My name is Lining Liang and I was born in 2003. I am 14 years old. I have lived in Guangzhou, China. Guangzhou is a big and beautiful city. In Guangzhou, you can eat many different types of Chinese food, like dumplings. In school, I like to study because you can get a lot of knowledge if you study hard. If you study hard in English class you can learn more English. Your English will be better than before. When I am out of school, I like to travel because you can learn many things from your journey. I am particularly good at math class because I like to solve the math problem. I became good at this because I study hard in math class and my math teacher is very patience to teach me math. In the future, I would like to be a pharmacist because I want all the people in the world to be healthy. I dream of becoming a successful person, to become a successful a pharmacist, to cure more patients.
I immigrated to New York two years ago. My life change in many ways when I immigrated. The change I’m happiest about is I have to learn a new language because people who live in New York speak English. I have to learn English so I can communicate with the people in New York. I am happy that in New York there are many new things that I can explore and learn. On the other hand, I am sad that I had to leave my friends. Now I speak English and Chinese, I feel happy that I speak two languages because I learned a new language and I can talk to more people.
There was a time in my life when I experienced injustice. This was the time when I took the subway to went to school, there was a man stood behind the door. Later on, a man walked to the front of me and said “Oh! Chinese girl is beautiful. I love Chinese girl.” In my opinion, this was unjust because this man did not respect me.
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