Dear Remigia I agree with your point about other people coming from other countries because both of my parents came from Mexico because it was hard in Mexico at the time so my dad had to drop out of school to help out his family and came to the US to have a better life and work very hard as a Mexican man starting with nothing to having something…[Read more]
I went to an Oakland Roots game. And the fans were wearing the Oakland Roots jerseys and there were fans playing the loud drums and people screaming “Lets go Oakland lets go.” When I heard those words I went alo
I think that your post was interesting because other posts talk about the negative side of Oakland but you wrote about a positive thing in Oakland. A line that stood out to me was, “Studies have shown that players of competitive sports such as soccer tend to have higher grades overall and lower rates of depression and to participate less in risky behaviors such as taking drugs or drinking alcohol.” because there are more and more youth using drugs and this is a great way of distracting them.
I am a student at SJSU. I just want to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog. I think you’ve got some really important points in this blog, especially in the second paragraph. For example, you did talk about how the Oakland culture was starting to disappear over the past years and how the Oakland Roots help to bring the culture back. When you write, “Oakland Roots has brought in our community and how it has partnered with other organizations to bring back the old Oakland culture.” This line helps me to know that there are still many organizations out there that have the same goal as Oakland Roots which they are willing to work to bring the Oakland culture back to the community.
In my personal experience, I always like to work with other people because it helps me to build a better connection with them and learn new ideas. I agree with you when you say everyone will be inspired by everything Oakland Roots did for the city in the future because I believe that all the members in the Oakland Roots, as well as all the organizations, have worked really hard to do something that they find will benefit the community and the next generation.
Thank you for writing and sharing this blog, Efan!
The objects one sees in this shadow box is what represents me as a person and the truth about me. When people see me they think that I am an immigrant or I don’t belong in the USA just because I’m a Mexican. B
One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “I feel like being Mexican is the best thing about my life that’s why I’m so proud to be Mexican.” This sentence stood out to me because I am also proud of being Mexican. Many people think that being mexican is weakness but its actually a strength.
Dear Efan, I am joyful by your letter because it really explains a lot about who you are and about the person that you choose to be. It also shows how you like to play soccer and you try your best to let people know that mexicans are not bad people. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next I will comeback because your writing tells a really strong story.
I am Enlightened by your photograph because its cool how you used photos in your shadow box which was a good thing to do. Another thing you used was a case of airpods which shows you like to listen to music. Your Mexican flag will show your with you being Mexican.
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