Of all the forms of literature, the most interesting might be the fairytales, or the science fiction thriller about robots. However, there lacks the sense of truth, in a way blocking the reader from true connection with the story. Memoir is real, memoir is true, and memoir can range from any end of the ocean in structure and theme.
As I said before I am mexican. Most of my family was born and raised in Sinaloa, Mexico. They were born in a ranch called “La Quebrada de Los Sandovales”. Last year I got to go there for the first time. It looks really old but the river is so beautiful. I loved how the people there knew each other.
Growing up Asian in an area largely dominated by white Australians, has affected my personality and view on the world around me. I discovered what race was when I was in grade 1 and from that day on, I have always felt a sense of alienation and difference. As a child all I wanted was to blend into the norm, to fit in, to be white. My voice began to mimic the other kids voices, my lunches strictly did not contain any “weird” food and anything “strange” or “abnormal” things I did at home must be kept a secret. This act soon dissolved into my identity, I stared to see myself like one of them, Australian. However, as I began to become more “Australian”, my own sense of culture hindered. I soon found myself torn between two cultures, and in some ways robbed of my culture, due to social assimilation. This feeling of
I am majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, and as an engineering student, I am required to complete six Upper Division humanity credits. That is the reason I registered for Intercultural Communication. I figured it was only taking a week of my summer vacation and I could get three of the six credits I needed. I did not feel like I would get much from the class –because how much can you really learn in a week? - But my opinion changed on the second day. From wildly inappropriate conversations about toilet design to deeply personal discussions about race and culture, my interest was piqued. All in all, I got way more than I bargained for when I registered for the class.
I was born and raise in Puerto Rico. My grandparents (parents of my mother) are dominican so I was raise in basically a mixture of three cultures; american, puerto rican and dominican. Growing up with different cultures gave me an understanding of how other cultures shape the person someone can become. Although I have different cultures in my life, I still have a “single story” perspective about other parts of the world.
6th grade was a big year for me, and I think I have really changed since 5th grade. 6th grade had its ups and downs, but I think i've got the hang of it. Homework and tests challenged me, but I always knew I could handle it. From all of the people who helped me and cheered me on, they are the real MVP’s. Next year, I know I can do better.
During high school, I played basketball and volleyball. I grew up playing sports and being very active. My freshman year, during basketball practice, I fell and immediately knew something happened to my back. After a couple X-rays and MRIs I found out I fractured my left and right L4 vertebras in my back. I grew up with back problems because I was born with a form of Spina Bifida and Tethered Cord Syndrome. I had back surgery when I was three years old, and I went to a neurologist yearly. The doctor cleared me and told my parents I could do anything I was capable of. My parents and I never thought I would experience anymore back problems until I fell playing basketball. Since I had to quit all sports, I decided to try and start modeling. The
As I walked out of the theatre, after my audition for the musical Oliver, I knew in my heart that I had not gotten the lead role, and within the next week I found this to be true. I stared at the cast list on my computer screen for what felt like forever, just scanning the names and realizing that my name wasn’t under anything except the ensemble list. Ensemble was what I was always casted under, however this time I just hoped that this fact wouldn’t ring true. I mean, this was a kids show and I resemble a child more than I do an adult, so I thought that this would be my opportunity. As any actor or actress knows, to not get the role you had hoped for is devastating, but any intelligent actor or actress understands that a part doesn’t make a person. I coped with my slight depression and in turn became excited for this new opportunity I was delving into. But as I would later realize, this wouldn’t be as easy as I expected.
Maiya means goddess of spring and Munroe means man from Ro. I was told my mother named me after Maya Angelou because of how much of a powerful and influential person she was. My mother added an “I” in my name to make it unique and also so I wouldn’t bring shame to Maya Angelo if I turned out to be a horrible person. The photo I chose was a photo of a lady taking a photo of the Eifel Tower. Conducting research helps me understand why this photo describes me and why I chose photography for my career path.
Throughout high school, I have had the ability to excel in a multitude of subjects. I am not trying to make myself sound better than I am, but I am merely sharing that I have put every bit of effort in each course I have taken. That does not mean I always received an 'A', but it does mean that I am one of the rare students that did not just memorize the information given, but actually understood it. But I believe the point of this question is to understand what I have truly excelled in, and Pre-Calculus is one of the courses that I must say is the best subject I ever did in. It was not in terms of the letter grade; however I did get an 'A' but that is not why I excelled. I excelled because when I was out of school for almost 2 months, that was the only class that needed my
Prior to 6th grade I was quiet,bullied a lot so I had no friends no one liked me I was smart but had trouble with my work because I cared about what people thought.
I enjoy underdog stories, fantasy/sci-fi (although I struggle with high tech stories), anything with odd/quirky/atypical characters, mythology, unlikely love stories, magical realism, and coming of age stuff. I can roll with either well-plotted stuff, or a looser narrative, but I like to have a goal in mind when I start something.
In the beginning of the course I was nervous about how well I would do and if this class would really interest me. As my first online course, this is a great experience, so great; I don 't want to take anymore face-to-face classes. However, psychology to me is the most interesting subject, but it 's nothing without a great teacher, so this might be my only great online experience.
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kofi Annan, of Ghana said, “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family” (nobelprize.org). My ambition to become an educator stems from a desire to help children grow into productive and successful adults. I am a mother of six children. As I have guided my individual children through the different stages of their childhood, adventures, adversities, and educational experiences, I have come to realize that all children have similar basic needs. Along with food, water, shelter, and clothing, children have the need to be accepted, protected, nurtured, and an innate desire for knowledge. Every child has the ability to learn and mankind can only thrive through the power of knowledge.
The dictionary describes introspection as the examination or observation of one's own mental and emotional processes. Kevin Woods stated, “Introspection are all about getting to know yourself at the core, uncovering your values and then deciding for yourself what’s the best action to take.” Your emotions and feelings play a major role in why we do things. If we listen to our feelings then we can find more things about us that we didn’t know. This could benefit us and help us appreciate more things and live but also may make us overthink some times. Karl Perera mentioned, “Introspection is good in small doses. If you are feeling very tired or have no energy and can’t find a solution as things keep rolling through your mind over and over then it is time to stop.” Overall, everyone connects with things differently; it is interesting to notice how you feel in certain situations.