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    definition of identity is “who or what a person is”. A writer named Andrew Lam reveals what personal identity means in “Who Will Light Incense When Mother 's Gone. In this non-fiction story, Lam moves to America, and he begins to emphasize who he is as an individual, rather than becoming a duplicate of his family. Suddenly, since Lam moved to America, he does not recall is old ways of living, therefore he is on a quest for his identity presented by rejection, change, and new beginnings. All of a sudden, the family has moved to America, and Lam begins rejecting family functions. Since Lam came to America, he began the quest for his identity, whereas his mother already had an opposing idea of…

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    Calvera Short Story

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    The people of Calvera sat on the cold, jaggad, concrete of the street curb, shivering as the December wind blew, and pulled their raggedy blankets closer to them. The drums started and only moments after, out of the dense fog came the marching soldiers; or as we call them in Calvera, the Marchers. The all too familiar drum beat. Dun, dun dun dun dun. Dun, dun dun dun dun. Dun, dun dun dun dun. The beat of the perfectly synced marching with the even more perfectly synced drum beats caused people…

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    Who Will Light Incense When Mother’s Gone? “Who Will Light Incense When Mother’s Gone?” is a creative non-fiction essay written by Andrew Lam. Lam was born in Vietnam in 1964 and immigrated to America with his family during the Vietnam war to avoid the violence surrounding the war (CITE). Immigrating to America shaped Lam’s identity in all aspects of his life including his writing (CITE). Written in 2003, Lam’s essay encompasses the themes of rebellion/conformity and identity in respect to old…

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    Thematic Observation

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    The writer used Aquilaria Sinensis in the poem, which was an endangered species of plant in the Thymelaeaceae family, to metaphor Hong Kong. Aquilaria Sinensis appears in thousand years ago, it has special incense smell and it's a medicinal plant which is also a source of fragrant wood, formed under a pathological condition, called agarwood. The writer explained the origin of the name “Hong Kong” at the beginning of the poem. In the past, Hong Kong was transit port of “incense tree, with joss…

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    During that day, all family members wore black clothes. We made several of my grandmother’s favorite dishes, including tofu, fried vegetables, fruits, and cakes, as well as other necessities, like alcohol, cigarettes and “paper money.” We took out the memorial tablet from the storeroom at the funeral home and carried it to a specific site, where there were several cubicles with an upper level of the platform for displaying photos, food, incense. You can also choose among the twelve Chinese…

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    Palm Tree Symbols

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    satisfied or does not want more, he tilts the empty cup quickly back and forth 4 to 5 times. The must not put the coffee cup on the ground or tray, but must hands it to the host accompanied with phrases of gratitude and thankfulness. Usually, the coffee is served with fuwala, and permanently found in the house’s majlis or living room, in case of surprising guest. Third, the censer (mubkar) is a pot made of pottery or metal. It is locally used for various purposes ranging from warding off evil…

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    Dragon's Blood

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    Is not the blood of real dragons but a resin that comes from various sources. The pigment which is bright red is how it got the name Dragon's Blood. There are those that used the pigment to create lipstick out of it, using the [i]Dracaena cinnabari[/i] 0r the cinnabar tree that is found on an island in the Indian ocean, those empires are the Greek and the Roman as well as some others. Another name for this herb is [i]Sangre de Dragon[/i]. This version of the herb comes from the Croton Uechelri…

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    Ching Kwok Buddhist Temple

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    There are many religions in Toronto, among the Christian churches that have stood in there for decades, I have chosen the only Buddhism temple in the downtown area, Ching Kwok Buddhist temple as my subject of field research. In the essay I will identify and explain several features of the daily afternoon recitation carried out by the monks by using theories of Raymond Williams and views of Malory Nye regarding to the relationship between culture and religion. I argue that, the purpose of this…

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    Alisha Taylor Analysis of a Creative Non-Fiction Essay English Composition - 01G July 3rd, 2017 Andrew Lam and Identity In Andrew Lam's "Who Will Light the Incense When Mother's Gone?" the writer is attempting to get the peruser to comprehend that custom ought not kick the bucket but rather alongside life things, for example, convention will change as life does. In the story his mom is 70 years of age now and is apprehensive large portions of her customs and confidence won't be conveyed…

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    family, I have very different beliefs than where I go to an all Catholic girls school. Because I am Buddhist, I disagree with what the Catholic Church says about religious practices. When I pray to God at school, I believe in the some of moral values taught by Jesus Christ, but I do not fully believe in following his foot steps. For example, I do not believe in the body and blood of Christ during Holy Communion or the Last Supper. In Reconciliation at my school, the Catholic church believes in…

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