There was no way my parents would make me go on this trip. Nobody was that cruel. The rest of the school day continued uneventful from there until I got home from practice. My mom asked me what happened today at school and still laughing at the thought, I said “Well, Mr.Spinks proposed that we go on some sort of educational trip or something over spring break to the Globe Theater in England.” My mom apparently did not find this funny at all when she said “I
The first effect of coming to America is that I learned the English language. This was another challenge for me because I had never tried to learn a language before. I knew I had to learn it before entering the university so I went to the English school for one year when I came to the US. If I had not traveled to study abroad I
At age 19, my dad joined the armed forces and lived in California. It was a new experience for him which made him learn a lot about responsibility. A year later when my dad turned 20 my oldest sister was born. My dad was still at service so it made it very hard not seeing his first born baby girl. My dad eventually finished his time in the service and came home as a greater man.
On my first day of kindergarten my mom took me to school. She walked me to class and stayed with me for a few minutes then she had to leave to go to work. I was okay for a little while then I started crying. I did not have my mom around and I did not have my grandmother around. My teacher let me call my mom and my mom told me “I was a big boy, I have to go to school and that everything would be ok, stop crying and that she loved me”.
Although many people think “oh yeah, you’re helping someone out, so they don’t die”, but really no one really going to think that thoroughly. Therefore, not many people think it through when they get the opportunity to become a donor. One thing that sticks out in my mind is my grandpa and mom. Roughly around ten years ago my grandpa had a kidney transplant, he waited eight years for one. My mom said how she would never donate anything because the way we come into the world is the way we go it.
My grandma and aunt and her family and other people came to visit us while we were living there. They came out for my brother’s graduation from high school. He graduated while in Spain and had to move to the United States all by himself to go to University. It felt so different without him being home. I no longer had someone to argue with.
Raised all my life in Puerto Rico and then transferring to America was a great challenge. I had to overcome various difficulties in order to adapt to new ideas, cultures, and lifestyles. One of the obstacles I encountered was adapting to school. Since I was five my parents wanted me to imbibe the English language in order to have an exceptional future filled with opportunities, but when I arrived all my hard work in learning English did not seem to matter at my middle school. I arrived in this country thinking I was going to be in the most challenging classes and be at the top but reality smacked me in the face the first day I entered eighth grade.
She realizes that it is perhaps the first time her mother had heard her give a lengthy speech using the Standard English that she learned at school and through books. A kind of English she had never used with her mother. Amy realizes again the English she does use again when she is walking down the street with her mother and her husband. Her husband doesn’t notice any switch of her English. This is because they’ve been together over the twenty years.
Around June 2009 when I finished High School, I had no clue as to what I wanted to pursue next in my life. College was something that I never even thought about doing. In school, I would do what I had to do to get by, and that was it. Teachers liked me because I’m a friendly guy (and not to mention I had 5 other siblings attend the same school). After graduation I decided it was time for me to start doing something productive with my life, so I decided to get a job at a Dollar Tree.
I wouldn’t forget how many times I’ve missed them every day and every day was like torture, so I made a promise with my dad that if my average finals score of all subjects is above everyone else in my grade, then I can move to America too. Through months of putting all my effort into the work, I fulfilled my promise and moved to America that spring. However, things didn’t turned out as I thought it would be.