The unexpected gift

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Katya has been writing stories for InterestEng. since its first issue.  She is now all grown up and in  her first year of college at a culinary school in Poland. Her native languages are Ukrainian and Russian, but she also speaks English, French, and Polish.

WHEN I moved to Poland to go to university, it was my last day in Cherkasy, my friend came to me and she gave me a box. When I opened the box I saw there a sketchbook with our photos, letters and postcards from my friends and a cup with our photo and greetings written on this cup. It meant so much to me.  I took this box with me to Poland. —Katya

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