Indicate a Person Who Has Had a Significant Influence on Me

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Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence?

I was born in Taiwan, a small island near China. My family live there and I was lived there until eight grade, after that I went to United States of America for high school, because my mom wants me to learn how to speak awesome English.

In my country, the educational system is divided into four part, elementary, middle school, high school, and college, there are still some higher educations above college, but most people stop at college. I was a straight A student until eighth grade, but then I influenced by a couple of bad friends. They were those students that never paid attention in class and talked a lot, always driving teacher nuts. Sometimes they would even skip classes and go to a comic book store. I was one of them for a long period of time, probably one year. Due to my poor decision, my grade dropped a lot. I went from an A to a D, so my teacher punished me with write hundreds times that I will get good grades next time, but I never do, I seriously hated my life during this time.

One day, my Chinese teacher came up to me and said,” you are a smart person, so why are you hanging out with those kids? You should be smart enough to figure out that what you are doing now is killing your future. ” I didn’t care too much, but I said I would do my best to improve the situation. Still I knew I was totally lying. He said, “I won’t give up on you; I believed you can do it.” I smiled and walked away, kept doing the same thing over and over again. I could have really cared less about what was going on in the school, like tests and final exams. Never studied for them. After a couple of weeks, my teacher came up with a great idea, at least that’s what he thought. He tried to make a deal with saying that if I pulled up my grade; he wouldn’t make me to write those apologize papers. I thought yeah, why not. I said that I would because I didn’t want to make him mad...
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