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Friends, Singing

Do you want to build a snowman?

by Emanuel Rabina

Wellington — It was breakfast time on Easter Monday, and Tanya had organized a group of 11 of us to come out to a hotel restaurant armed with vouchers to eat a buffet breakfast. It looked like we had all eaten our fill of eggs, bacon, fruits, cereals, yoghurts, and whatever other breakfast foods lined the tables of Copthorne Hotel’s “one80” restaurant. Somehow, talk had moved to movies and Frozen, and I took...

Singing, Dance


by Ethan Bodnar

New york — We were there on the side for a moment – taking a break, catching our breath, and taking it all in. He started singing, “Boo-Wab-Boo-Wap” and all of a sudden, before I knew it, I joined in and we were...

Shenzhen, Singing, karaoke

A Night Of KTV

by Dallas Sanders

Shenzhen — It has been a long time since I have been to a Karaoke place or Nori Bang. It has also been the first time I have been to one stone sober. The place was massive. We were put in room 1976, which I thin...

virginia, Singing, disappointment

She looks to the side as she beckons me forward, softening the authority of the gesture with impersonal deference.

by Chelsea Batten

Norfolk — I don’t know if the name on her tag is her last or first. She’s a little shorter than me, with blue horn-rimmed glasses and dangling earrings and rust-colored hair shorn against her head. The securit...

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