I’m going to talk about my niece, Julia. She turned nine years old just last week and has a sister who’s two years younger. She’s the oldest child of my mother’s brother and lives with her family in Lisbon, Portugal. Since I reside in Berlin, I don’t get to see her too often - maybe only once or twice per year. The last time I saw her was about 6 months ago when I had to travel to Lisbon for some work on behalf of my company. If I think about what she’s like, I’d say that she takes after her mum. She has the same facial features and tries to copy whatever her mum does. She’s very much into solving puzzles, which I think reflects her natural curiosity to solve things and to see them in a new light. She’s also very mature for her age. For example, her parents feel quite comfortable leaving her in the house to watch over her little sister. Because of all of this, I think that she’s a very special child and actually, I feel very proud to have her as my niece. In fact, I love her as if she’s my own child, and sometimes I even spoil her with my affection. I often get puzzles for her whenever I visit her house, and it overjoys me to watch her having a whale of a time as she opens up that puzzle box and gets to work.


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