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This to mum in VN & to Sơn Thái – Hoài Anh in Canada
I personally think that I am very lucky to be in a family with two loving parents and a fantastic older brother. Well, yes, they do sometime get on my nerves but they are family so I still love them. In my eyes, I think that I am a kind, animal-loving person. Academic-wise, I can slack off sometimes but I almost always try to do my best and be top-notch since my brother had raised the bar pretty high.
I was born and raised in Vietnam until the age of 7. My family then moved to Laos for two years, then Canada (work related reasons). I was and still am a very fortunate person, for my parents loved to travel. Due to this lust for traveling, I was able to experience new cultures, exquisite cuisines and the exotic attractions.
I remembered when I first moved to Canada and saw snow for the first time in my life, I became the most hyper-active kid in the world! I am one for new experiences, because I think they are one of the reasons that make life so enjoyable. Canada was where I used English as a language throughout daily life for the first time. Well, I had learned English beforehand but coming to Canada changed everything. I absorbed all the information during school, the children and teachers were so nice, and I was able to practice my English every day. I became so used to it that my English skills soon surpassed my Vietnamese and when my brother and I would want to say something without our parents’ knowledge, that’s right, we spoke in English.
I was very thrilled and excited when my parents said that we going to the USA, France, England and Italy for vacation. I love visiting other countries and knowing about their cultures and the way they live life. Of course, I also love the amazing attractions and most of all the various different cuisine.
England was an exception, as fascinated as I was about the British’s rich history, culture…etc. I was most captivated by none other than the British accent. It just sounds really sophisticated.