Apr 19th in class writing

For a long time, my stepson, Jonathan, was unhappy to have me as part of his family, for he resented that he did not have both biological parents at home. I tried to get to know him better, but he would complain that I invaded his privacy. As a newcomer, I understood that out relationship would required effort from both of us, It was not enough that I was friendly. Jonathan also had to wants us to be friends, and I was not happy with the two of us being strangers, but I could wait for him to feel more comfortable around me.

Anne Marie collects antique bottles and love to turn them into works of art. She will buy bottles if she likes them, but she prefers to find them in the ground. She will find bottles everywhere, but she picks them selectively. However, she has the best luck at construction sites on old farmland, where she spents most of her time. Often, bottles appear on the surface after a good rain, but they disappear very soon She will use special tools for excavating bottles, including a set of brushes, She dose not want to break the bottles as she removes them from the ground. After finding a new bottle. Anne Marie will add it to her display case and hung on the wall as an artistic piece(Mangelsdorf, 2013, p.411).

Turn Someone Off means let someone has nothing feeling.

lemon means let someone trust you, but you cheat that people.

Horse around means you play roughly and carelessly.

For the birds means doesnt make any sense.

Fishy means you feel that someone is not telling the truth or behaving completely honestly.

Mar 29th in class writing

group member: Shuai Meng, Kaiting Zhou, Qiaodan Lou

Chinese culture is very different than american culture.

old Chinese culture is very typical,

most Chinese women wants to be stay housewife.

but according to Solnit essay, only 20 percent women in the us wants to be a housewife.

with the development of education,  modern Chinese start to realize their value, and they can be as good as men. so in modern family, men and women are play equal rule, they all earn money to support their family.

Question 1: two side

China: Chinese today is like in smally family unit, parents has job, so their parents are taking over the kid care.

Uganda: traditional family got influence from Europeans. Traditional family live in “dumb” life. But with the influence of other colony contries, they starts to live a mordern life. 64% of the member of house are female. That is very impressive. They gets a lots of power and start to take charge of the society.  So it is totally different now.


You are my horizon of the most beautiful clouds,let me heart to stay you。

you are the most beautiful people I have ever seem, I want to keep you with all my heart.



Mar 27th in class writing

In Qiao’s response, i can tell nowadays China family cultural is looks like a circle. After the parents gave birth to the child. approximately 80 percent Chinese parents will gave their child to their parent’s parent. Their natural parents are going to make money to pay alimony. After child grow up, their grandma and grandpa becomes cannot take care of themselves in their life. So, its turn around, that child have to take care their grandma and grandpa, also have to take care of their parents.  Even we grow up already, but in parents’ eyes, we’ll always be a child.

Mar 24th in class writing


in my essay, i think i used well example to support the idea, also i use my own example to support. it can be more strongly to support the idea.

the things i need to improve is grammar, and some places i need to add more detail.

the grammar i have to improve is verb tense mixing present and past verbs.



Mar 3th in class Freewriting and general idea

i dont know which essay i will choose, i have no ideal at least now. i probably will change what i choose.

“The Changing Face of America” written by Haya El Nasser briefly talk about what US changed in recent 20 years and how is the face of America changing. it is easily to see that US population gain approximate 88 million people; Hispanics are the largest minority; An increasing number of American live in the cities or near cities instead of country. I agree all these, America is become more diversity in recent 20 years. After all, the US is a huge immigrant country with its immigrants from carious countries and regions across the world. We all know that Trump has been president of the US. And he said that will build a wall between US and Mexico boundary to control illegal immigrant. This is an insult to Mexico.


size of canada, 9.98 million square kilometers, its a climate, winter. canada speak two language, english and french. country

population indian american, traditional country. aboriginal people.


beijing city

the capital of china. is the third largest city in the world. beijing people speak mandrian.

beijing tian an men square, the great wall.

March 1st in class writing

Response: Shuai Meng

Author: Qiaojian Hu

Summary for Jian’s Response

According to Jian’s response. At first, he said his stereotype of culture is Asian is smart, but it not the truth in China. It is totally opposite. And illustrate that only good student can go abroad. Finally, he use his own example to support that he is smart because he study hard.

Feb 27th in class writing

we are group 3

we have Shuai, Serene, Jiapeng


chinas total population is 1367485388, which makes it the worlds most populous country.

women are 48.6% of chinas population


chinas gender imbalance is expected to leave at least 30 million men of marriageable age single by 2020.

women are marrying later, with the mean average for women at 25 years old in 2015, compared to 23 years old in 2011.

many advantaged women and less advantaged  men now remain single because many traditionally believe men should be more educated than their wives.

almost 50% of highly educated women are unmarried, 10,1% higher than the percentage of unmarried and highly educated men.


more women are college educated than before

representation of women in higher education has steadily increased in the past decade.

in 2013, over half(50.7%) of enrolled students in tertiary education were women.

women represented just over half(50.7%) of tertiary graduates in 2013.


in 2013 survey, more than 72% of women stated they were not hired or prompted due to gender discrimination.

women  earn on average 35% less than men for doing similar work, ranking the bottom third of the global gender gap index.

womens average annual income lags behind mens. women earn just over two thirds of mens income in urban areas, and just over half of mens income in rural areas.