Cee’s questions this week encourage my mind to wander to some of my family members – an uncle and an aunt.
If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favorite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?
I would spend the money in celebration of what he enjoyed doing. The first purchase would be a ticket to the ballet. He was the person who took me to my first ballet. I remember the experience well: the music, the grace, the beauty of movement. We went with my grandmother and spent a magical evening together. My second purchase would definitely be a trip to somewhere in the world – probably Europe. He, too, was instrumental in helping me take my first airplane trip over the seas to experience a country and culture different to what I had experienced growing up.
What sound or sounds do you love?
I have always enjoyed the sounds of children at play. The sounds of children’s voices in the playground always bring a smile to my face. A good thing, I think, as I spend quite a bit of my workday listening to the sound of children playing 🙂
What’s your middle name? Why?
My middle name is Michelle. I was named after my aunt (my father’s sister). She wanted to be godmother but my mom chose instead her sister with whom she was close. I was named after her instead as a consolation.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?
I have a child in my class who came into my room and did not speak nor participate in any activities inside and outside of the classroom. He was new to the school and had no friends. It used to sadden me to see how lonely he was. Looking at him now during the past week or two, my heart swells with happiness. He has become chatty, has made friends, makes jokes in class, and always has a smile on his face. He has made a complete turnaround, and his experience at the school can only get better.
What would you answer to any of these questions?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This post is linked to Cee’s Share Your World weekly challenge).