I am proud to be an Asian American. I am going to show you this by the good food, cool plants & trees, and fascinating animals that Asia has.
I am proud to be an Asian American because Asia has fascinating animals. For example, the Chinese dragon is a fantasy mythical being and it is relevant to the history of China. Asia also has pandas which are the cutest animals to exist.
Asia has great trees and plants. There are a lot of cherry blossoms in Asia in March or April. They are pink in color, which is my favorite color. They also only bloom in spring and they don’t grow cherries.
Asia has good food. Chinese breadsticks (油条) are good for breakfast, because they taste good and you can make them small or big depending on how you make the dough. And you can bend them and make them smaller to eat them easily. Japanese sushi is also delicious and healthy because it has a lot of seafood and vegetables.
All and all, I think Asia is pretty good because of those reasons. I hope you also agree with me. Therefore I am proud to be an Asian.
Alan Ban is a third-grader at Decatur Elementary School.
As a Chinese American, I am proud because China has a long cultural history of 5000 years! China has 23 dynasties, including Xia, the first known dynasty in China, and Qin, the first dynasty that united China. Also, there is the Tang dynasty, the greatest dynasty in China. The culture and economy expanded very quickly during the time. It was the golden age of poetry, painting, tricolored glazed pottery, and woodblock printing. The last dynasty is the Qing dynasty.
China has 24 holidays, so it is a lot of time to celebrate. They include Chinese New Year, also called Lunar New Year, an annual 15-day festival in China and Chinese communities around the world that begins with the new moon, which occurs between January 21 and February 20. Chinese Memorial Day is a traditional Chinese festival and an important day of sacrifice to sweep tombs and commemorate ancestors. On this day, tomb-sweeping is one of the most important and popular activities to show respect to ancestors.
Also, China has tons of inventions that changed the world. The most famous ones are the Four Great Inventions of Ancient China. The Compass is an instrument for orientation and navigation, and it appeared for the first time in China between the 2nd century BC and 1st century AD. In the 9th century, Gunpowder was made by Chinese alchemists searching for an elixir of immortality. It is a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate. Papermaking is a technique of making paper and has been known in China since the 2nd century BC. In about 105, Cai Lun created a sheet of paper using mulberry and other bast fibers with fishnets, old rags, and hemp waste. Printing is a process for reproducing text and images. In China, printing was improved with the technique of woodblock printing.
My ancestral homeland has a lot of places to see, such as the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications that were built across the historical northern borders of ancient Chinese states and Imperial China as protection. Several walls were built from as early as the 7th century BC, with selective stretches later joined together by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. There is also the Terracotta Army. The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang. The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong County, outside Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.
I am very proud to be an Asian American who contributed to America.
A long, long time ago, before your grandfathers were born, there were two children. On the Lunar New Year's Eve of 1532, the older child told the younger child that he was getting the gong and waking the family up with a bang.
"I don't think that it is a good idea, but it sounds like a great prank," said the younger child.
Later that day, the elder child went into town to buy a gong. He had been saving money since the Lunar New Year of 1531. He went into ten shops until he found a gong with a price of 46 US dollars. He hid the gong, which was arduous because of the gong's size.
When the younger child was eating, he almost spilled the beans. The older brother kicked his leg to prevent him from telling the family about the prank.
"OWWWWWW!" cried the younger child. "Why did you do that? It hurts!"
Soon the children were fighting over nothing. The older child threw an uppercut then the younger child threw a jab.
"STOPPPPPPP!" yelled the mom. "WHY ARE YOU FIGHTING?" The mom was raging.
The children instantly stopped because they saw their mom that angry. They knew that the mom was super serious.
"The next time I see you guys fighting, you will need to clean the whole house." The mother calmed down.
Both children knew that cleaning the house would take ages because the residence was big, at least one million square feet. Nobody would want to do that labor.
That night, the older child woke up at 2 A.M. to set up the prank. He placed earplugs in his ears and the younger child's ears. After that, he moved the gong in front of the room where his family was sleeping. Suddenly, he realized that he forgot to buy a mallet! None of the stores were open, so he had to make his own. He got a hammer and started making one until he realized that he had the answer in his hand for the whole time.
He finalized the plan and prepared to bang the gong. Wham! Smack! Boom! The older child ran as fast as a cheetah to his bed.
The next morning, the house was decorated with numerous Lunar New Year ornaments. The older child got red envelopes with 70 US dollars. He was super happy until that evening. That evening while he was eating, he got in trouble.
"Yesterday at night, someone rang a gong and woke me up," said the dad. "The person who did it will be in trouble and also get bad luck."
The older child started to regret his decision. I'm getting terrible luck, thought the older child. "I did it as a prank," said the older child.
"You're in hot water!" exclaimed the dad while the older child ran away.
A tiger is an animal with orange stripes and black stripes across the body. No two tigers have the same stripes. The stripes are like the pattern of snowflakes. On the face of a tiger, there are some whiskers coming from the side of the nose and mouth. The whiskers are flying from the mouth going in different directions. The nose is like a triangle with wobbly sides. The eyes are a glowing yellow. The legs of a tiger have stripes on them, and they have claws. Like most cats, the tiger can retract their claws when they aren’t using them and extract them when they’re hunting.
A tiger prowls across its territory like guards guarding a whole room full of gold. The roar of a tiger can be heard 2 miles away! The meaning of the tiger is said to be willpower, courage, and personal strength.
My zodiac is tiger. That is why I like tigers and wrote about tigers. Also, my school’s mascot is a tiger!
The leaves are falling,
the leaves are falling,
on the deck and the dirt,
the leaves can be seen wherever you are,
the leaves glow a bright yellow,
the leaves are falling,
the leaves are falling
The leaves look like they are flying,
to faraway places,
with fire in its heart
the leaves blow up into a flame,
the wind blows so fast,
that the leaves all change route
and goes to the acquaintance’s house.
Brendon Wang is a fourth-grader at Medina Elementary School. This is his first time appearing in the Review.
"Whao," says Pa. "What was that?"
"Thunder" replies Ma.
"Really? We never had thunder here before."
"Sure we have, you just never pay attention." Now reader, the loud "boom" you heard was not caused by lightning. It was a house blowing up.
Pa and Ma both look at Bob, their only child.
"What do you say, Bob? Have we had thunder here before?" they both say at the same time.
"Well... We have, but I don't think this is lightning."
"Why do you think that?"
"Well, a few weeks ago, I bought a newspaper."
"We live on a farm," says Pa. "How did you get it?"
"Remember? When we went on that trip to buy a carriage to travel easier, I snuck off for a moment to grab one."
"Bob, for that you are grounded for--"
But before Pa can finish talking, a loud boom happens again but only closer.
Pa and Ma say, "Bob. What is that?"
“In the newspaper I read, they said a guy is murdering a bunch of people and the booms are rocks thrown by big catapults."
"So what?" asks Ma.
"Well... it said the guy is targeting farms and we are the only farm in the city".
"Bob! What have you been reading? That is just a rumor." Ma says.
"Oh yeah? The news also said that the murderer likes to go to the house to end his victims off."
"So that's why you have been getting scary dreams lately?"
"Yeah, I guess I have to admit it," says Bob.
Suddenly, there is a knock on the door.
"We barely get visitors, especially at this time," says Pa.
"Bob, go look out the window to see who is there," says Ma.
"Mom! Dad!" says Bob. “I see a guy in black at the door! I think he has a gun in his hand and has another accomplice hiding in the grass.”
"What?" they shout back.
"I think the murderer is here!" Bob exclaims.
Now you will have to wait for the next book to keep reading.