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“Curious to see what happens next” — Six Words from Teens in Bangladesh

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

By Larry Smith

Dear SMITH:
I asked some of my teen patrons as AISD to try the six-word memoir. AISD (American International School/Dhaka) is one of the top international schools with a population of 700 students (Pre-K-12). Our vision is to prepare students to become stewards of a just and sustainable world.
- Judyth Lessee, MS/HS Librarian, AIS/Dhaka, Bangladesh

Here’s what they came up with.

What happened to the good grades?
- Sky L., grade 6

Just have to keep them guessing.
- Genevieve S.

Horror and mystery is my world.
Dark is mysterious just like me.
- Catherine P., grade 6

I shine like a golden star.
- Zainab M., grade 6

Sad, depressing, sullen, happy, joyful friendly.
- Nathan B., grade 9

Curious to see what happens next.
- Anon E. Mous

I am blue like the sky.
- Amal A., grade 6

I forgave but I can’t forget.
- Tabassum M, grade 10

At least we’re not dead, right?
- Austin D., grade 10

When your friends ditch your hopes….
- Caroline M., Gr. 6

Made many mistakes, but no regrets.
- S.T. grade 12

Traveling around globe unaware of destination.
Winning’s a start. Losing’s no end.
Life is fun. Breakdancers live it.
- Maiwand T., grade 9

I am very happy, sad not.
I love study and fun.
- Maimuna M., grade 6

Love to read, makes me happy.
Happy with great friends and family.
- Ariyana C., grade 6

I live a fairy tale life.
- Anon

I love books. Books love me.
Light is kind so am I.
Boys drool. Girls rock the world.
11 and never went to hospital.
- Ishita S. grade 6

Still here. Can’t figure out why.
- JL (”way old lady”)

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One response

  1. Paul D says:

    All of them are just great-
    ‘I am blue like the sky.’
    11 and never went to hospital.
    Curious to see what happens next

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