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Friday, September 01, 2006
The "Next Blog" Button... the top of many Blogger blogs is a pretty interesting thing. It just sends you to a random blog. *POOF* Some you can't read, because they're clearly in an another language. Some are madness. Sometimes you find one that actually catches your interest for some odd reason, like Irene's Space.

Irene is a 7-year-old girl from India, who is now living in Japan with her parents, and her younger brother, Ian. Her writing is typical 7-year-old fare: young and simple, but fresh. Her thinking reflects something that I think most children here in the States don't have. Take today's post, for instance. Here it is, in it's entirety:
These are the names I like. Flora, Bachu , Angelina , Angela , Isabella , Anica , Anushka , Annika , Irene , Lila , Julia , Nithya.Names are all around the world , in every country , every state.

What is your name ? Do you like your name ? Why ? Why not ? Which names do you like ? Which names are the names you do not like ? Think about your names in different ways . Remmember always some start with A , B , C , D , E and lots of letters.Thats what I"m talking about , names.
I suppose because at such a young age, she's already probably visited several countries other than Japan and India, but she's not just thinking about Japan and India. She also has latched on to the fact that just about anyone could be reading her words. She's inquisitive. She takes one subject, and looks at it from different perspectives, which is a skill that, in my opinion, many people many times her age still have not mastered. Not to mention that she's writing in at least her second, but perhaps even her THIRD language. I don't know what it is about her writing that I like, but I think I'll keep up with her.

Keep writing, Irene.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Actully , I only lived in India and Japan , but people from all over the country are in my school . I have lots of friends. Some are from my country state city .

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Where are you living ???????

Anonymous Irene said...
Thanks for the insightful post about me when I was seven. Now, of course, i am much older, but I still like to look at my old, fresh writing.