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1 PERSONAL LIFE HISTORY REFLECTION PAPER (PLHRP) INSTITUTION: NAME: TUTOR: DATE:
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2 MY LIFE HISTORY NAME: N S AGE: 20 YEARS. Part 1. My 10 most important experiences and encounters. 1. 1995. I was born in Shenzhen in Southern China. [10] 2. 2006. I attended weekend classes taught by foreign teachers from Europe and America. [8] 3. 2007. It came to my mind that is should consider going abroad for my higher education because I found the Chinese system very hard. [9] 4. 2009. My family moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia in the United States of America after my father secured a job with a multinational organization. I joined a high school in the neighborhood. [7] 5. 2010. I experienced a lot of hard time and bullying both in school and in the neighborhood as I tried getting along with classmates and other people. I felt lonely and hated. [2] 6. 2011. I began using a common American name because my classmates and students found it hard pronouncing my first Chinese name. [6] 7. 2012. I left my English as a second language class because I had already mastered the language, both in written and oral. [4] 8. 2014. We visited our extended family back in China after my high school graduation. I could hardly read a book in Chinese language and vowed to study Chinese language on my own. [3] 9. 2015. I joined college and I could get along with students from all parts of the world. [1]
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3 10. 2016. Started teaching English to Chinese children who recently moved to America over the weekend. [5] Part 2. My experiences after joining college have significantly changed my perception and thinking about the human existence. Unlike from my past, I was able to communicate freely and share ideas with friends and students from other countries other than the United States and China. It has shaped my views on human disparities regarding culture, language, gender, ethnic backgrounds and political affiliations. The intercultural bonding was so strong that I mostly pretended not to speak Chinese at all. During my History classes, I usually get fascinated by how diverse we are. Students could narrate their social and political histories which were unique and different from my own. Although my Chinese culture is based on communism, I realized that
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