I was scared because I didn’t know how my life going to be or if I was able to find a job with a little be of English that I learned in Puerto Rico. I am a person that had life all my life. Since I was a little I depended of myself. The life has taught not give up in adversity. As I listened everyone around me speaking in English I was confusing ,because I could
I never realized how cozied up I was in my Jesus bubble until I got to challenge my perspectives in this Global Studies course. I lived in a bubble where all that mattered was my selfish self. I didn’t realize how much I was missing out on. The one thing that really stuck out to me was when Kristen started off the first day of class saying “I am going to pop your Jesus and CBU bubble. Before I was in the class I didn’t really bother to learn anything from other countries.
When I was seven and moved to Maryland I felt out of place because I had no friends and went to a new school. At this age, I was timid and making friends was not an easy task so I spent my first year or so living without close friends or family. This was a sad time for me because this was supposed to be the most exciting and carefree time of my life and had nobody to share it with. Reading Baldwin's essay made me realize how traumatizing being secluded from society can feel, but on a higher level. I now believe that he is correct that the differences between whites and black will always exist but they have decreased in significance over the past few decades that have passed since the essay was
Henrietta’s family never received any compensation or at least the courtesy to know that Henrietta was alive in a sense. Once her family knew they took the information and understood that the cells were doing good for the common man but at the time of realizing cells were taken from Henrietta without their knowledge they felt it was not right. Theses ethical problems challenged what I believe is right. In my future years as a physician, I will have to make many tough decisions based on the idea of
The only problem was that Wong was given almost no freedom by her parents. Both Richard Rodriguez and Jade Snow Wong had troubled lives in the beginning but each found out that their respective lives were much better after they grew as learners and users of language. While Rodriguez had a hard time learning English, Wong had a hard time with her family because she was never fully recognized by them as a individual who could decide for themselves. After they each progressed in their learning, both authors emerged out of their hardships. Through experiences, Rodriguez found a love for English and a public identity, and Wong eventually learned how to express her own opinions, claiming that she had grown to an individual no longer bound by the obedience of her parents.
He achieved greatness by luck, determination, his hard work, his teachers and his living situation. At the very start in the cold rooms of Qingdao classrooms Li would have never been to Beijing or even dreamt of being there if it wasn’t for his teacher. When they all lined up in front of the officials and the people were chosen and they were just about to leave Li’s teacher pointed at Li and they took him to Beijing. “What about that one” she said in chapter 7, Leaving home. So without her help Li would have been left out and probably never went to Beijing, but all this went out from luck he was really close to not be chosen.
I was clearly not able to do the same task I was doing before because I could barely walk at the time. Crutches became my best friend real fast. The choices were beyond clear either stay home and mope around the house doing nothing at all while being broke or take a few more days off and return to work with a position that accommodated my needs. Anyone that likes getting paid like myself would’ve made the same choice as I did. I was then placed as being the operator and my duty was to just sit there and answer the phone.
When my family moved to the United States, I noticed the differences in culture. Starting off was hard of everyone in my family, leaving everything they had grown up around behind to come to this new world and live the “American Dream”. Not knowing the language in this new place was difficult, especially for me because being in a world, going to a new school where all the kids speak English and I could not talk to them because I did not understand a word they said to me. After a couple of months I caught on pretty fast and now you could not even tell that my first language was Spanish. The author states that even after many years, you still will not be insider, but I feel like an insider, maybe not under her terms about Americans being obsessed with identity, but I feel at home, the place many people in other countries long for.
This factor really differentiated the environment that I grew up in. It was only three of us, my mother, brother, and me. Traveling to many places was never really an option due to my mother looking for work. It had its negative and positive effects. It taught me to become independent with an open mind to being a lot more social.
Luckily, he had a good company that he worked for and great friends here to help, or his family would be on the streets. The kids with no father and not knowing when he would be back! Even all the years I heard about people coming over here and all they had to do is get married and they would get their citizenship was all wrong. Marriage, kids, buying a house, or paying taxes is not a guaranteed way to get your citizenship in the United State. So don’t believe what you hear and jump the boarder and think the getting married will make it right.