I’m a rock, but not just a simple rock. The place where I’m located makes me special and the big form that I have motivates many people (friends, couples, families) to come to where I am and share moments whi
Dear Edwin, I like the way you describe your neighborhood it is interesting. I love the words you use. While reading this I visualize your neighborhood. Good explaining. I look forward to seeing your future posts!
Dear samil I ‘am interested in your post because I like ur point of view and how u describe the problems that teenagers confront about drug abuse. I also see sometimes how some teenagers have problems and use these substances to get out of them for a short time. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “Others cannot control their imp…[Read more]
My name is Pablito. I’m a guy from Honduras. My age is 17 years old. If I’m going to introduce myself it is good to know that I’m a cool guy, chilling and everything. Just don’t try to play dirty with me or I
Dear Edwin: I am Edwin Your story is somewhat surprising because of everything you’ve been through to be now where you are and you don’t feel like following, “Your story is very convincing and for everything you’ve been through we all deserve opportunities” /
When you talk about the journey that you undertook, mine is something similar, only that I did not immigrate, I was born in the United States, only that they took me very small to Mexico to live and now after 15 years I came.
That never happened to me but I imagine everything that happened
Dear Family: Edwin. I am Edwin, your story is very good, it has many interesting things that you went through to get to the states, for everything that happened to the dangers, ”because these are done if you say you don’t like schools, you don’t like the country.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “The most familiar thing I have with you is that it is very difficult for me as it is for me, perhaps because I am not very sociable and that is why I cannot speak the language well. Because many say that I am not a normal person I almost don’t like to talk.
This reminds me of an experience I had eleven, well the truth is I did not immigrate because I was born, but you must be strong and it is better to continue. I am doing without my dad or my mom they are in Mexico and I am with my uncles but I hope you do not get discouraged and move on
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I hope that you still give me your opinion of mine.
Dear Edwin, its not easy living in a neighborhood like this but you seem like a strong individual. I like your post for the description you gave. Thanks for sharing your life, its not easy sharing your life story with a lot of people you don’t know. I love your post and look forward to seeing what you post in the future!
Dear edwin, i live in a neighbourhood called City Heights in San DIego Califronia where its also normal to hear gunshots or see people fighting and stabbing. Its not hard to live here if you have protection or if your’e safe. Every part of USA has a ghetto part of the city or a “hood”. not everywhere you go will be safe. My dream in the future is to move to NYC and live the fashion life ive always wanted to. I hope you have goals for yourself and follow them. -cory escobar
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