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The Early Years

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We called it PS 139; it’s now the Alex Fenty School. Ooh la la. I also called our neighborhood Flatbush, but now it’s known as Ditmas, Kensington, or … I can’t keep it straight. Funny, I was 5 when we arrived in the US and didn’t speak a word of English. Not knowing better, I spoke to my friends in Chinese. Hahahahaha. Mrs. Hacker, my kindergarten teacher, was such a nice, warm person; she welcomed me and made me fit right in! I owe it to her for making me return each day. I was such a happy kid. What happened …