What is important to you? And why?
UBC Personal Profile
The most important thing to me is being able to spend time with my family. My family immigrated here in 2009. I can still remember the day that we got off the plane and seeing snow for the first time. We had lived in New Brunswick for 6 months. Going to a new school, making new friends in a language that was new to me proved to be a challenge. I was even bullied at school for being a foreigner. I hated going to school but my family had made a great effort to help me. We would only speak English in our small 400 square feet apartment. My mom even took classes so she could converse with me in English. When the summer we decided to move to Vancouver. I knew that my parents were doing the best they could for us because our parents who had been married for 20 years made the sacrifice to live away from each other so that their kids wouldn't have to go through the hardship they did growing up. As time went by my Dad had spent less and less time here with our family because of his job. It had become very rare in the last 7 years that our family would have the chance to sit at the dinner table with all five of us there. So I want to make sure that every time we get to be a family again I will never take those time for granted.