By Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma)
Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma), a Namuyi Tibetan from Liangshan Yi independent Prefecture, Sichuan Province describes her early life; mom and dad; paternal grandmother's formative years and demise; village existence together with kid's video games, tending horses, and herding yaks; her stories at basic college; a surrogate grandfather; her youngest brother; neighborhood lunar New yr festivities; her time at heart university together with a unique pal and love letters; her education at Qinghai common college in Xining urban; her time in India together with university stories, travels, operating in an NGO, and dealing at a choice middle in Delhi; and her go back to China. additionally integrated are unique poems, 3 tales via Li Xiaoqiong's grandmother, and images of Li Xiaoqiong's village and of her time in India.
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When the cuonumi got to the tree, it began climbing up, bit by bit. The daughter was terrified. She thought she would also be eaten, just like her other family members. Suddenly, recalling that she had the oil, she poured some down the tree. The tree became very slippery, and the cuonumi lost her grip and fell to the earth. The cuonumi tried many times to climb up but was unsuccessful. Finally she gave up and vanished into the forest. The girl stayed in the tree for three and a half days. She was exhausted and starving.
She thought she would also be eaten, just like her other family members. Suddenly, recalling that she had the oil, she poured some down the tree. The tree became very slippery, and the cuonumi lost her grip and fell to the earth. The cuonumi tried many times to climb up but was unsuccessful. Finally she gave up and vanished into the forest. The girl stayed in the tree for three and a half days. She was exhausted and starving. She was near death. She wanted to climb down, but she was afraid the cuonumi would return at 35 any moment.
This pleased my parents. Yi, Han, and Namuyi students studied together. We learned Yi writing, reading, and speaking, but most classes were in Chinese. Today, I can speak Yi, Chinese, Namuyi and English. This has since made it easier for me to learn new languages. 61 NEW YEAR F ive days before the New Year, all family members return home, unless they are very far away and cannot return. We have many Han neighbors. During the New Year, we join each other's celebrations, visiting each other's homes.