Someone Change Your Life

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Xuxiang Zhang Eng 028 Professor Mannone Sep 18th 2013 The Experience Changed Our Life In life we all have some experience that has changed the way we observe and think about things. Most things that change a person’s perception happened to be an experience that they have gone through and learned from. I had my life set. At the age of 18 I had no worries, no qualms about life. I just arrived at America, everything was new for me. My daily routine comprised of going to school, coming home, resting for a while, waking up, hanging out with friends, coming back home, sleeping, and then repeating the same thing the next day. I didn't care about my homework or even classwork for that matter. In the meantime, the first semester I studied at ELAC, I got 4.0 GPA. Because it was so easy for me to get all A in first semester; gradually, I began wasting time. Go to the bar, smoke, drinking and play for a long time, it resulted me fail two classes in the second semester, Until I met a girl who is 2 years younger than me, I changed my thought. She is a hard-working student and get 4.0 GPA so far and she will transfer to UC Berkeley next year. Her desire to advance encourages me to merge into the right way, and she and I fall in love with each other. A girl let me pick up my confidence again and her attitude for study stimulate my progress in the same time. The reason why reminds me of her is I just have finished reading three essays – “The Sweat Bath Ritual” by Mary Brave Bird, “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, and “ Truck Stop Girls” by M. Catherine Maternowska. The three writers all experienced someone who changed their world outlook, values, and view of life. In “Mother Tongue”, Tan discusses the many ways in which the language that she was taught affected her life. Throughout the story, she describes her relationship with her mother, who speaks “broken” English, and how her

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