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Staff Q&A: What is your favorite small trinket?

By the Amazing Kids! Staff


Want to know a little more about the Youth Staff at Amazing Kids! Magazine? Check out our Q&A with some of the staff members; their responses to the question of the month are below!

Q: What is your favorite small trinket or thing that means something to you?

Ryan Traynor, Editor-in-Chief: I have an autographed picture of Clint Eastwood that he sent me when I received my Boy Scout Eagle award. I love Clint Eastwood in movies and by him taking the time to send me a note and his picture when I achieved this award not only made me appreciate it all the more, but it also made me realize that no matter who you are, you can inspire others by small gestures.

Allison Stein, Assistant Editor and Poetry Editor: Although it would appear to be an ordinary piece of jewelry to anyone else, the locket that holds a picture of my mom is invaluable to me. I wore it on my first day of kindergarten to cope with my fears, and I have considered it a treasure ever since. The memories palpitating inside create the magic that makes that locket special: My necklace is one more reminder of how blessed I am to share my life with such inspiring and empowering individuals.

Catherine Cheng, AKOM Editor: A few years ago, my mother gave me a red bracelet lined with glass crystals. I’ve always been a superstitious person and red happened to be the color I linked with luck, fate, and love. I wore and still wear that bracelet whenever I am feeling under the weather. Today, it’s not really about the bracelet, but the things I associate with it.

Salma Danuningrat, Writing Tips Editor: My favorite trinket would probably be a lion keychain I made during a student exchange program in Kaoshiung, Taiwan. We all drew a unique design on the lion, then heated it so it would harden and shrink. The keychain always reminds me of the adventures I had in Taiwan and the memories I will treasure for the rest of my life.

Sehen Gamhewa, Comic Hub Co-Editor: Well, this may be weird, but, just read on. I once had a little compass that I got from a random uncle I’d met. We had a rice-eating competition, and I won it. Anyway, as a prize I got the little compass, and then, I treasured it like it was a golden gift from heaven. But then, a few days later, I completely forgot about it. So there, is the story of ‘My little trinket…’

Jordan Brunk, Amazing Kid from History Editor: My favorite small thing that means something to me is a bracelet made of rubber bands with a cross made of rubber bands attached to it. It is important to me because it symbolizes my faith as a Christian and that God is always with me no matter what. It reminds me of my faith and God and that I can do anything through Christ which strengthens me.

Remmi Smith, Cook Time with Remmi Author: I was given a finger rosary from my grandma. It looks much like a ring with little silver balls attached around the circumference, representing one decade and there’s a cross at the top. My grandmother gave it to me the last time I saw her alive. She was a great figure in my life and very religious, so I can still feel her when I have it.