Friday, April 27, 2007

April 27, "My Self"

by Maureen, 12

My name is Maureen. I am a girl. I like in Tumaini Children’s Centre. My school is Riamukurwe Pri Sch. I am in grade eight. I have two sisters who are Carol and Cynthia. Carol is 9 years old, Cynthia 6 years old. While I am now 1&half years older. My mum is 32 years old, while my dad is 34 yrs old. Although my dad passed away in 2004 by a road accident.

My hobby is reading storybooks. Writing notes and also running marathon. In this week I have run for 3 [5.5 km circuits] several times. I like Partisipating in such games I have Knoki [no] problem because here in Tumaini we are provided everything we need.

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Blogger Rain said...

thank you for sharing, i hope you can come and give me some advices.

April 27, 2007 at 3:51 AM  
Blogger Radioactive Jam said...

Hi Maureen,

Storybook reading is a fantastic hobby. And congratulations for your running.

I imagine you read storybooks to your sisters, yes? Hope you have many chances to do so.

Have a great week!

April 27, 2007 at 4:26 AM  
Blogger Marnie Watson said...

Thanks for letting us hear about your life- keep up the running- well done!

April 27, 2007 at 6:33 AM  
Blogger suri-chan said...


April 27, 2007 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Quality Tale said...

Hi Dear,

There r so many up and downs in the life...I just brave...and grow with ur sisters with good a good human being...

April 27, 2007 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger mihir said...

really felt glad reading the blog .. it was to my surprise that such young minds are online and expressing their views. its a good quality and i would personally encourage such addition to these public blogs, i feel you should read few good books and blogs, and write personal blogs over the time. this would improve your ability to express your views and which every blog you feel that its a quality piece can open for public. these are the things which i feel and not the only way to do things. so feel free to express your views and express yourself to the world, world is watching you to perform your best.

April 27, 2007 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

Hi Maureen, I am Gabrielle. I am so glad to hear that you have everything that you need at Tumaini - I think that you are right.

Keep reading! Let's hope that we can get some more books out there to you and your big Tumaini family soon!

April 27, 2007 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger L'home bombeta said...

I hope you win a marathon in the Olympics one day. Run, run, run

April 28, 2007 at 1:53 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

maureen i am sorry to hear about your dad. keep your head up. you are a very special girl. i hope you remember that you can make a difference in the life of the people around you.

April 28, 2007 at 1:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Maureen,
It is so nice to hear your story! You are a very smart and happy girl and I am very proud of you. Keep working hard on your running and your school work.
God bless you,
Dr. Eve

April 29, 2007 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Hi Maureen - It was neat for me to read about your life. I was sorry to hear that your dad passed away. I also like running! I will be running in a race next weekend. Will you get to run in any races any time soon. Many of the best runners in the world come from Kenya! Do you know who Paul Tergat is? I'm sure that you do. They call him The Gentleman. Keep writing!

April 29, 2007 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Allie said...

Dear Maureen,
You write very well! It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm Allie. We have many things in common.

I have loved to read storybooks since the age of 7. It's a great escape and lots of fun. Please, continue with this hobby. I hope you can find ways to share it with others.

I take notes, too. I try to write every day. I keep my notes in a diary/journal. I began the hobby after my dad passed away. I was at your current year of age when he died.

I have always wanted to run but could never find the stamina... to be able to run for a long distance. Congratulations of your achievement.

It is wonderful that you have everything you need. Many people live with many possession of the world and still feel they are without anything. May you stay happy and content with the simple things.

April 30, 2007 at 7:26 PM  

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