I was born in a small village which was poor and sparsely populated, therefore, I only had a few playmates. My parents worked far away from home. I was so lonely. Things got to changed after I moved into a new neighborhood, a center of our small town. I found my playmates, connection, and joy. Now I would like to shared with you my pleasurable neighborhood.
I lived in a main trading center, to be specific, it was a trading street. Business hours were only in the morning time. When the sun had risen, merchants opened their shops and started doing business. The street would became a living market.
After the student came home from school, it was a totally different scene. The street became a “Carnival”. There was a big banyan in the middle of the street. The tree was so high with huge trunks and biggest leaves. It was our happy spot. Adults would bring the tables under the tree and started to play pokers and Chinese chess. All the kids were gather together play games, such as hide and seek, skipping grope etc. An old lady would always turn on the radio. The radio was humming and the leaves of the banyan tree in the massive yard swayed in the sun. I spent most of my time in this special spot. I remembered I always brought snacks to share with my playmates. We played game and chatted. It was so much fun.
When the sun goes down, parents would called us home to have dinner together. The street would suddenly slowed down a little bit. You could hear birds tweedled and flew past the roofs. I remembered we always brought our dinner outside and ate with friends in the summer time. The moon lights were softly shining on our face. The stars were smiling at us.
I lived in this special street for most seven years. It was the most happy time during my whole life. I still remember the tree, the shops, and my neighbors. I think I would never forget.