I have a big family. My brothers are mean except one brother. His name
is David. My sisters are mean too. My mom is mean and my dad is mean too.
I am going to talk about foodways. My mom and dad make the food and they
are the ones who bought the food. My mom and my dad got the food from
the Asian Midway store. My mom cooks vegetables and meat. She cuts all
of the vegetables and the meat. My dad helps out too.
My favorite dish is chicken. My family likes all the food that my mom
cooks. My mom grows cabbage, peppers, cucumbers and carrots.
I like many celebrations. Christmas is a holiday in winter. It snows
and Santa Claus gives out presents to kids. But Santa Claus isn't that
real. My family gets presents from my mom and dad.
My family can't wait until it's Christmas Eve. My brothers and sisters
and I receive some presents from the Bay View center too. There's no school
on the 21st. Before we get out of school on the 21st we don't have school
because it's vacation day.
The Hmong New Year is a celebration that Hmong people celebrate. You
can eat at the Hmong New Year. There are a lot of dances on the stage.
Now I'm going to talk about traditional games and toys. I will talk about
traditional games first. I am going to talk about how you play tag. Tag
is a game where you play outside. This is how you play tag. You tag someone
and he or she is it. He or she has to tag someone else.
Next my favorite game is hot lava tag. This is how you play hot lava
tag. Pretend you are it and you have to stay on the ground. You can't
climb on anything. You need to tag someone.
My best game is called tic-tac-toe. This is how you play tic-tac-toe.
You make a shape and you write it on a piece of paper. Then you have to
put a X or an O on the squares.
This is a game called rock-paper-scissors. This is how you play rock-paper-scissors.
You make a fist like a rock and if someone did a paper, you lose because
the paper will cover you. The only you win is to do the opposite.
You can play these games indoors or outdoors.
Second, I'm doing toys that I like. My sisters play with Hmong dolls.
The Hmong dolls are made out of cloth. The boys still play with tops that
are old toys. The tops are made out of special woods.
Another game the boys play is ball. It's made out of wood. You can toss
the ball and you kick the ball. They toys are very useful. It's fun when
you play ball. The ball is hard because so kids can kick it but not kick
it hard. The ball is heavy so kids don't kick it hard so it won't fly
far in the woods. This is how you play. You just need to kick it. If you
kick to a person you are good.
My family does storytelling. My mom, dad, brothers and sisters like to
tell funny stories, jokes, and realistic stories. My cousins and uncles
tell cool and funny stories to my family. My friends tell stories too,
but the stories they tell are fake.
The stories my family tells are about when I was little when we went
to Stevens Point and about family picture. I will tell you about my family
My family told me this story about when my family and I were taking a
picture. The picture camera was not flashing the light, so my cousin checked
it. My cousin is the one who took the picture. And we tried and we tried,
and it finally worked. When my parents went to pick up the picture there
was a funny picture and the other picture was good. My parents came back
and they ripped the funny picture up and kept the good nice picture.
From doing this essay, I learned that story-telling, celebrations, and
traditional games and toys are important to my family. My family is special
because my family is quite large. I have someone to talk to and play with
all the time.