Being An Eighth Grader Essay

763 Words Jun 30th, 2016 4 Pages
Being an eighth grader, I came to the United States with my family. My parents enrolled me in a junior high school, but I never spoke in English before. Talking to classmates seldom happened, and consequently, making friends turned out utterly difficult. When socializing with other people at the school, the language barrier always left me in discomfort. Even after learning English, my accent still discouraged me from speaking to classmates. As a result of my proclivity to alienate myself from joining conversations with peers, establishing friendship never turned out successful. Even when I managed to start a conversation with other teenagers, the conversation usually turned out awkward, as I never had much to say in the first place. Since my only hobby was to play video games, I never knew about popular topics for teenagers’ gossips. Approaching people and making friends, remained as my struggle, even when I went to a college.
A turning point in my life, came around at the end of my junior year in college. After surviving the finals week, I was looking to buy a game for my leisure time. At my local game store, a PlayStation 2 game, named “Guilty Gear Accent Core,” came into my sight. This game in which a player could control an on-screen character to engage in a brawl with an opponent, quickly became my favorite game to play on my spare time, but without a friend, I could only play against a computer opponent. My determination to enjoy this game even more, encouraged…

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