What It Was Like
The first memory I probably have was the first time in school. I remember seeing my teacher for the first time, her name was Ms.Happe. I didn’t really know how to talk in English so it was hard for me to know what was going on in class. I thought the teacher was nice, but at the end she was really mean to me. That is how I started to hate her. I think she’s probably one of the worse teachers I‘ve ever had. Even now I still hate her. I think when I had her she was about the age of forty or fifty. The thing about her is that she always brought in a guy everyday that looked younger than her. So I and my siblings called her a “SLUT.” She was so mean. I still remember on Valentine’s Day she came up to me and said that I had to write all my classmates names on each card and put it in their bag tomorrow. I thought that was mean, because she didn’t ask anyone to do that but me. I also remember what she said after I went into first grade. My younger brother went into her room and she said that my brother was smarter than me. I didn’t care because I hated her SO much and she wasn’t even my favorite teacher. It sucks how she had to be my first teacher and I hope she’s fired by now. At that time I went to Kenwood. I also hated that school because the school had racism and it’s stupid.
I don’t actually have a favorite birthday. Most of the year when my birthday comes we don’t do anything. Sometimes my family goes to eat at a buffet. The buffet is called Panda Buffet. We go to eat there often, but there are different locations. For me the food at the Panda Buffet is really good. YUM YUM!!! They have fried rice, noodles, all kinds of mixed vegetables, and meat. I would always get ice cream after I’m done eating and fortune cookies. Last time my parents celebrated me and my older brother’s birthday together with a big cake. I wanted an ice cream cake, but we didn’t get the ice cream cake. Even though I don’t have a favorite birthday, I still enjoyed most of my birthday years.
The last year in middle school was fun. I knew that my friends were going to a different school, so I tried to have as much fun as I could with them! I also had some problems in eighth grade because there was a seventh grade girl who talked a lot of smack and started rumors about me. That’s why the “First time I cussed at a teacher because of a student” happened. I had the most fun, but because of her, it wasn’t that fun. I hope she would get her a* * beat up some day which she did and I was happy the rest of the day. I’m not always mean, and think mean things for people, but she‘s just someone I hate so much. Anyway I have four close friends; they are Shoua Yang, Linda Vang, Mai Lor Yang, and Pa Ying Xiong. I’ve known them for a long time, but I don’t really talk to them anymore, just only sometimes. I’ve know Shoua since sixth grade, Linda and Mai Lor since fifth grade and Pa Ying since seventh grade. Me, Shoua, Mai Lor and Pa Ying were going to go take pictures, but then we spent our money at Valley Fair. The closest guy friend I had back in middle school was Jesse Yang, Jacob Russell, and Dee Xiong. We always play fought and argued about things, but that was the fun part about it, because we were always bored. I still talk to Jesse and Dee, but I don’t talk to Jacob any more. Jesse, Dee, Shoua, Mai Lor, Linda, and Pa Ying are still my close friends. On the last day of school I went to Mai Lor’s house and we just had fun over there, like dancing. I didn’t realize it was already four o-clock, which was time for me to go home. I still miss the old times with them, but life goes on.
My favorite year in school was in seventh and eighth grade. Seventh grade was really fun because that time I had a lot of friends and we’re always noisy in the room, so it was fun. That was also the first year I skipped school. My other friend kept skipping and so they got caught. Eighth grade was also fun, because it was our last year together. That year I skipped with my two friends into another class and we did that a couple of times, but this one time they went without me and they got caught. That year there was this one new guy in my class that everyone thought was cute. I thought he was okay. There was also another new guy and I thought he was better looking than the one in my class. My friend didn’t agree with me though. That was the first year I went to Valley Fair. I didn’t want to ride the scary rides.
My weekend was alright. On Saturday I stayed home most of the time and then later I went to Brookdale Mall with my sister. When I got over there I met Jeffrey, William and those other guys over there. The rest of the day I just stay home and babysat my siblings. My sisters and brother were outside playing with water and I have to watch them. I have to put water into the little pool we have, but I kept on spraying them with it. They started chasing me with water and trying to spill water on me, but they couldn’t. My youngest sister got mad at me. I got bored after awhile so I wanted to go to Cityview’s playground. My mom said me and my sister, Salina, have to clean the basement and do our chores first before we go. I cleaned and did my chores, but my sister was too lazy so I mostly did everything. My two sisters, Lisa and Salina, my two brothers, Leng and Tome went to Cityview with me. We went to So Low first. Over there we played tag until it got dark then we went home. It wasn’t that much fun, but that was how my weekend went.
Okay, I think this was like the second to the last week of school and this one girl in seventh grade started asking why my sister and I were saying bad stuff about her. I asked who’s been saying those stupid things and she said it was her cousin that goes to school with my sister. I didn’t want to get pissed off right away so I asked, actually I was yelling, at my sister asking if she was saying those things to her cousin and she said no. The next day, in the morning I went to her side with my friend, Jacob Russell and I was yelling at her because she kept ignoring the fact that she was also saying stupid things about me and my sister. She couldn’t do anything, but let me yell at her and then let her stupid friend talk back to me. It got me more pissed off because I wasn’t talking to her friend. I was about to swing, but then her bald headed teacher came and told her to go to class, which she did and he told me to go back to my side of the school. It looked as though I was following her and as I remember it, it seemed like he was pushing me and I started cussing at him nonstop because I went wild with my mouth. When I got back to my class he was still following me and I was still cussing at him and then he cussed at me and that was the end of it. My teachers were in shock, because they never heard me cuss before. I was too angry to do anything, so I just sat there doing nothing. Later on I had to go say sorry to him, which I never meant and I will NEVER, EVER, EVER. My brother, Fong said that he was a cool teacher after I cussed at him and I was like, “What the f**k, he’s not a cool teacher, he’s a stupid f**ken a** hole!!” That’s how everything went and I guess the teachers kept a close eye on me from that day on.
There are a lot of new experiences on the first day in a new school. The most difficult experience I had was when I went into my first year in high school at Roosevelt. The first time I saw the inside of Roosevelt, it was big. My older brother showed me my first class before school started, but then later I forgot where my class was and I got lost! Ha… ha… ha. It was funny.
The only class that was easy to find was my algebra class. It was on the third floor. In every class I had I knew no one and I was really lonely, which sucks because there’s no one to talk to. Later on I met some new people so I started talking to them. I hated passing time, because I had to walk around the place to find my class. Getting lost is something I do not like, because then I have to ask someone if they know which direction the room is and I feel embarrassed about it. The good thing is that the first day most of the students in my room had to ask people if they knew where their room was too. I was so glad that school was ending, until I went outside. I didn’t know which way I should go first. I was suppose ride bus #1 home, but I didn’t know which way it started. I didn’t ride the bus in the morning, so I didn’t know who rode bus #1. I don’t remember the way I went first, but I ended up going the right way. Me and my brother didn’t know which bus stop to get off, so we took the one before the one we were suppose to get off at. My brother’s friend said that we should get off at the next stop and we did. It was the correct bus stop. I thought it was going to be at least fun on the first day, but it was super boring and hot.
I don’t really know why I want to live life, maybe because dying is something scary and it’s frightening, most of the time you can feel pain. I guess dying isn’t something I want until I grow old. I want to have grandchildren too before I die. Also there is so much to do in life that you will never finish all of it at once. Living life and learning about life makes you see things beyond yourself. I want to live life because I want to experience so many things and feel happy at the end. It will feel really awesome that I did so much in life. I’ve always want to ride “The Wild Thing,” but I’m too scared to ride it now. That means I still have along way to go before I go away and hopefully I will enjoy my life by then. I don’t really care, because there’s always something good or bad about life. The good thing is that I have family and friends who are there for me. Even though sometimes I can be really annoying they’re still standing by my side. Of course everybody goes through disagreements in their life with someone. The bad part about my life is having an untrue friend or having people around you that will backstab you. I just hate it so much because then it’ll be hard to tell which one will be there for me and which one will not. It makes life harder, but who is to say life is easy? Sometimes I can tell who is a friend that I can’t trust just by the way they act around me or how they act around me with other people. Is it a good thing I notice those little things? I hate the fact that some people get on my nerves.
This is a funny story that happened to me. It wasn’t that long ago that it happened. I and my youngest sister, Lisa, were riding my bother’s bike. The truth is that, I really suck at riding a bike. That’s how I got my sister hurt. I was riding the bike up and down the block and our block was kind of like a hill. I was about to ride it down the hill and Lisa said to me, “Lets race” and she took off running. I had the feeling that I shouldn’t do this but then I just took off. Lisa took off first and I went next. At first Lisa was ahead of me, but then I got closer to her so I told her to run faster. She took off running faster and I was relieved for a second but then I came closer to her, so I told her to run faster again. A moment later I went crashing into her. That was the sad part. She got hurt badly on her knees and feet. I only got hurt a little on my right hand. My brother said that I ran on top of her leg, but I don’t remember that though. I felt super bad about it, so I took her inside and cleaned her up. My two younger brothers were laughing at me. We didn’t tell my mom, but a couple of days later my mom found out about it and started asking question. My sister lied and said that she fell in the school playground.
Why do I want to work this summer? Well, the first reason is I’m trying to work to get some money this summer and to go buy new things. I also wanted to work because I know it’ll be boring staying home the whole summer and doing nothing, so I wanted to do something during the summer. This summer I worked at AMA. This program is alright, because I learned many things. What I don’t enjoy is the time I have to get up. It is too early for me during the summer, but I got used to it. Sometimes the work or the people I work with get me mad. The good part about this is that I learned how to use the camera, also how to import pictures and footage into the computer. I learned how to go talk to people when our group needs to interview them. I also read more this summer and wrote more, even though I write and read at home. I like to read children’s book at home. I get to read interesting books and not just the boring ones.
There’s a lot of work out there that can be interesting to do. For me, I don’t to sit all day by myself doing nothing I like, it would be boring. I like to work with younger kids or with people. We can use our hands and feet. If the work is during the summer, I would like to work indoors with air conditioning; because it would too hot or too warm and sometimes I get cranky. An example of work I would like would be children’s day care or cooking. I like to work with younger kids because they’re active and they also talk a lot, so that I’m doing something each day and not just sitting around.