-Mother's recount of her past history is always interesting.
Hearing Mother's vivid description of her past life is like looking into the pensieve in Harry Potter.
-We played with gonggi and I was a queen of gonggi
We played with gonggi and I was a queen of gonggi (Korean jackstone but in a round shape)
-She shrugged, as if saying ' That's the way it is'.
-There was a sense of pride toward my aunt in her voice, the same kind of pride she had for me.
-She spoke with the air of an old warrior, who has been in so many battles that now hardly anything counted as ordeal.