Dominant Impression Essay - Reyes 1 Jose Reyes Donovan Gaytan English 100 22 February 2016 Learning from your Mistakes When I think of my father Jose I

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Reyes 1 Jose Reyes Donovan Gaytan English 100 22 February 2016 Learning from your Mistakes When I think of my father, Jose, I think of his minor yet distinct accent that has bothered him all his life. This was not a heavy accent like the kind foreign ladies have from your local hair salon; however, it was still noticeable and affected him for as long as he could remember. My father immigrated to California in his early thirties to get away from the horrible economy of Peru and to start a new life in the United States. Throughout his lifetime, friends and family would give him a hard time about his accent and mess with him, although, the people who made fun of him usually only spoke one language while my father spoke two. He never let this get the best of him and always kept his head up because he knew being bilingual was a good thing in this day and age. This optimistic look on things was the attitude my father always had towards everything, and I strive to be like him in this sense. With an optimistic and open mind, my father, who would always look at the bright side in life, asserts to me his life motto as we go into our two bedroom home for a family of four in beautiful Hawaii: “Always look at the positive side in situations.” You can see what my father meant by this statement because although we live in Hawaii, we are crammed into a tiny two bedroom house, because of how expensive the cost of living is in Oahu. Since we live less than five minutes away from so many amazing beaches that are easily accessible, our house is so small. Waking up every morning and arguing with my sister over who gets to use the bathroom, having no bedroom for myself and being forced to live in the living room/kitchen, being woken

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