Everything changed from then on, name, birthdays and most of all the identity that would get me lost in this world. The character of the name shows who you are. I was shy, quiet and scared of life and people. I needed someone who would love me and protect me during my child hood years. The reason that my adoptive family that gave me a new name, was that it was a new begging of my life, a new fresh start, and looking back I would understand what they wanted me to have that I didn’t have as a child.
The difference in the two is that although Amy’s mother did have a hard time speaking the language clearer that the average English speaker she was able to have a language with her family that was English but they had a certain bond with it. Richard Rodriguez on the other hand was told he had to speak English even with his parents but his parents were no more an English speaker than he; so, once he began to understand the language better and speak it with his parents, his parents were the ones
My parents always tell me “enjoy being a kid while it lasts” and I would just encore it and all I wanted to do was grow up and get out of here and travel the world an just be an dependant women on my own, but now I realize why my parents told me that, once I saw my parents come home late from work and seeing them all tired ,then I realized its not so fun being an adult because you have to work really hard for something you want and once you have a family of your own its not always going to be about you anymore, you have to focus on being a parent , and that pretty much sums up being an adult, but what do I know I’m not an adult ..yet . Well middle school has changed my life, and made me realize a lot of things, It mite not have been the greatest experience of my life but I learned a lot and learned a lot from my mistakes so I wont make them again in the future but I don’t know what will happen in the future and I wouldn’t want to
Being the first person in my family to get a college degree makes me feel so good. Setting example for children and letting them see that mommy can do it is priceless. The things that we do in life as far as school wise are thing we can take us to the next level is just a lot of us lose hope we are not sure where to go. I though getting a high school diploma was fine for me. I felt school was not for me because I have dyslexic and, I feel people just don’t want to help me.
I had an answer, but I struggled terribly with putting it down on paper because I wanted this interview to “be perfect”. I was too worried about what I looked like or sounded like, so ultimately I had lost “my voice.” I went to my dad for more help. I had wasted a whole hour stressing over how to answer a few questions about myself. My dad told me something very important that day, he said, “The best way to impress someone is to be you”. After meditating on what he said to me I had at least something to put down.
I literally didn't even know things like that existed till I got to intermediate school. So much of my personality and ethics come from my parents. One of the most important things I think my parents did was to not force religion into my life. Moreover, they did not equate being a moral person with being a religious one. This way, when my religion began to wane at times I never once felt like that meant I could just be a bad person.
Until my cousin because a teenager was when all the problems started because he was not able to have a driver’s license neither get help from the government or take out a loan to pay for his college tuition. B. Tie to Audience: One of the people having this kind of situation might be someone you know, or this person could have been you also just because your parents wanted a better future for you. C. Thesis and Preview: 1. Thesis Statement- The need for this dream Act is very important to so many immigrants that are brought to this country when they are children.
My feelings for not speaking Spanish are that we speak more English because we are in America and that is the language spoken primarily. They have taken Spanish class and did ok but don’t use it much. My parents and I talk in Spanglish on a daily bases, especially if we don’t want to let my boys here what we are talking about. I don’t feel like not teaching them was a bad thing. I also feel like I don’t like it when I am approached by other ethnicities and spoken Spanish to.
Due to the language barrier, I was never considered worthy enough to speak or be heard of by those around me. When I wanted to play, I had to try to incorporate myself into a group and force myself to participate, although half the time the others hardly realised I was there. So as time went on, I slowly got tired of trying to keep up and being left behind. I got so used to not being acknowledged in school that I eventually started concentrating on what I could do that would benefit me in fitting in with the rest of my class. Each day I persisted on improving my English and I’d get back home with a new word everyday.
In the article, I like how Tan said, “I was forced to ask for information.” Even though I don’t have to pretend I am my mother, but I get the feeling that who ever speak better English had the responsibilities to help out the situation. Sometime it is a hard time for me to do this because I may not speak the perfect English like Tan. I will get nervous when the question comes up with many words I don’t know, or I want to say something but there are some terms I don’t know how to translate into English. For example, when I first come to America, I cannot understand the way my classmates talk to me, and there are some people speak very different English. It cost me a long time to get used to speak to different people in school.