The past ten weeks at the A Place in A Park (APAP) program have been an insightful learning experience. Before coming to APAP, I had been apart of the environmental and science club at my school. I had a bit of prior exposure to environmental studies but received a whole lot more at this program.
I’ve spent the past ten weeks as an intern for A Place At The Park, in which I got to do so many amazing things and meet many incredible individuals. At the first few meetings, I was a little nervous since I’m pretty shy and didn’t know anyone else in the program. But fast forward to now, I can say without a doubt that this internship has been the highlight of my summer.
Hello! I would like to talk to you about my culture and community. Well to get started, in my culture there are many things: for example, we party and people dance a lot. Everyone has fun most of the time, but the only bad thing is that at the end we have to clean and its usually around 3 am that we finish cleaning.
Yes, yes it actually does mean something. My name is Twinny. I get compliments about how my name is different, unique and cute. I don’t know exactly how to react to this statement considering the thoughts I have on the story behind it. Sometimes I want to change my name to a more generic name but most times I like how my name is different.
The word “culture” means everything to me. The culture I will always put first is my Deaf culture. What is Deaf culture, you may ask? Well, there’s tons of aspects and rules so I’ll try to keep it short and sweet.
I don’t like to put very personal things in my public, especially me, but I guess I can write some basic things about me. So the type of identity I’m going to write about is name identity.
My racial identity is something I am constantly grappling with. It isn’t something I ever try to hide. My openness about it actually scored me a spot in my school’s annual freshmen poetry slam. Much of my writing centers around my mixed race identity, specifically being Chinese and white.
Many sites define identity as a list of specific characteristics and traits a person has. To me your identity is how you view yourself. It has to do with the characteristics and values you carry. It is shaped through the experiences you encounter.
I’ve been in many different social groups and extracurriculars, had various interests and styles, and experienced all sorts of feelings and moments in these first sixteen years of my life. I used to be very conscious of how others thought about me and what my reputation was. Continue reading
S: To be able to figure out my schedule for fall quarter. I have a hold of my course schedule for UW, i’ve never had a schedule like it before. The classes are 2-3 times a week, there’s scheduled seminars and there’s scheduled test dates throughout a 3 month period which is a quarter. I suppose what I need to do is try to familiarize myself with the schedule and visualize what it’s like to practice it.