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Paper Shadows as a matter of fact have more meaning for me after I read it This autobiography is full of phantoms and secrets especially the haunted memoir It was so interesting because the author in the story as Sonny Choy has explored not only the childhood in Vancouvers Chinatown but also the family history Choy has frequently mentioned the ghost at the early age around four The reason for him to talk about this because he believes in spirit and the understanding of the loss of loved ones On the other hand his family life is quite attractive since he talks about the setting from his Keefer Street house then his mothers keen on playing Mahjong Moreover Choy often translated the Chinese terms due to his mother always talks in Toisanese dialect and also some of the Cantonese which sounds familiar and funny to me Therefore it draws me the attention and also developed my interest to keep on reading Obviously Choys childhood had been influenced mostly by the Canadian although his eyes are on Chinese opera For example he went to the Canadian nursery school and learns about the Christian religion he was so interested in cowboys as stated in the paragraph To me not anything in Chinatown could prove as interesting as what I now worshipped c-o-w-b-o-y-s Choy Wayson Paper Shadows Penguin Group 1999 P69 Subsequently he refused to go to a traditional Chinese school as he said Before three weeks had gone by after being punished on both hands with a bamboo rod I finally one afternoon decided to skip Chinese school Choy Wayson Paper Shadows Penguin Group 1999 P222 In addition Sonny was said to be mo-no as stated You no-brain boy Choy Wayson Paper Shadows Penguin Group 1999 P78 Those are the fact that Choy has a lonely because of racism but happy childhood from pretending he as a cowboy At last I assume that Sonny Choy would
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