Ooooh that's why you're so ridiculously hard on yourself when it comes to assessing your language skills. Ah hah.
@AmandaYVR I never actually got any proper English lessons from them with the exception of my mother getting some children's books in English to read to us when we were little like Dr. Seuss. :-(I think most of my insecurity with English comes from the move to the US for high school and the following culture shock. Singapore wasn't too bad even though I had to instantly switch to speaking and writing English since I was still young enough and had very nice and patient teachers and even the kids my age helping me through it. We also had school uniforms and that helped me to kind of blend in.Then I go to the US for my first day in high school dressed like a dork by US fashion standards and I'm surrounded by very trendy teenagers already with their own cars and motorcycles and ones passing me by saying things like, "Sup?" And I have no idea what that means and saying like, "Hi, nice to meet you!" Then getting like a, "Pshaw!" in response.The teachers also marked me off for what was correct by British English like "colour" vs. "color" or "center" vs. "centre" or "dialog" vs. "dialogue" (some of these still confuse me today) in addition to confusing people when I referred to things like "soda" as "pop" or "elevators" as "lifts". I think it was that experience that made me start second-guessing the clarity of what I said and especially wrote a lot in English.I got over most of the insecurities with speech since live conversations bounce back and forth at a rapid enough pace to correct any misunderstandings as soon as they occur and I can just look at the person's body language to see if they're comprehending or not.
What you said all makes perfect sense. That must have been difficult. But the man you have become is diverse and well-versed. You can put down the magnifying glass and pencil and be gentler on yourself about this.
@AmandaYVR I'm reasonably gentle, I think. Well, I think I'm funny. What an idiot. :-D
There's a sense of endearment when I refer to myself as an idiot. You know, lovable type.
I always appreciate you by the way. I am not always good at expressing that. You're one of the few people on here who overlook my writing faults and seem to get the gist of what I'm trying to say. That's a rare quality in my experience in my writing as I get blocked from people. I just want to say thanks for your patience.
Thank you, Turbo 💛. I don't always know, you know, so feedback is nice. I don't just want to be a vessel. Yes, I know, loveable endearment. Not self-loathing; not too much.
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If that's the case, why are you not proud of it and don't anon?
@AmandaYVR It's just very draining. We've gone through a lot as a family, mostly surrounding issues with my dad. Because that toxic behavior is no longer around, sometimes they try to stir up drama to feel a sense of normality because we became accustomed to it. Don't get me wrong I love my family to death, but it's very hard to be around.
That doesn't answer the question, buddy.
sure it does. the rest of my family's opinion doesn't mean shit. so whether im different or not means nothing. did you not watch your own video?
I've seen the movie, chamaco.
and what did you take away from the movie?
What does that even mean?
The moral of the story in that movie is do what you like doing. And dont let others tell you what to do, even your family.
I’m sorry you have poor reading comprehension.
That's not what I learned from it.
what did you learn from it?
That nothing is more important than family.
Maybe yes to both.
i love my family but i dont care what they think.
im glad you agree with me.
Oh yes, let’s also remind ourselves that I’m the Hugger. *electric chair activated*
That is a pretty big difference. 🤔
Wdym, how can they not be?
@AmandaYVR I was adopted.
Four* years ago My auto correct is rude but ye it was made in 2017
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