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Growing up in between

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Summary

Hearing the laughters, time stopped for a moment for Alexei. Then the soapy water dripped into his eyes. While he was trying hard to blink away the soap... Alexei Lau was born into a new immigrant family in Hong Kong. It is a collection of fun and sometimes teary stories about him growing up in between different cultures as an immigrant. On-going story with illustrations.

Genre:
Humor / Other
Author:
Paulus of Sinae
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
1
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

Wash the dishes!

Alexei Lau was born as a Hong-Kong-nese or Hongkie as the Singaporeans put it, but his parents were poor immigrants to Hong Kong from China.

As poor as they were, the whole family rented a 4-square-meter room in a big apartment in the old urban part of Hong kong. There were so many tenants in this apartment, each renting a room.

Alexei could recall there were once a group of Indian ladies who always loved to use a lot of lamb oil when cooking. And they were notorious for not washing the pots and dishes, leaving them in the sink for days until the coat of lamb oil formed a yellow crust onto the surfaces.

Alexei, a 2 year old boy back then, hated the smell of lamb. It made him nauseous. Unfortunately there was a hole at the adjacent wall of the bathroom to the kitchen, so the stench was always creeping into the bathroom, and vice versa.

One day, while Alexei was being bathed by his mother, the stench was sagging into the air again. Suddenly Alexei jumped out of the the plastic bucket (used as a bathtub) and rushed to the room of the Indian ladies, with his mother yelling from behind.

Alexei banged at the door. It was one of the Indian ladies who answered it. Behind her were six people, all staring at this naked 2-year-old with bubbles in his hair.

Alexei started mumbling and shouting at the poor lost people who had no idea what this little kid was doing. Alexei could no longer figure out what exactly he was talking about right now. The memory was too shattered and old. Yet the main gist he believed was just asking them to “wash the dishes”.

For a moment, the indian lady who opened the door was shocked, but then she started laughing, so were her guests. Hearing the laughters, time stopped for a moment for Alexei. Then the soapy water dripped into his eyes. While he was trying hard to blink away the soap, he was snatched by his mother under from the armpits, and carried back to the bathroom.

Years after, Alexei could finally laugh at that stupid outburst. Also Indian cuisines began to glow on him.

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Rhuldine: Pourquoi un seul chapitre par jour. C'est pas sérieux! Vou jouez avec les gens. Au moins 4-5 chapitres je pourrais comprendre.

Aimy: Good read. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

Demonike: Ce qui m'a deplu d'abords c'etait de voir Lucie aller facilement envers QuinnCe qui m'a plu c'est l'épisode où Quinn lui disait qu'il l'aimait depuis longtemps, qui expliquerait ça facon d'agir.Je récomenderait à mes amiesJe sais pas pourquoi j'ai choisi cette note

Sanja: I am still laughing. Great story. Great job writter!

Amanda: Absolutely loving the story, carnt wait to read the rest

Lianet Dorta: Muy entretenida la historia. La primera parte estaba súper y esta me encanta. Tiene un misterio con lo que esconde Oliver que nos deja leyendo más y más

Mandy: Das Buch ist gut geschrieben und spannend. Ich lese es bestimmt noch mal

Tamara: Mir gefällt die Geschichte

dtjenkins5: I do like the story which seemed have loads avoidance. The question, will both exes feature in future chapters or just more of being sidelined?

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Marnelli: I love the novel.It has a good storyline and great character development.

Annie Kay: The dirt bag behavior with Marcus and erica was annoying and this story was amazing. The relationship development wasn't over time but more over rushed at the end and erica should have lost her relationship with Marcus when he started to be kind to his wife. It was a good story.

2jlynn: How can people do such horrible things... especially to the innocent? My heart hurts thinking of what is reality for some individuals. My life may not be "storybook", but comparatively speaking, there is nothing to complain about.

Deloris McCoy: I like these type of stories. This is a good one. I will be reading the rest of them. Keep writing.

Diane: This is a good read. Be careful of reiterating the books previously written.

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