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Who could give me 100 reasons to go on living in this world? Who could give me 100 reasons to go on living in this world?
Sep 20, 2016 3:14 AM
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How many beautiful stories have you written in italki about your adventures in Iran? Because each of those should be a reason to live... they're all wonderfully written. It's such a unique combination: a Chinese girl writing in gorgeous English about the poems of Hafiz and her jihad of! I can honestly say nobody on earth has the unique perspective that you do!

September 20, 2016

I've been aware of this user's writing for some time, since she was recommended to me by another user who also enjoyed her vivid, descriptive style. She's not just learnt English - she's mastered it, and has a style I couldn't match. When I read her notebooks it inspires me to study, hoping I might be as eloquent in Chinese one day as this Chinese native speaker is in English.

It's amazing (but unfortunately quite common) that such clearly exceptional people can appear so accomplished and admirable in other people's eyes, yet feel themselves to be worthless, stupid, unlikeable, etc. If only we saw ourselves as others see us, life might be bit easier...

September 20, 2016
The fact that you ask the question is one important reason.  That is called searching through connecting with other people.  It's the searching in life that makes us human.  Life is not always "happily ever after" but it's a gift.  Life has struggles and challenges that are all wonderful in their own way.  I notice that many people often say things like:  "if I met the pretty girl or the handsome man or if I had a bigger house or better car"  These things are okay but external and trying to find meaning through only external situations is fleeting and temporary.  We often take our past hurts and turn them into life long struggles with a cost of giving up happiness in the here-and-now.  Find that inner place that makes you ask the question and grow from it.  Then you can find a million reasons to live because each fragrance, each touch, each beautiful sunrise that you see is renewed.    Be gentle with yourself and never summarize your life because every day is a gift.
September 20, 2016
"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings--
These are a few of my favorite things!
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels,
Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles,
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings--
These are a few of my favorite things!
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes,
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,
Silver white winters that melt into springs--
These are a few of my favorite things!"
--Oscar Hammerstein
OK, 14 down, 86 to go.
September 20, 2016

This is our unique world girl. 

Do you have any trouble?

I can send you 100 photos of handsome men hahaha I am just kidding.

September 20, 2016
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Hediyeh East
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Shanghainese), English, German, Persian (Farsi), Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Learning Language
English, German, Persian (Farsi), Russian, Spanish, Turkish