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“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”
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I’m writing an essay about Aliya in writing class, where I talk about how inspirational she is and I can’t think of a title. Any ideas?
Conqueror of the Podium
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thoughts on Aliya Mustafina?
I am so sure I’m gonna get a lot of negative comments but so be it.
She is the Queen. Her style of gymnastics is so unique and her personality is just even better.
Especially after seeing her so friendly at the banquet, made me like her even more.
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Russia doesn’t get gold at the Olympic in gymnastics for 12 years
enter Aliya Mustafina
Russia doesn’t get a medal (let alone gold) on beam for 12 years at Worlds
enter Aliya Mustafina
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Is there a livestream for event finals tonight? :O