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Chapter 50: Back in Shang Simla

REGISTRY: Paon – 2nd Generation
ENTRY NUMBER: 010
REPORTER: Antonia Paon
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SUMMARY: Antonia Paon, Sofia Paon and Tomas Paon travel to Shang Simla. While Tomas visits long-time acquaintances and acts as a hopeless sugar daddy, Antonia tries to convince Sofia to get an interest in martial arts.
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Sofia spends on average 6 hours per day in front of a notebook. The abuse of internet surfing disturbs her sleeping hours and causes her to fall asleep during classes quite often. Teachers have called either her father, Zaky Paon, or myself, Antonia Paon, to inform on the situation and recommend a course of action to deal with her obsession about computers.

Restrictions upon her use of technology devices have been unsuccessful so far. She refuses to comply to Zaky’s or my requests and argues that since her grades haven’t been affected by her unusual sleeping habits, we shouldn’t try to forbid her from using the internet. Her lower score has been a B. The idea that her school performance is being enhanced rather than impaired by her late night use of technology devices is seductive; nonetheless I tried to interest Sofia in something else than computers by dragging her in a trip to Shang Simla.

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Chapter 49: Old age is a bitch

REGISTRY: Paon – 2nd Generation
ENTRY NUMBER: 009
REPORTER: Antonia Paon
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SUMMARY:  The aging Paons celebrate Christmas.
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The slowed pace of life at Summer Hill 15 caused by Renzo, Clara and Isabel Paon’s relocation didn’t last long. Only a month after my marriage to Zaky Taymur, I, Antonia Paon, discovered I was pregnant. My age hadn’t been an issue so far, but it became as soon as the hCG strip test came back positive.

I had to step aside from my post in the Military immediately since I lost bladder control already in the first trimester. The following months were marked by deep back pain, which prompted me to visit the Sharma Day Spa three times every week. In the last couple weeks before the child birth, I had to stay put in bed due over-swallowed feet.

The precautionary measures taken during the somewhat troublesome pregnancy – such as a huge intake of dishes containing watermelons, weekly massages and plenty of rest – assured my baby girl healthy development. Sofia Paon was born under the sign of Virgo.

A quick learner, Sofia mastered not only basic toddler skills as walking and speaking, but also the xylophone. However, her intelligence soon became a burden: hitherto she gets easily bored, she drops books before she finishes reading them and argues their plots are too predictable and often asks to skip classes under the same arguments.

Dealing with her somewhat special needs kept me busy and I lost track of several transformations: Tomas Paon made Top Secret Researcher and acquired a taste for fishing in his maturity, Maximiliano Paon sold a set of master pieces and found a close friend in a french named Zacharie Molyneux and Cicero Paon made it to Detective. My eldest son, however, hasn’t yet found a girlfriend and I plan on not loosing track of it – even if I am myself already in overtime.

Tonight we are celebrating another Year’s Eve as well as the birthdays of Zaky and Sofia. Zaky, Maximiliano and I planned it on Christmas morning; we’ve invited the neighbours, Cicero’s boss, Diego Briody-Jolina, and his partner, Denise Kearney, and his best friend, Sally Bunch.

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Chapter 48: Honey, I shrunk the Sims

REGISTRY: Paon – 2nd Generation
ENTRY NUMBER: 008
REPORTER: Antonia Paon
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SUMMARY: Life at Summer Hill 15 has a new rhythm after Clara, Isabel and Renzo Paon moved out. The shrunk family, however, didn’t last for long since Zaki Taymur and myself decided to tie the knot.
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Dust might have settled over the secrets of Paon’s founding matriarch, Brigida, but it for sure didn’t over the family estate at Summer Hill 15. In a matter of weeks, half of the household members decided it was not only time to move on, but to move out as well. The first to go was Renzo Paon; enshrining his renewed passion for the Simlish language and his new career choice, he decided to get an apartment closer to the Doo Peas Corporate Towers. One could consider a pity he abandoned his ambitions of becoming a professional author and took the Journalism path, I, Antonia Paon, however, am relief he got a steady job and a – if not good, at least good enough – income to support himself and built a life of his own.

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