Monday, January 25, 2010

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

During my TEFL program, I wrote the following paragraph for one of our 1st writing assignments.

September 9, 2004

The Great Qualities of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., known for his immense involvement with the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, he held noteworthy traits as a leader. He possessed great ideals, was full of perseverance, and was well-spoken. Dr. King was a well-respected clergyman and civil rights leaders, who was known for his ideologies. During his time, there was much racial segregation, and African Americans were treated very poorly by the Caucasians who persecuted them. However, Dr. King wanted to change this. He wanted everyone to treat everyone equally despite the color of one’s skin or religious background. Dr. King wanted to give everyone a sense of self-worth. Dr. King strongly opposed the use of violence to respond to injustice because violence would not result in any positive resolutions. Instead, violence would only lead to more violence. Consequently, Dr. King encouraged the practice of nonviolence resistance to stand against the racial segregation. Also, Dr. King’s ability to persevere to made him an outstanding leader. Even though he was arrested about thirty times for participating in civil rights activities, he continued to fight against the racial injustice and persisted on spreading his message of equality. In addition, Dr. King was a great speaker. He made many speeches, but he is most noted for his most eloquent speech which is called “I Have a Dream.” In this speech, he spoke with a strong and clear voice to a very large crowd in Washington. Whether he made a speech to a large crowd of people or in his church, he spoke with a captivating voice. Because of his words and messages of social equality and nonviolence, charismatic speeches, and endurance through hardships, Dr. King brought such noteworthy significant changes to U.S. history that his birthday, January 15th, was made a holiday in remembrance of him and his charismatic leadership.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

How to introduce myself...

HELLO WORLD!! :) This is my very FIRST blog here on blogger, & I was thinking about how I should start it. So I figured that I’d write a little bit about myself. :)

My name is Emily Wu, a Taiwanese American 28 year old (soon to be 29) who truly ENJOYS learning about the world!! :) Life has taken me through many circumstances which have led me to become an optimistic and passionate individual. Through the many years trying to figure out what my life purpose was, I always knew my goal in life was to somehow help people for the sake and betterment of society. I wanted to be an inspirational leader and role model in my community, but I often did not know what type of role that would specifically be. However, through time and patience, I am VERY happy to say that I've finally found my passion and calling in life. :D I will be aspiring towards becoming a motivational speaker & then the next Asian American Oprah Winfrey. Though this dream may seem far-fetched, I have the confidence that it will happen sooner or later because I KNOW I have the potential to fill these shoes & I am DETERMINED to see this through!! :D Life is GOOD!! :)