I am Abdul.  I am from Yemen. I always love being good and useful, and I love to help people. I was born in Yemen, in the city of Sana’a. My school was National Values ​​School. When I was in Yemen there was a civil war, so I decided to get out of the country. The best thing was to go to America, where there is a safe and good country.

I love learning more in English lessons and listening to stories.  I’m sure all the lessons are important because they will be useful to me in the future. My favorite sport is football (but here they call it soccer) because I can play it well. I want to excel in my school, do well after graduating and go to college, and be happy in my life.

I miss my grandmother and grandfather who are also in Yemen.  My other aunts are among the most valuable things I have.  They are all precious to me.

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October 19, 2021 5:56 pm

I seriously thank you for sharing your story. Like Maya said I am someone who has lived in the US their whole life. Reading this I realize how much I take for granted and that I should be more grateful for the things and opportunities I have.

October 19, 2021 4:00 pm

Dear abdulrahman, I am fascinated with your post, ¨From yemen to america¨ because my friend/homie yaseen,madram, and abdul and the homie from the store are all from yemen proving your story that the civil war is the reason they migrated to america. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is when you said america was the only option because that must be hard having to leave your home.

Thank you for writing and i enjoyed that you talked about you passion for football because i like it too. I enjoyed your writing abdulrahman and hopefully you keep writing about your story and life in yemen and the big move to america.

Francisco Palacios

October 19, 2021 3:24 pm

This post is heart-warming. As someone who has lived in the United States her whole life, I often take it for granted. You pointed out some things I should be grateful for and I just haven’t realized how lucky I am. I’m glad I found your post and was able to hear your story! You saying your family is the most valuable thing quite beautiful. I often forget to thank my family for everything they’ve done and tell them how much I appreciate them but you’ve reminded me that I should.

Kate
October 19, 2021 3:20 pm

This post is really interesting, thank you so much for sharing your personal story with us. I appreciate how you shared the factors that made you come to the US and what you miss from Yemen. I think it would be really interesting if you went more into depth about how the US differs from Yemen. For example, you write about liking football/soccer and learning your English lessons. What were some of the things in Yemen that you loved? Were they the same things, or were they different? Thank you so much for sharing.

October 19, 2021 3:15 pm

This post is really interesting Abdul! Thanks for sharing your personal story. It’s inspiring to read about how people from other countries are adapting and living in the US. It could be interesting to incorporate more comparisons like how you spoke about how football is called soccer in the US.

October 18, 2021 3:48 pm

Dear Abdul,

I am very fascinated by your post “From Yemen to America” because I have a friend who is also from Yemen and could relate so much. He tells me how he would play as a little kid over there and that he misses his family. I find it impressive how you adapted to living in the US.
One sentence that stands out to me is where you described soccer as football, because it shows how there’s two different cultures here. I think this is important because it shows two different worlds that you have to get use two.
Thanks for your writing, I look forward on seeing what you write next, because I like listening about other people coming to the US. It is so inspirational and makes me remember how I have a huge advantage and should try harder in life. In addition, it also reminds me of the stories my parents would tell me when they came to the US.

Neftaly Mateos

October 18, 2021 6:10 am

Dear Abdulrahman A,
 
I am very fascinated by your post “From Yemen to America” because it elaborates on the road to success you are headed towards. In my opinion, I find it impressive that you are also starting to get involved in extracurricular activities such as soccer. This will possibly pave the way for you in order to connect with others and create more friendships in your new country.
 
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ When I was in Yemen there was a civil war, so I decided to get out of the country. The best thing was to go to America, where there is a safe and good country.” This is because it was in your and your family’s best interests to begin a new life and stay as far away as possible from any conflict.
 
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I can’t wait to see what things shall be like in the near future for you!

-Brenda Ornelas

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October 18, 2021 3:52 pm

I love how you kept on elaborating your thoughts. It is very inspirational to hear those kind words that you expressing; really touched my heart. In addition, I like the sentence that you found was interesting was about violence because I know that’s why a lot of people come to the US because their country is full of violence so they come to seek a better life. Overall, great post, will look forward on reading your comments more.

Araceli Mata
Araceli Mata
October 18, 2021 4:56 am

Dear Abdul:

I am impressed by your post, “From Yemen to America,” because It is impressive how you were able to escape the civil war in Yemen. I think it’s also impressive how you enjoy learning English and listening to stories. 

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ” I want to excel in my school, do well after graduating and go to college, and be happy in my life..” I think this is awesome because you want to excel in school and be happy in life. 

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I can relate to wanting to excel in school. I would like you to continue telling me about your journey.

Araceli

October 18, 2021 4:26 am

Dear Abdul:

I am impressed by your post, “From Yemen to America,” because it is impressive how you can describe your journey and explain the difficult situations that you have gone through. I think it’s impressive how you have been able to overcome this and how you plan to do your best to be successful and live a happy life.

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I miss my grandmother and grandfather who are also in Yemen. My other aunts are among the most valuable things I have. They are all precious to me.” I think this is awesome because family is everything and just like you, my family takes up a large part of my life. I also admire how strong you have been by deciding to come to American and get a better life while also leaving everything behind.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like how there are multiple similarities between you and me. I would like you to continue telling me about your journey and how it has impacted you.

Alexis

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