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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 47: Handling scandals

REGISTRY: Paon – 2nd Generation
ENTRY NUMBER: 007
REPORTER: Antonia Paon
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SUMMARY: The family tries to adjust to the embarrassing discoveries about its founding matriarch, Brigida Paon; while I, Antonia Paon, myself deal with a pregnancy in my late adulthood.
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As of the discovery of the illegal activities of its founding matriarch, the Paon household was sent into a turmoil. Much was discussed and cryed about, but past the initial shock, it was agreed that a careful disclosure of the aforementioned activities of Brigida Paon in her youth would be for the best. I, Antonia Paon, my son, Cicero, and my oldest brother, Renzo Paon put our minds together to come up with a strategy to avoid further and extensive damaging to the family name.

First, we took Isabel Paon out of Sunset Valley. It was a preventive measure: we were expecting some heat – news coverage, neighborhood gossip – and we wanted to take it off the girl’s back. So off she went with her mother, Clara Paon, to Shang Simla. The trip, who happened a few days before Isabel’s teenage birthday, intentionally overlaped the beginning of her classes to diminish the risk of any scandal-motivated harrassment at her school.

Clara and Isabel arriving at Shang Simla

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Chapter 38: Got lucky?

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From: tomas@simail.com
To: max.paon@simail.com
Date: 30 November 2013, 06:12 GMT +8:00
Subject: Got lucky?
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Max,

I’ll be leaving Shang Simla in about two hours. Tell Antonia not to be a goochy mama and cook something nice for dinner today. Maybe goopy carbonara. Hm… better: mac and cheese. Mac and cheese would be superdup! I’m sick of spring rolls and fortune cookies: here they sell like hot cakes.

Beautiful Shang Simla view

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