June 4, 2001
On this week, we launched eleven stories written by students from The Victoria READ Society. You can read their stories as well as hear them.
Meriko was born and raised in the south of Japan. She has two daughters, one lives in Toronto and the other lives in Colwood. Meriko lives in Victoria and she attends school at Victoria READ Society. She is interested in languages, music, arts and travelling. She has been to 11 countries.
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When I was a child, I used to dream of becoming a dancer. I was a daydreamer. I remember the day my mother bought me a white dress for the summer festival. I loved this dress which I put on full of joy. I pretended that I was on the stage dancing in front of an audience. I also wanted white shoes to match the dress, but my mom bought me dark red shoes instead of white. As a matter fact, I was too short for a dancer; therefore, I had to give up my dream. Time passed and I realized that my dream was unrealistic. Dancers need to be over 1m 60cm tall in Japan. I still love dancing with hot Cuban music. One of my dreams was gone, but I keep dancing every day.