This is a Korean chest from the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910), displayed at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Note the gold, silver, mother of pearl, and tortoise shell. Lovely!
We received our absentee ballots in the mail. David has already voted and mailed his ballot in. He voted for the Democratic candidate for governor. I, on the other hand, will vote for the Independent candidate for governor, as he seems to have more charisma as a leader of this state.
This reminds me of the time when someone nominated me to be Seventh Grade Secretary. I was shocked, but was unable to withdraw my name. I wrote my campaign speech and practiced in front of Aunty Jennie, my godmother. I enjoyed her applause. A week later, all of the student candidates stood on the stage in the cafeteria. When it was my turn, I spoke into the mike very nervously but managed to get through it. Guess what, the votes were cast and I lost the election.
Well, at least, I did not read my speech, but actually memorized and delivered it.
So, you see, it takes all kinds to run for office. The main thing to remember is: Don’t read your speech. Memorize it, practice it, and then say it without stumbling.
It doesn’t mean you will win, but at least you won’t seem like a fool.