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Hi everyone, I'm a student at Fremont High School, Oakland, CA. I'm Thong Nguyen, but people always call me Tommy, because It's really hard to pronoun my name correctly. I'm from Vietnam, a beautiful country in South East Asia. I'd lived in Vietnam for about 16 years. Then my family moved to the U.S. I've just lived in the U.S for 1 year, so my English is not really good, so sometimes people don't really understand what I say. I'm 18 now, but I feel I'm look like 15, or 16 years old. In the past, I didn't really like to live in the U.S. I missed my friends, my country, and my brother, who was still living in Vietnam. But I had to come to the U.S because my parents wanted me to have a better future, a better life. However, Now I start making friends with many people, and I feel accustomed to life in the U.S. I feel my life is getting better now. I don't feel bored anymore, and my friends are very friendly to me. Thanks for everything that the U.S brings to me.
For me, everyday is a beautiful day. I want to live a day with all of my power, my energy. I know that no matter we feel sad or happy, life would never change. So I don't want to waste my time in sadness. I try to make my day become more beautiful, more valuable by happiness.
In School, my most favorite subjects are math, computer science and chemistry. I got 4.0 GPA in all these subjects. Physical Education is also one of my favorite subjects. I really love soccer. Soccer is like my girl friend. I can't live my life without soccer. I know all the famous soccer teams in the world like AC Milan, M.U or Barcelona. I also like to play video game. My most favorite video game is DOTA. I spend the whole weekend to play video game. I think that's why I don't have a girl friend :))
This is all about me, thanks for reading ^^ Hope we can become friend.
In my opinion, Fremont High is not a good high school. with high technology and comfortable studying condition, people sometimes are not polite and not serious in studying. However, because of the way they act, it makes me feel so easy to make friends, and feel so close to them. People always follow the rules that they should treat others politely with a fake smile in their faces, even with the one they don't like. Sometimes it makes people not understand what others are thinking, so it's uneasy for them to become good friend. Unlike these people, everyone at Fremont High is very open minded, and straightforward. They say what they think, they do what they want, they never follow the rules that control their thoughts. Therefore, people at Fremont High can can understand each other clearly. They always feel comfortable, happy to talk to each other, to share their secrets,their feelings. That's what I like about this school. Moreover, teachers in Fremont High are very good. They are very friendly and always teaches by all their hearts. Therefore, students can feel comfortable to study and talk to the teachers, to ask for what they need, to share their ideas in teaching and studying. In conclusion, the good thing about Fremont High is how people treat each other. We are like a big family.
When I ask someone how they feel about Oakland, most people respond that Oakland is a bad place full of serious problems, bad, dirty living conditions and also full of crimes and criminals. However, after 2 years living in Oakland, what I know about it is completely different. Although I live in a poor area in Oakland, I can still feel that life is so peaceful and comfortable. I agree that the environment is not too clean, but it's not too dirty. Moreover, people in my neighborhood are so friendly. Whenever I need their helps, they always help me with all their hearts. Whenever they have food, or something special, they always share with people in their neighborhood. Moreover, when I walk to school or walk back home, people on the streets always smile at me, or greet me friendly. People in Oakland are poor in life, they are rich in love. For me, I don't care what people say about Oakland, I just know that I'm having a good, peaceful life.

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Giant Blanket | That blue sky, the giant blanket, Covering my world, along with my life. Widest and deepest, the color of freedom. I'd always wondered, What's behind that sky How deep is it? And how wide can it be?... Added on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 04:24, with
Prop-Making Assignment | Before our class got to work on the play of Othello, written by Shakespeare, we were assigned to make some props that related to the play, using random recycle objects. I was asked to make 2 black... Added on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 04:02, with
Field Research on Video Gaming (From 03/02/14 to 03/08/14): Survey | From 03/02/14 to 03/08/14 For my senior project field research this week, I created a short survey with 10 questions by using Google Drive to collect perspectives from high school students on video... Added on Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 17:31, with
Field Research on Video Gaming (From 02/23/14 to 03/01/14): Interview | From 02/23/14 to 03/01/14 For my senior project field research this week, I did some 15-minute interviews with 10 different adults who had children. I decided to interview 2 of my teachers, Ms.... Added on Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 17:29, with
Field Research on Video Gaming (From 02/16/14 to 02/22/14): Google Hangout | From 02/16/14 to 02/22/14 For my senior project field research this week, I decided to hold a Google Hangout with some of my classmates and my English teacher, Ms. Paraiso, to discuss on how to look... Added on Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 17:26, with
Field Research on Video Gaming (From 02/09/14 to 02/15/14): Facebook posting | From 02/09/14 to 02/15/14 For my senior project field research this week, I posted some questions on my Facebook homepage to collect some general opinions about video gaming from some random Facebook... Added on Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 17:21, with
Survey: Video Gaming and High School Students (Please help me) | https://docs.google.com/forms/d/198iRT1MVi3Y820ik26UhIPn9jIHsXH-_10yn3PI... Hello everyone Please take a minute to look over this survey and help me to fill out this, or Share with your friends.... Added on Monday, March 3, 2014 - 04:12, with
My Field Research Ideas, Purposes, and Calendar on Senior Project | For my senior project focusing on the mental effects of video gaming, I will do some field research to get more primary source information about this topic. In order to do that, I plan to interview... Added on Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 05:25, with 3 comment(s)
A Letter to Mr. Mandela, Mr. Wright, and Mr. Coogler | Last Friday, our English class had a chance to watch Fruitvale Station, a movie produced by Mr.Coogler. This movie shows the last moment of Oscar Grant, a black man, in his life, before he got... Added on Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 01:51, with 1 comment(s)
My Feeling before watching Fruitvale Station | Dear Mr.Coogler, I'm Thong Nguyen, a Vietnamese high school student who live in Oakland with my family, near Fruitvale station, where your movie took place in. I immigrated to the U.S in 2011, and... Added on Friday, December 6, 2013 - 03:19, with 2 comment(s)
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