2/21 American Idioms

Out of the woods: I really like this one because Taylor Swift also had a song called out of the woods, I think it sounds really romantic.

Eat someone:I think it’s really funny from the words because we can not really eat people.

Turn someone off: I really like this one because sometimes I will use this one as well,

All thumbs: This one is different than what I thought.

Horse around: I can imagine what it looks like when I see the words.

2/12 Audio Essay Pitch

It was a story happened in last November, I was checking my instagram account, I saw a picture posted by a famous cosmetics brand. The picture was a meme that include words, when I saw this picture I was completed shocked and very angry about that, I don’t think that is acceptable to post a picture that include insulting words towards certain race. I was heartbreaking, this brand use to be one of the brand that I really like, and I use to think that a brand like this wouldn’t do something that is considered racism. ¬†I was too shock to comment anything on their Instagram at that time, so I took some time to calm down. Then the instagram account delete that picture and post a cat picture with apology, people were commenting that it’s not a big deal, they will forgive this brand, ironically all the people that were commenting were white, none of them was Asian, and people saying that Asians are too dramatic, I was completely wordless.

 

From this story I understand that it’s hard for other people to understand what’s your feeling inside, it’s ridiculous how many comments are saying how dramatic we are. I had no words to say at that point, I turn off my phone and thinking why people that are not our race even speak for ourselves, if they are not the same race, hoe can they possible understand what certain words or actions means to us.

2/9

Outline for Audio Essay

Intro: As  international students in US, we all might experience some situation when we are not qualified or being offended.

Body:My experience when I am in US, what situation I have experienced as an international student or as a Asian.

There are people who put your success into what race you are instead of seeing the hardworking.

Examples of Gigi Hadid

End:

Believe in yourself no matter what people say, success is not because of race or anything.

2/7 Comments on essay 1

Record an short tape where you talk about issues when you define your culture or race stereotype. The audio have to combined music or environmental sound but without distracting sound such as wind sound. The main goals is to let others know your background/history better. Make sure you use your voice to emphasize the story. Make sure to mention the source of the music if you are using any. You need to practice and write a drift then record it. Bring it to the class and do the peer review, 2 classmates will give you suggestion and you will grade how helpful they are.

2/5/2018In class summary writing

In Christine’s response she mentioned that Tadeu have learned things from his own experience which is a good thing. She also said that melting pot is not accurate enough for describing America, she claims that people might immigrate to US because of profit. Then she states that group devision between citizens and immigrations do exist, that’s one problem that governor need to aware of.

1/26 Meaning of Name

My full name is Zaiheng Shen it means careful powerful and rich in Chinese culture. My grandfather gave me that name.

Yes I have serval times that I feel embarrassed by my name, because my first name is really hard to pronounce it gives other people a hard time to pronounce it. When professor try to sign in they seems to be very confused when they see my name, I think it’s really embarrassing.

No I have not changed my name, because I just don’t care to. But sometimes I will let people call me by my last name because it’s easy to pronounce and makes more sense. Because my last name is really rare in China, there is not a high chance that others will have the same last name. I’m okay with people call me by my last name.

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