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breaking the silence...

to post a bit! I was writing on a discussion board for my american lit class tonight and I thought... I should post this to my blog! So I am. Enjoy. :)


I live in a semi-depressed old coal mining area in northeastern PA.There are several higher-end spas around that my friends go to to get their nails done, but I personally like the little stripmall "LA Nails" place (when I go like twice a year to get my nails done. haha). 
It is cheaper, but I mostly go there because it forces me out of my comfort zone. Of course it's easier to pay a bit more and sit and chat with the nail tech about local sports or the weather or the latest mall store to open. It is a totally different ballgame to have a slight asian man working on your nails, answering your (hopefully) friendly queries about his life. The man I saw last week has been in the US for one year. In his mid-30's, he was a high school teacher in Vietnam; he taught psychology. Here (he's married with a son) he works doin…