Possum Living

( How to live well without a job and with almost no money) by Dolly Freed

   This is the book Scott is reading for school and for his own future if other careers not working out, Scott will live in the jungle . The plan is to live near the river so he can catch fish daily to feed himself.

The author is very experienced herself, she even tells you what to do with the poor fish like making  Fish egg rolls, Fish ball, Fish con-gee. You also need to have a garden nearby to grow vegetable, herbs. She also raises rabbit for food but you have to slaughter the poor thing for food.Scott might just eat fish since he is afraid of blood ( Funny thing that he gets bleeding nose almost daily).

Also  you should know how to build your own hut so you don’t own the bank any money and install wood burner for winter ( using wood from the forest so you don’t have to pay utility bill.)

Ms.Dolly Freed lived this life in 1978 when she was 18 years old.Wonder how Scott will make it in a few more years but now in his spare time , you would find him sitting on the step of the stair weaving a small blanket or some little basket, then store them in a box next to his bed. He has the habit of a homeless (hoarding things and later hiding them under a bridge .)

Lately, he did build a few  model guns by sawing the wood himself then gluing the parts together. It takes hours to complete  the work himself ;but he seems not to mind at all. I never saw this much focus from this little boy. He even spray – painted the huge gun and it looks like a real one.

My twin is amazingly crafty when it comes to doing anything for fun. But when it’s time hitting the table to study, you would find him falling to asleep in a few  minutes.

The summer school started 2 weeks ago. We get the CST test’s result today. I did very good in Math. English is not as good. Mom is sending all of us to a tutor program for English .

  1.     There are a few new teachers this year. Our social study teacher just graduated from Harvard. He must be so smart  having gone to this university plus he’s a very  handsome man with a super nice personality ( He came to introduce himself to Mom ). I notice smart people are also very good looking. Who says God is fair? He is not fair at all !!!!

The Director: Kevin Nguyen

Kevin has been busy writing a script for his 1st movie. The name is “The Unknown land .” It’s about a plane crash in middle of nowhere, 10 survivors find out that they are with other moving things on this strange land.

The movie stars in this movie are all his friends ; Scott plays the old, homeless man ( of all stars , Scott has the perfect role for his face and personality. Now he is walking around the house in tattered clothes . He wants to live in ” character” till the time director Kevin starts shooting ) . They don’t have a Camcorder yet and they don’t like using Mom’s tiny camera that also serves as a Camcorder ; saying it looks very unprofessional .

Kevin is broke , but he always wants the best brand name he can get: This time a Sony Camcorder.

Poor Scott has to wear second handed down clothes from Kevin but Scott doesn’t mind and never once complain since homeless people don’t complain . They don’t want much material stuffs or none at all since they have to drag it around everywhere( very heavy) .All they want is enough money to buy beer. Scott likes giving his friends money even he knows they won’t buy food but beer. He knows they don’t like milk; so if you don’t like milk, the next thing to drink is beer.

Jonathan – Kevin’s best friend plays the unsuccessful hunter since he can’t catch any animals in this movie. Kevin plays the businessman. Wonder what the businessman doing in the lost land ; he’s probably trying to sell off the metal of the airplane since the price of metal is sky – rocking right now. Mom has an old file cabinet which she has been trying to get rid off for years without paying a fee . Last week, she just put it out on the curb; an hour later the poor thing disappeared .

Poetry by Scott Nguyen

Everyone should have a hero and my hero is Coco, my dog.
Coco taught good to me
Like a holy tree
She is so brown,
Never giving me a frown
She is so small,
Never going to let her fall
She is my coco
And I`ll never let anyone call her loco