy I am if I see those girls again.
I remember eating shack shake in Madison Park in a sunny day.
I imagine losing 20 pounds.
I remember the first time I went to New York, I have no idea this is the city that I will spent all my collage life.
I imagine living in Paris.