To do things for them that they could not do was very rewarding. I have lengthened my prayer list to include all of my new family, as that is how I feel about these wonderful people. To clean up a bathroom, where they physically could not, made me see and feel love, rather than disgust. To go to a grocery store and buy the week 's food for my ladies made me have a spring in my step, rather than the drudgery of grocery buying I used to feel buying my own food. To sit and hear a suffering individual 's problems- I try to console that person and advert attention to a happier subject-is a heart-rending experience.
In the kitchen window lays a potted plant, second to only family in Mama’s most prized possessions. Mama cares for the plant by feeding, watering and checking all through the day on it to make sure it was still doing well. She also does this for the family. Mama always wants the best for them and would do anything to keep them happy and well. Mama uses the plant as her fuel to always put the family first and to remember her dreams, as well as remind her family of theirs (Shmoop Editorial Team).
I go to the ECHO foods when I have a free time to hand food to the needy people in my community. This helped me understand the hidden aspects of my community. In a normal daylight, it’s hard to meet a desperate person who doesn’t have food to eat unless he/she is homeless, but volunteering ECHO gave me the opportunity to serve people the needy people. One the other hand, I donated my blood to Red Cross to help people desperate in blood transfusion. Blood is the most valuable gift that I have ever gave away.
I knew I was not receiving anything in return, but I did it anyway because it made me feel great for helping to make a place more homelike for everyone. I also volunteered at a food pantry, and this was my all time favorite thing to do, for I would not be receiving anything, but I was helping to give back to people who needed it. While volunteering it also gave me a chance to be a leader, and have to take charge of a big role to make sure we did things perfectly. One day I was asked to be in charge of decorating a church for a special event. I gathered a couple of people and showed them the ideas I had for decorating, but also heard their ideas.
In addition, the summer that Mikage had spent with Yukichi and Eriko, was “summer of bliss in that kitchen”(page 59). This further infers the comfort that Mikage receives when thinking about the time she spent with her new family. This is shown because of the use of the word “bliss”. The kitchen takes on many roles for Mikage in the novel and all the roles Yoshimoto gives the kitchen are responsibilities of a family, which shows that Mikage had found a family from the kitchen. Through the use of symbolism, Yoshimoto wants to convey that Mikage’s love for kitchens is a parallel to how people should love their families.
They believe in me that I can live properly and depend on myself. Except trying to adapt the new society and environment, everything is fine for me. I do my works regularly, wash and iron the clothes, study myself and cook for the food. This is the benefit of the independence that I have learnt from my childhood. Another one is the respect which I learnt from my parent, teachers and also from our culture.
I help them re-learn everyday living skills such as cooking cleaning, becoming more social etc. Everyday I deal with parents, grandparents, guardians, case managers, advocates the list can go on so I must always be respectful greet them when they arrive. Your language also plays an important part in creating a professional atmosphere, you Shouldn't have inappropriate conversation with family members or the residents, and always use correct terms
Hillary is a child, he only close to his mother and never communicate with other people even his siblings. This is because he think that only his mother will know what he want and needed. He also do not know how to communicate with other people because no once teach him how to communicate with the sign language due to his mother busy to work to earn money and leave him alone at home during his childhood. It can be said that Hillary is an anti-social child because he lack of communicate with his classmates when he was study in kindergarten and primary school. Besides, Hillary always get bullied by his classmates because his classmates think that he was an abnormal people when he was child and this cause him never trust stranger and lack attendance to school.
He is always looking out for me and gives me advice whenever I need it. My dad works his butt off at work and I appreciate that from him. He also gave us a house to live under and he makes sure that there is always food on the table. The next inicial, C, is for my mom. She cares for everyone in my family and makes sure that I get home safe from school.
I did not work because my main priority is to take care of my younger sister. My experiences of staying home alone at a young age was a major reason my father and I agreed that I would babysit her while he works. We believed that she should always have someone lean on at all times if she has school-related or personal problems. In addition, my father forbade me from working because he believes that I would not put as much effort in my academic if I did so. I did not begin volunteering until I was in tenth grade because I had just moved to a new state just before my freshman year.