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Overcoming Obstacles: Example Of An Immigrant Family

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Did you face any challenge in your life ever? What did you do to solve the problem? Did you overcome the setback or was hit back by the challenge? If you defeated the problem, it means you got the ability of resilience. If you was defeated by the problem, I hope this essay can help you set up the ability of resilience.
At the beginning of this essay, I want to introduce my family first. I think it can let you understand this story better. My family is an immigrant family, we move to here 4 years. We had faced plenty of challenge during this 4 years. We use our hands to get our life, we use our ability to collect the respect. That is not my personal experience, but I am really playing an ...view middle of the document...

My mother can’t speak English well, so Uncle Jay thinks a Chinese restaurant is a good beginning for a new immigrant person. Uncle Jay starts to ask his friend which Chinese restaurant was hiring. As you know, the financial environment was bad for the business to development. There are not too much Chinese restaurant considering to hire a fresh hand. Even though some restaurants agreed to hire my father, my father also a fresh hand about America-Style Chinese restaurant. However, my father got fired by his restaurant after half month. Times were gone fast. The May was coming. My mother still didn’t get a job, and my relative which we lived with started to ridicule us. They said my father couldn’t be a hard-worker, and he is lazy (the reason of the restaurant fired him). We can’t said anything, because we still lived with them. I knew my parent, especially my mother, were bearing a huge pressure. My Uncle Sam wants to help us, he discussed with my mother about her job. He told my mother knew a Japanese restaurant was hiring, and asked her to try, probably they would said yes. I would remember that day forever, because my family got a big change at that day. That day was May. 21, 2010. My Uncle Sam gave the boss’s number to me, and I contacted the boss immediately. The boss said he had time at 2:00 Pm, and he asked my mother to see him at his restaurant. My Uncle Sam drove my mother and me to the restaurant.
We met the boss and his wife at his restaurant. They asked my mother does she had any experiment to work in a restaurant. My mother honestly answered them with no. Then they asked my mother does she good at learned a new ability. My mother answered them she would try her best to learn it. The boss asked my mother to leave, and they would contact my mother as soon as possible to tell my mother the result. Uncle Sam and me were considered that we may not got the job, however, my mother already try her best to get this job. When we arrived my relatives house, my Uncle San asked we did not tell everybody first. At the afternoon of the same day, my mother received a significant phone call. The boss called my mother said he agreed to hire my mother, and asked my mother start to work at the day after tomorrow. My mother asked her boss why he would agree to hire her. Her boss said this was his wife’s idea, because she thinks my mother is an honest person, and she likes my mother. I had told you that my mother wasn’t good at English, but she has to remember all the name of the menu and understand what does the waitress wrote down in the order sheet. My mother asks me and my sister to translate the whole menu to Chinese, and she use the Chinese version to memorize the ingredient. I remember my mother hold the Chinese menu every moment. She put that paper into her packet while she was working, and she would take it out to remember the content when she free. My mother used a month to memorize all of the menu, and understand the order sheet. After two...

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