most kids, I "swim" with floating rings.
My sisters and I are both holding on to
the floating ring. My sister swims away
with it, leaving me behind. I'm not tall
enough, so I use all my energy trying to
flap my hands, keeping my head up to
you ever nearly drowned before? I have. Before the
age of six, I did not know how to swim. There was a
time when our whole family went to the beach with
my uncle and aunts' families.
most kids, I "swim" with floating rings. My sisters
and I are both holding on to the floating ring. My
sister swims away with it, leaving me behind. I'm
not tall enough, so I use all my energy trying to
flap my hands, keeping my head up to breathe. I
drink mouthfuls of ocean water as I start to lose
energy and consciousness.
one of my uncles notices me and saves me just in
time. It is a hard time for a four-year old girl. I
am all pale and shaking, even I get the water out
of my mouth. Ever since then, I never go to beaches
anymore. It was a nightmare for me.
our family goes to a movie for the first time after
immigrating to Canada. It is the famous movie by
Leonardo De Caprio - Titanic. It is a great movie.
However, at the same time, it reminds me of my
drowning experience. I feel very uncomfortable
watching the water leaking into the ship and people
being washed away to the sea.
feeling of not being able to breathe comes back to
me and I feel very tired. I go to the restroom to
calm myself down, but I walk wobbly, as if I am one
of the passengers on board, frightened by the
incident and wanting to escape from the ship that
is sinking into the deep, blue ocean. The feeling
does not stop until we get in the car and started
heading home. Fortunately, this nightmare no longer
haunts me as I learned how to swim.
Good Ol' Days
Dog I Teased
Last Days for My
Time Being a Big
on My Eyelid
about Music: Music
Where's My Mommy
- Sandy and Thomas Peters