Ethnic Background

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ENG 2025A: Ethnic American Literature
Dr. Angela Elliott
EUI-RIM KOO
Feb. 27. 2013

Ethic Background Essay
My name is Eui-Rim Koo and until this class assignment I could not thoughtfully considered what my ethic background is. I was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1988. Growing up, I was a real busy kid playing baseball and soccer with friends. My face was always tanned and my voice often became very husky from all the debates I had with my friends. As I look back at those years now, my heart stats to race as if I look at the sunshine through green leaves. I always had reasons to laugh and smile never left my face. My parents were quite open minded and let me grow up with much freedom. I did not have to go through the agonizing stresses like attending after school academies like other students. Only one thing my parents asked from me was to take full responsibilities for my own choices and actions. At times, I wished my parents were more attentive to my agendas and felt that they should be more concerned about me. However, I am really grateful to my parents now because I have realized that the “self-reliance” and “sense of independence” I learned from my parents are the greatest strengths of mine. I was a student who was good at setting plans and studying. In high school, I had to put lots of thoughts in deciding my concentrations between liberal arts sciences because I had much interest in math. Economics caught my attention because I wanted to apply my knowledge in my real life and take more practical profession. So, I decided to move on to a liberal arts college. I really tried to do my best for enter the college which I wanted. While I prepared for the test, my health was getting worse and I could not take the test. At that time, I felt like the world is over. My twelve years of effort became nothing, and I did not have patient to wait one more year. (In Korea, the test which is like SAT in America is once a year) First time my parents blame me that I...
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