You're Not The Only One
What years were you in middle school?
My mother was in middle school from 1983-1986. Back then they had 6th,7th,and 8th grade in middle school,so that is why she was there for three years.
What kinds of music,movies,and fashions were popular at the time?
The kind of music that was popular at the time was pop and break dance music.Artists like Lisa Lisa,Prince,LL Cool J,Michael Jackson,Janet Jackson, and Dougie Fresh. Popular movies were Can't Buy Me Love, Grease, E.T, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Xanadu. Popular fashion styles were leg warmers, Addidas Shelltop Sneakers, big hair, and anything that is neon florescent colored.
What jobs/interests/activities do you have now? Is there a connection between what you like back then and what you enjoy today?
My mom still listens to music from her generation. The job she has now and has had for a long time is being a paralegal at the courthouse.Her activities now are being a mom and a wife.
What was the worst part?
The worst part for her was being the only Chinese person in the school. She was looked at differently because of her culture, to this day she still is looked at differently.
What advice about growing up would you give kids my age?
Focus on your academics more than drama because life goes on.