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ChelseaHis comment in line 3 suggests that the itinenary was very long. '3 years' is an exaggeration but it implies that the itenerary was more for a three year stay rather than just a short visit. The author expected all the jewellery to drain Prema's energy and restrict her movements. The phrase 'They look more like manacles to me.' shows that just like manacles which binds prisoners' hands and ankles, the author expected Prema's jewellery to have the same effect on her. 'Despite all her jewellery, however, she had lots of energy' shows that the author did not expect Prema to still have the strength to move.He thought like that as although ten Siva Rams put together will be more than his two elder sons, his two sons would be more useful as they were able-bodied so that could earn money but ten Siva Rams will be crippled and not earn anything. His last sentence suggests that his old car was not in a very good condition, and unsafe. He was not very good at speaking Japanese. The evidence is '"Domo arigato! Sayonara! Ohaiyogozaimas!" he said, smiling sheepishly. And with that, he exhausted his entire command of the Japanese language' This shows that after only speaking three phrases, he had already 'used up' his knowlege in the language. Thus, I can infer that he had a very limited vocabulary so he was not very fluent in Japanese.
The boy probably did not do very well for his test and wanted his father's bad report card as an excuse so he would not get scolded. 'Is it report time again?' suggests that the boy had already asked his grandma before so he offered a dollar so as to persuade his grandma to give the old report cards.He thought that she looked like a stuffed pig.
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XueqinHis comment in line 3 suggest that the itinery was long and implies that it was more suitable for a 3 year long itinery. The author feels that the jewelries would be bulky for her to carry around. She finds them "as thick and heavy gold bangles", choker anklets. By wearing such heavy jewelry, she thought that it would be rather heavy and exhasting for her to carry them around, but to her surprise, she found it very light It suggests that his old car was so old that it could breakdown any time, which was unsafe.He was not fluent at speaking Japanese. That phrase is usually used by people when they are not confident of something that they are going to do. Also, the phrase 'exhausted his entire command of the Japanese Language' suggests that he only knew those three words in Japanese. Thus, we can conclude from this that he is not proficient in speaking Japanese.He thought that she looked like a pig. Pigs are usually referred to as ugly
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EuniceHe exclaimed "How long does she think we're staying- three years?" He was implying that he flet that the intenery that was planned for him was so long, as if it was planned for a 3-year-tripThe author expects that all the jewelries would be very heavy for her to carry around. The author describes them as thick and heavy gold bangles, choker anklets. By wearing such heavy jewelry it is expected that she would excert alot of energy in holding them up by her body, but surprisingly she moved around as if they were very light, which surprised the authorWhat he meant by "My sons are worth more than ten Siva Rams put together" was that he had the faith that his sons would do much more good than him going out to look for work, which he had no hope at all in because he was crippled. People discrimininated him due to that. However, since his sons are not crippled, he felt that people would not judge them and they would hire his sons to earn the money that he desperately needs.He said that he would feel much more at ease knowing my wife is driving a safe car. From this we could infer that he thinks his old car was not safe and he did not trust his wife's safety in that old car. He was not good in Japanese at all. When he went to aproach the old man, he said only three phrases that he knows in Japanese. It stated that he "exhausted his entire command of the Japanese Language which confirms that he only know these three phrases in Japanese. Also, after he said the three phrases, he smiled sheepishly. When a person smiles sheepishly it is to ask for the sympathy of the other party, to ask for gorgiveness and understanding. He had most proably flunked his test and was required that his father to look at his report card. In order to reduce his chances of getting scolded, he reqested his grandmother to lend him a bad grade in the report card of his father's to prove that he did not do very well as well, and thus he had no right to scold him.The wizard said that his wife looked like a stuffed pig, which he was implying that she was fat and ugly, just like a stuffed pig--stuffed with other food. Pigs are most referred to was ugly.
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Myat NoeIt suggests that the itinery was too long and it was as though it could have been planned for a 3 year trip.The author expected the jewelery to weigh her down and slow down her movementsHe felt that there was a higher chance of his sons getting a job because there was a factory that hired kids and they were not crippled like him. It suggests that his old car was not safe because of its age.He was bad at speaking Japanese. With only a few words, he had already exhausted his entire commad of the Japanese language. This shows that his vocabulary was limited.He had most likely gotten a really bad mark for his report card and wanted to show to his dad that his dad had gotten bad marks when he was young too to prevent scoldingHe was implying that he thought his wife looked ugly.
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NehalIt suggests that the itenary was extremely long.The author expected the jewelry to pull her down and make her move more slowly. Also, the amount of jewelry on her was described in a way as if the jewelries were going to choke her, as the author used the phrase 'solid gold choker'.He felt that way as there was a carpet factory that hired young children to weave the carpets, and his children are suitable for that job. Also, since Siva Ram was a cripple and his children were not, his children would be able to accomplish much more than him. That is why Siva Ram felt that his children were worth more than 10 Siva Rams together.It suggests that his previous car might be having some problems with it and can breakdown while driving.He was not good at speaking Japanese. This is evident when he though 'here goes'. That phrase is usually used by people when they are not confident of something that they are going to do. Also, the phrase 'exhausted his entire command of the Japanese Language' suggests that he only knew those three words in Japanese. Thus, we can conclude from this that he is not proficient in speaking Japanese.He might have scored low for his report card and in order to avoid getting scolded by his father, the boy bribed his grandmother to give him one of his father's bad report card. By doing so, the boy then can show his father that he used to do badly to and thus avoid getting scolded.The wizard thought his wife looked like a stuffed pig, which basically implies that he finds his wife fat.
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SabrinaHis comment of "three years?" suggested that the itinerary prepared was too long and cannot be finished in just a three days tripThe author expects the jewelry to slow her down and suffocate her as it was described that she was heavily adorned with bracelets and anklets such that they look like shackles. It was supposed be heavy and pull her down.His children could be able to work as carpet weavers as unlike him, they were not disabled. With more than ten times of Siva Rams' ability, they can achieve much more.It suggests that his previous car was run-down and was probably dangerous to use as it might breakdown or have sterring/braking problems.He was not good at speaking Japanese and it was stated that he "exhausted his entire command of the Japanese language and only knew 3 basic general words/phrases.He had most likely scored terrible for his report card and he wanted to bribe his grandmother with just a dollar so that he can show his father that he used to do badly too.He finds his wife porky [;)] and fat as he said his wife looked like a 'stuffed pig'
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KimberlyRaymon said "..... 3 years?" This shows that he thought that the itenary prepared was too long for a three day trip.The author thought that all the jewelry encasing her was strangling her, and that she would not be able to move, or if she is able to, she would move very slowly and sluggishly from all their weightHis children were still able and were not crippled, unlike him, and are able to work. They would be able to acomplish 10 times more work that what himself is able to do.It suggests that his old car was really old, that it could breakdown or not work at any moment. He was not good at speaking Japanese. This is shown when he thought "here goes!" This is like saying 'here goes nothing'. People say that to reassure themselves when they are about to do something they are afraid or not confident in doing. He also "exhausted his entire comman", which meant that he only knew 3 phrases of the japanese language.The boy probably had gotten bad grades on his report card, and wanted his dad's bad report card in order to show it to his father, and say that he was not the only one who had gotten bad grades before. Therefore, the father had no right for scolding him for getting bad grades.The wizard thought that his wife looked like a "stuffed pig", implying that she was fat.
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LynetteRaymon's comment in line 3 suggests that the itinerary Aunt Emma had prepared was probably too long to complete within their visit.The author expected that all the jewellery on Prema would weigh, slow her down or restrict her movement as she was adorned with so many bracelets and anklets that were the size of manacles.Siva Ram thought that his sons were worth more than ten times of him put together as they were more capable than he was. Also, he remembered that there was a carpet factory that hired young children as carpet weavers, paying them salary per each twelve-hour day. He thought that as his sons were not crippled like him, they could be sent to work there and help to earn money for the family, something that even he could not do.Henry's last sentence suggests that his old car was probably in a very run-down state and unsafe for driving as it may just break down at any moment. Dylan was not very good at speaking Japanese. This is evident in the phrases "here goes!" and "exhausted his entire command". The phrase "here goes!" suggests that he was not confident and insecure about his knowledge of the Japanese language as most people use that phrase when they are feeling so. Also, the phrase "exhausted his entire command" means that that was all the Japanese words that he knew, three basic phrases, insinuating that his command of the Japanese language is not very strong.The boy probably did not do very well and had gotten bad grades on his report card. Afraid his dad would reprimand him, he wanted to bribe his grandmother into giving him his dad's bad report card to show to his dad that he was not the only one who got bad grades and perhaps stop his dad from scolding him.The wizard thought that his wife looked like a "stuffed pig" as she was rather fat.
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Qayyum
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Bryan GohIt meant that the itinerary Aunt Emma had planned was definitely too long to complete in their time there.The author expected the jewellery to slow Prema down tremendously because of its weight.He was crippled but his sons weren't, thus they can do jobs better than he can. Remembering about the carpet factory that hired young children as carpet weavers, he knew they could be much more capable of supporting the family than he could by working there.He suggested that his old car was not safe to drive in.Dylan smiled sheepishly after speaking just a few Japanese words which were all the Japanese words he knew. Thus, he probably wasn't very good at speaking Japanese.The boy had gotten bad grades on his report card and was afraid to show it to his father. Thus, he decided to use a bad report card from his dad so he has a reason for him not to scold his son.The wizard thought his wife looked like a stuffed pig.
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Yu HinIt suggests that the itinerary was too to be completed within three days.The author had expected that the jewellery Prema was wearing would slow her down and restrict her movement.Siva Ram thought that his sons would be more productive than him as they would be more capable than he was as he was crippled. His children could work in a factory as carpet weavers and they would be able to support the family there.Henry's last sentence suggested that his old car was very old and was unsafe for driving on the road as it may break down any moment.Dylan was not proficient in speaking the Japanese language. It is evident from the phrase 'exhausted his entire command'. This shows that Dylan knew very little of the Japanese language as after saying basic phrases in Japanese, he did not know anything else to say.The boy most likely had gotten poor grades for his exams and wanted to use his father's report card to show that his father had also gotten poor grades when he was young so that his father would not scold him. Thus, he wanted to bribe his grandmother into giving him his father's report card.The wizard thought his wife looked like a 'stuffed pig'.
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Darryl ChanIt suggests that the itinarary was very long and it could not be completed in 3 daysThe author thought that the jewellery was heavy and would slow the walkHis sons could work better than Siva Ram as they were not crippledIt suggests that the car was so old that it was not safe to driveHis Japanese language was not fluent, he used all te japanese words he knew in one sentenceThe boy received a bad grade so he wanted to bribe his grandmother to show his father's bad report card to show that he is not the only that got a bad grade
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Bryan LeeIt suggests that the itenarary was extremely long and the activities could not be completed in 3 days.The author thought that the jewellery would weigh Prema down and she would be walking very slowly as she was wearing a heavy load of gold jewellery. His sons were able to work in the carpet factory which would pay children money for working in the factory and could make a living for the family, unlike himself, where he had no job and could not earn money. Thus, Siva Ram's sons were more productive than ten of their fathers.It suggests that his old car was not safe to drive.He was not good in speaking Japanese. He used up all the Japanese words he knew.The boy had probably received a bad grade for his report card, so he wanted to pay his grandmother just a dollar to bribe her to give him his father's bad report card. He wanted to show that he was not the only one who received bad grades.The wizard thought that his wife looked like a stuffed pig.
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LukeIt suggests that the itenarary was extremely long.The auothor thought that the jewelery would slow her down,make it hard for her to move and cause her movements to not be graceful . His sons could work in the carpet factory, and they would be able to provide for the family, unlike Siva RamIt suggests that his old car was not safeHe was not good at speaking the Japense language. He used up all the Japense words he knew in a sentence. The boy wanted to show his father that he had also recieved a bad grade like him, and not get scolded so harshly. He thought that she looked fat, like a stuffed pig.
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TaufiqThe itinerary was extremely long and time consuming and would definitely not be able to be completed during their 3-day stay.The author thought that it would weigh her down and she would move slowly and sluggishly as gold is heavy as she was wearing alot of it.Unlike Siva Ram, his sons could do more work than he did as they were not cripples.His old car was so broken down that it was no longer safe to drive it.He was not good at all. The three sentences he said in japanese was all the japanese he knew which shows he has very limited knowledge of japanese.It is so that he can show his father both his own bad report card and the father's report card so that he can show that he was not the only one who got bad grades so that he wouldn't be scolded.He thought she looked like a stuffed pig, fat.
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RyanThe itenery was very long and they woud not be able to complete the activities in just 3 days.The author thought that the jewelery would slow her down and make her move very slowly as the gold is very heavy.His sons work better and earn more money than Siva Ram as they were not crippled and can do more workIt suggests that his old car was so broken down that it was dangerous and not safe to drive.He was not good at the Japanese language and he already said all the three Japanese sentences that he knew.The boy wanted to find his father's bad report card so that when he shows his own card, there was proof that the father was also bad, just so that the father would not scold him so badly.He thought that she looked just like a fat, stuffed pig.
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Kai ChengThe iternerary was very long and 3 days was not enough.The author felt that the jewellery would weigh her down, causing her to move slowly.The sons were more productive and able to do more work than him as they could earn money and make a living, unlike Siva.It suggests that his old carwas very dangerous and unpredictable.He was bad at speaking Japanese and used up all the words that he knew.The boy wanted to find proof that his father also did badly for his exams probably because he also did not do so well. If he had evidence that the father was also a failure, the father might not scold him as badly.He thought that she looked like a stuffed pig.
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SeanThe itenary was packed with activities and was extremely long. The amount of things to do and visit definetly could not be completed in the mere 3 days they had there.The author expected the jewellery to weigh her down as she was wearing a lot of heavy jewellery that would slow her down.Siva Ram's children were young, able and not crippled like him, hence by sending his children to work in the factory would create a steady income for them to surive on. It suggests that Henry's old car was probably not very trust-worthy and was dangerous to drive.Dylan did not speak Japanese very well. This is evident in "here goes" as this shows him not having any confidence and being wary of whether he would be able to succesfully ask for directions. In addition, 'exhausted his entire command of the Japanese language' and 'my nightmare has come true' shows clearly that he was not confident speaking Japanese.The sheepish and embarrassed face of the boy hints to me that he did something bad and the fact that the boy is looking for a bad report only strengthens that inference. Hence, the boy probably did badly for his recent tests/exams and in order to avoid being scolded by his father, he would show his father that when he too was a child, did badly for exams, justifying why he should not be scolded.A stuffed pig.
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Hong YiThe activities in the itenary is too long to be finished in three days.The author expected that the jewerly would weight Prema down with their heaviness but she was still able to move with agility.They were yonug and not diabled and were capable of earning money for the familyIt suggests taht his old car was much more dangerous than the new one and the new car was safe to drive whilst the old car was dangerous to drivehe was not good at Japanese. He only knows how to say three japanese words.He did badly in his report card and wants to fibd something to defend himself with against his father.he thought she was fat like a stuffed pig.
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KenricRaymond's comment on the itenery showed that the itenery was filled with activities and took a very long period of time to complete. The time taken to complete the itenery could aslo take longer than their 3 day stay to complete, giving them no time to themselves.The author expected Prema's jewelery to weigh her down and cause her to move sluggishly. However, Prema moved with much agility, surprising the authorHenry's last sentance suggested that Henry's old car was very dangerous and puts his wife's safety at risk, causing hm some unrest while he was abroad.Dylan was not very good at speaking Japanese. This can be shown in the phrase "here goes" as this illustrates his lack of confidence while conversing in Japanese. Also, the phrase "exhausted his entire command of Japanese language" shows that he did not know much Japanese as he only spouted a few Japanese phrases, showing us that he was not well versed in the Japanese languageAs it was mentioned that it was going to be the boy's report card day again, the boy probably wanted to use his father's bad report card to justify why he did badly in his exam, judging from is sheepish smile on his face.The wizard thought that his wife looked fat, just like how a stuffed pig would look like.
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TimothyThe itinery was very long and would require a long time to complete, it will most probably take longer than 3 days.The author had described Prema wearing a lot of jewellery, and the author is suprised that she can move about with agility.Siva Ram was crippled and old, but his children was still young and was able to work, so his children could still earn money while Siva Ram could not. It suggested that Henry's old car was not very safe and when Henry was abroad, he worried about his wife's safety while driving the car.Dylan did not speak Japanese very well. Dylan "exhausted his entire command of Japanese language" which only compromised of a few phrases, which shows that he is not familiar with the Japanese language.It was mentioned that it is the boy's report card day, and he probably did not do well and was expecting a scolding from his father, so he wants to have his father's bad report card to stop his father's scolding.The wizard thought that his wife looked like a stuffed pig, which means he thought that his wife is fat.
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WynnIt shows that the itenery was so long that it was longer than 3 days.The author was expecting all the jewellery to weigh down Prema.Although Siva Ram was the sole breadwinner, his sons were young and able-bodied, allowing the sons to be able to work.It suggests that Henry's new car was way safer than his old one.Dylan 'exhausted his entire command of the Japanese language' just by saying a few words.It was to show that the boy's father did very badly when he was young.The wizard thought that the mans wife looked very fat just like a stuffed pig.
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KhairulThe itenerary was too long for their 3 day visit.The author said that Prema was 'encased' with 'a large assortment of gold bangles'. The author also described her anklets as the thickest ankelts he/she has ever seen. All this gold must be very heavy and the author expected Prema to move slowly instead of 'moving about the house in quick, light steps'.Siva Ram's sons could work at the carpet factory but Siva Ram himself got fired and nobody would hire him after an accident that occured to him.It suggests that Henry's old car may be faulty and dangerous to drive with.Dylas wasn't very good at speaking Japanese. Dylan 'exhausted his entire command of the Japanese language' when he only said a few words, showing that he did not know many Japanese words.To show his father how bad his grades were when he was young as the boy also has a bad report card to show.The wizard thought his wife looked like a stuffed pig.
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ChesterIts shows that the itenary was so long that the activites could not be completed in 3 days.The author thought the jewelery would hinder her movements at it is very heavy, but Prema could still move.Siva Ram's sons worked better as they were not crippled.It suggests that his car was old and unsafe to drive.Dylan did not know how to speak Japanese. The evidence is 'exausted his entire command of Japanese language'.The boy didn't do well for his test. So, he wanted to use his father's bad old report card so if his father scolds him, the father would be scolding himself.He thought that the wife was fat.
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