But in this film, Hardy and Nita always meet and go out together to manage their wedding ceremony with their wedding planner. Furthermore, we as Malay descents and Muslims we do not have a bachelor party before marriage and this is also the western culture. In this film, Hardy had a bachelor party with his friends to celebrate his last days as a bachelor man. All of this is totally not our culture and tradition. But in this era, most of our Malays are doing the same things like Hardy and Nita where our tradition progressively forgettable because they want to follow the trend of the western style where is look more modern.
The experience I will reflect upon will be my time during the residential weekend. I will use the Gibbs reflective model to show my personal and professional development. This consists of the; description, feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and an action plan. (Mind tools, 2018) I will then discuss my own development alongside the BACP moral qualities and devise a SMART action plan to help support my role as a trainee counsellor. Description- is the start of the cycle and as mentioned previously it will be focused on the residential weekend which occurred just under two months into the counselling course.
I am currently a sophomore at the University of Washington studying Education and Spanish. I love to travel, meet new people, and immerse myself into different cultures. It has been a long-term dream of mine to travel to Spain and finally be able to put my Spanish skills to use, along with learning more about the Spanish culture and day-to-day life. I am currently taking education classes at the University of Washington, where we have daily discussions surrounding the rights and struggles of immigrants and minorities in the United States. We have talked in depth about how the challenges they face are not only because of people’s personal prejudices, but also a result of the current policies implemented in America (?).
Having formed an opinion of what goals to achieve provided direction and an ethical base to live my life by. My Father has influenced me in what it means to look outside and consider the values that are communicated in my teachings, charitable actions, devotion to family, as a pillar in the community, and leadership. Size of family, my sister and I an only son, were born in California, and raised in Florida, further in my twenties is when our family moved to Missouri and I joined the Army. My father had returned from Vietnam and started working in California and met my Mother. My Father is 15 years older than my mother, this makes him more aware, mature, and distinguished.
I think that many people do not consider social class to necessarily be a culture, but for me it is, a fact that became very apparent to me after beginning college. I cannot imagine living in a world where money is not the immediate first concern of a person when doing or deciding anything. Which is why in my sociology class when the professor asked the class what are some reasons someone may not attend college the fact that no one said anything about money or resources or time was confounding to me. I think social class is definitely a type of culture. While my family’s end of life preferences would probably line up with the dominant preference of other white people, I think the willingness and accessibility needed to perform end of life planning is lacking.
We were a white family living in a mixed neighborhood. Our neighbors to the right of us were from Trinidad, the family next them were from Nigeria. Our neighbors to the left of us were from Puerta Rico. More than one of our neighbors were bi-racial. In my community, I did not grow up with a sense of otherness.
Among all the respondents, more than two third (72%) preferred western film rather than those of HK or other countries. In addition, little interviewees liked to watch Hong Kong films nowadays (14%) compared to the old one (86%.) All this figures tended to appear that “Hong Kong Movies” is declining. To analysis the reason, one half of them thought “Hong Kong Movies” nowadays is lacking of creativities followed by “lack of famous actors” (29%.) What is more, since almost all the respondents valued more on the genre of movies which may be a decisive factor for them to choose whether to watch a film or not, three quarters of all did not think the genre of it nowadays cater to their preference.
But, unfortunately, I do not believe this is true. Our world is full of different cultures. Each culture may have a different understand of emotion or value them differently. Additionally, many people of different cultures are taught to express their emotions differently. For instance, Japanese citizens have been traditionally more reserved in expressing their emotions while Americans have been very outgoing in expressing their emotions.
Since arriving to UVM, I have developed a deeper knowledge of what cultural diversity means for myself and others. Though I grew up in Southern California, surrounded by many different ethnicities and ideologies, issues such as social justice were not frequently acknowledged or discussed amongst my peers. As an education major, I now recognize the importance in connecting to and learning about the people you are working with. The multifaceted process of teaching involves skills that would be highly beneficial for an RA, such as effective communication and extensive knowledge of standards and expectations. Furthermore, the emphasis my program has placed on meeting diverse needs, specifically within the classroom, taught me how best to create an inclusive environment for others.
Growing up, according to my dad, who has the coolest mustache almost like Pancho Villa’s, my first words were “papa bonito.” Although my mom, the woman with a smile so radiant like the sun on a warm summer day with birds chirping and the grass so green, laughs hysterically and contradicts him my saying that my ACTUAL first words were “mama bonita”. Furthermore, I may not ever know what my first words were, but if there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that it consisted of baby words mixed with Spanish words. Unlike most families in the United States, my family only spoke Spanish. I grew up with Spanish being my first language, it was my normal, until I went to school. Preschool through first grade where kind of a blur and it wasn’t till second grade that I remember how only being a Spanish speaker affected me.