This isn’t really an essay, per se. The Chinese have a different word for this type of “what I did that day” article: they call it 记事 (a record of events, like a diary) or 叙事 (a narrative). The weirdest part about this, I think, is the part where the kid says he smokes a cigarette his dad gave him. How old is this child? The rest of the piece makes it sound like he’s about 7-10? Anywayyyy… on with the Chinese.
今天晚上，我和爸爸妈妈一起放花炮。 爸爸用上打火机点上一根香烟，我拿着烟，吸了几口后就开始放花炮。我点了一个，花炮喷出五颜六色的的火苗，真是太美丽了！冲天炮太危险了，我不敢放，爸爸帮我放，我只在旁边看。 不一会儿，花炮放完了，我们就高高兴兴地回家了。