Reading and Writing Portfolio
1st Nine Weeks
Voices Of Modern Culture
Culture is composed of many different things. Politics, economic, how someone speaks, their race, and many more. The umbrella represents all of the things that involve culture.
Tone it Down
Tone can affect how someone receives a message. I learned that there's more complex words other than the simple "angry" and "happy".
I am Filipino and it impacts my life in many ways. It changes how people see me and sometimes they'll even treat me differently than others. Most Filipino people are Roman Catholic so my family and I go to church whenever we visit my grandmother.
Tone it Down
Theme For English B
Go home and write
a page tonight.
And let that page come
out of you-
Then it will be true.
I wonder if it’s that simple?
I am fourteen, asian, born in Pensacola.
I went to school in Hawaii, then to North Carolina, now here
to this high school close to home.
I am one of the few asian people in my class.
The gate leads to the school
by a recreation center, a playground, soccer fields and a skate park.
through the doors, up the steps, to the classroom,
sit down and write this page.
It’s not easy to know what’s
true for you or me
at fourteen, my age. But I guess I’m what
I see and hear and feel, San Antonio, I hear you:
hear you, hear me-we two-you
me, talk in this page. (I hear Los Angeles too.) Me- who?
Well, I like to run, sleep, play soccer, and eat.
I like to read, daydream, listen to music, and laugh.
I want to go to North Carolina for my Christmas present,
spend time with my friends.
I guess being asian doesn’t make me not like
the same thing other folks like who are other races.So will my page be asian that I write?
Where I'm From
I am from humidity,
from family all around and homemade meals.
I am from the same hospital my parents were born in.
I am from the beaches
with too many tourist
who stay in the hotels that are overcrowded
and go to restaurants very close by,
we went too
I’m from oranges and popsicles,
from aunts and uncles.
I’m from the strict parents
and laid back family members
from yelling too much!
To laughing too hard…
I’m from buffets and airplane museums
Egg rolls and organic milk
From the magazines my grandfather
To the family photos of everyone
Under my bed was a box
Filled with my preschool grade notebook,
Worn out necklaces,
To forget about in a year
I am from these moments--
Snapped before I budde--
Leaf-fall from the family tree.