My sisters and I were not able to focus on school because we had to travel to the capital constantly and it was far away from home. The cost of transportation, visa processing, and the stay at the capital was unexpected. My dad had to work two jobs to pay
Chris had it easy. Chris thought that he should be allowed to run free. Borders were nonexistent to him. Borders were made to protect people and Chris disrespected that the best he could. Chris snuck into Mexico, he never intended to use a passport.
Busy working and chasing after girls left little time for school for Gary. He also was never pushed to excel in school at home. When he attended Roosevelt High School he somehow maintained a D average. He said that school wasn’t a part of the poverty culture. "Our shelves were not lined with books they were lined with menudo."
For example, “St. Joseph’s tuition fee increased during his sophomore year” (Steve James). “In addition, Bo Agee got laid off from his job” (Steve James). Next, Arthur encountered another problem. Since "Arthur’s balance for tuition was never taken care of in his freshman year” (Steve James). “Consequently Arthur owed the school with 1500 dollars"(Steve James).
He kept these inside him for years and was unwilling to share his memories or open up his feelings of his childhood trauma. Thi Bui expresses her curiosity about her parents’ history, especially her father’s, regarding what he became and what in turn may have also influenced or shaped her to become what she is now. Traditionally and culturally speaking, Asian immigrant families in America are not outspoken about their past, they keep their traditions alive, and they are willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of the younger
When we travel, it’s usually for a purpose. Our more elaborate destinations are still accessible by a five member family in a minivan, nowhere overseas, nowhere more than a 20 hour drive. Endless hours of planning, particularly by my mother and I (my mom calls me the “planner” of the family), go into each extensive trip to ensure we get as much out of our time, and money, as possible. However, on one warm Wednesday evening in Washington D.C., two days into our trip out east, things didn’t exactly go as planned.
Every day I wake up with a goal set in mind to become a success but not just for myself but my community. Sure we are not the ideal neighborhood seen in movies but together we are family that can achieve greatness. “Don’t let your circumstances define you.” my grandmother told me growing up.
In today society, people are easily looked by their college degree level and they can be judged by their degree. But not everybody can afford to go to college in order to get a degree. People have different reasons of not going to college but most of the reasons are because of the tuition. Tuition are too high and they can not afford it. If the free college situation does not make a great effect on the economy, I believe that college should be free because free college can encourage more students to go to college, earn a degree and can decide on their future without the worry of paying debt and contributing to create a better society with their knowledges.
So when, we came to America, we stayed with my uncle for about 3 weeks, then we moved to my aunt 's house for about a year. Me and my mother did not really feel comfortable staying with my aunt for that long since I had a lot of siblings so did my aunt
Introduction Explaining the Breeching of the Norm When I was asked to do this assignment I was somewhat confused, because I really didn’t have anything come to mind. I have been comfortable with myself my whole life I have said basically what I wanted to say a certain degree. So me trying to break a norm of mine I didn’t know if I had any.
This project was challenging, but most of my family don’t make a lot of money. My sister has 2 children under 5 and makes around $15,000 a year. Her children’s daycare is payed for by the government and she uses WIC and SNAP. Growing up, my parents didn’t have a lot of money because they had 5 children. My mother took us to free events at the science museum, parks, and libraries.
“We’re staying at a hotel this week, girls.” As I heard the words sorely coming out of my father, I was hit with the reality of where I lived and the situation the city faced. Six men had been shot countless times across the street from my house. A bloody and holey reminder was left, and up to the residents to clean up. The city was Juarez, Mexico; at some point, the most unsafe city in the world.
For an eight year old girl to fly by herself from Africa to America was a little scary especially when she's traveling by herself for the first time. I remember the day I first enter the USA. I was in the airport looking around waiting for someone to get me , while I was looking around I saw strange things i never seen before . I was alone at that moment seeing other people interact with each other. At that moment I looked up and saw the sign USA and realized I was in America.
Upon meeting me, not many people know that I am a first generation American. However, they are usually interested in the orgin of my last name. I am in fact Ukranian. Both my parents and my older sister were born in Ukraine. They immigrated to America in 1992 because of religious persecution that they were facing.