To talk about Chinese food, the first thing people remembered should be dumplings. the reason dumplings are this famous in Chinese culture is because it represent a famous festival, which is the spring festival. just like the charismas in America, spring festival is the time family getting together and having a big meal. it is the cross point of every year in the lunar calendar. people getting together to celebrate for it. dumpling also represent good welling to the new year. this good willing is not only for themselves, but al for their families.
when i first got America, i have been “tokenized”. i was in a high school. in class group working, i made a impression that Chinese are good at math on other American students because i was good at math. i make less mistakes. i calculate number faster than American students. i know how to calculate numbers correctly. usually, we do not need to check the numbers i calculated. but for other numbers calculated by American students, we need to check them carefully because there could be serious mistakes and this will effect our group score.
my audio will be about the year I “truly” started my study aboard. i will talk about my first two years experiences of studying in a private high school in Washington. then, i will talk about the after 1 year i spend in Boston, which was the year i start my college year. i began to make friends and experienced new things different than things i know before. those things made huge impact to my personal identity and social value.
throughout all this years, i have encountered lots of culture shock. i also learned a lot from those events. for example, i learned that how discrimination look like. i know how we should perform in school.
different life style for children live in china and America
what i learned from american high school. what i have learned from chinese high school. purely knowledge vs. how to be manage ourselves, multitasking, important skills we need to live in this society.
what do we do in the school in both america and china. after class sports, social life vs. in class studying
what form my social identity on the high school period on literate narrative. reading and writing on american books
right or wrong for each kind of education. pro and cons. advantages and disadvantages.
culture shock —— chinese high school life —— american high school life
sport sprots? after class sports
academic knowledge reading and writing social life social life being occupied by studying? prom, volunteer, etc
the main expectation of this essay is to let your audience get a sense of acknowledge of your culture and race. the audio essay will mainly talk about our background culture. How sound shaped some of the your childhood experiences? How sound formed your personal value?
in this assignment, I might learn that how to correctly express the background culture through sound without fully illustration. this will also be a challenge for me because I have so little experiences about it. I will focus on the using of the music and sound on my audio. what kind of music and sound should i use? what feeling does the audience have when they heard the music or sound? can the music and sound correctly express the feeling we want to express?
Response to Jenna’s Feb 5th reading response.
Jenna read Miller’s “Scenes and Un-Scenes: Class Dismissed” and “Black and Blue” very well. She hold a strong feeling after she read “Black and Blue”. Although she knew this topic before, she has never thought or realized the seriousness of it. In Arizona, there’s kids do the same thing that Garnette talked about in the article. But she does not agree or like this kind of doing. I did not think this much when I read Garnette’s essay. I was treat this essay as a normal kind of essay which talk about racial topic again. I did not view it with my own experiences.
For the audio essay, she believes that this new form of essay can express something that the normal essay cannot, such as the emotion and feeling when the author construct the essay.