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Rahul Ou
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Later in evening around 7 pm, we arrive at my aunt's place and as usual she is cooking something good. Today I smell Biryani (spicy chicken with evenly mixed basmati rice) and by this time I am getting hungry.

 

Racing the Cars

Rahul Ou

School is finally over, and as usual the same school Blue Van takes me home. I eat my dinner around 4:30pm and I am supposed to take a nap after finishing up my food. I do not want to sleep, but I sure want to watch the TV Show "Adventures of Tarzan". Mom forces me to take a nap, because she says, "After a long hot school day you must rest for a while or you will fall sick." She also tells me that we will be visiting my aunt today.

Later in evening around 7 pm, we arrive at my aunt's place and as usual she is cooking something good. Today I smell Biryani (spicy chicken with evenly mixed basmati rice) and by this time I am getting hungry. I tell my Aunt that I want to eat Samosas, so we all go to this giant food store. There I see a tall young man with a long mixing utensil is cooking deep fried Samosas in a huge frying pan.

Aunt buys some freshly cooked samosas and sandwiches and along with that comes Spicy Chutney Sauce. Furthermore, she rents my favorite movie "Mohra-Indian Hindi movie". I am so happy today; everything is going well. I start to play my usual game of racing parked cars. I run beside parked cars and there is hardly any space to move quickly.

I am really happy today. I have my homework done and now I will go home and eat my Samosas, Biryani,and watch the movie, "Mohra". This is my best day and I am also winning the race against the cars.

As soon as I take my eyes off the ground to see how much more distance is left to the finish line, my foot gets stuck in the back left wheel of the car. I fall face forward on a metal handle of a sewage gutter lid.

I scream "Mummy, mummey, ma" and threw her into a state of panic as she sees me crying and blood dripping from my chin. She pushed a cloth against my chin and tells me to hold it tightly. In a panic my aunt and mom take me to the Liquat Medical Centre. "Doctor is a bad man", I do not know what he is doing, but it hurts a lot. A couple of bandages on my chin and I was back home.

Things are not going as well as I think, I am lying on bed watching the movie, but I fall asleep a quarter of the way through. The chin hurts so much as I bite, so I can't finish my Samosas or Biryani. I lost on the movie or food part, but I sure was the winner of the game, and will always win.


More Childhood Memories:
Big Kids | Toboggan Rush | My Spot | The Good Ol' Days | Racing the Cars |
The Dog I Teased | The Last Days for My Grandpa | First Time Being a Big Sister
Bike Riding | Snow Trek | Stitches on My Eyelid

Thoughts about Music: Music

Uncomfortable Moments:
Santa, Where's My Mommy | My Drowning Experience | Little Green Alien? | My First Kiss | First Kiss

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