On one hand, I am sad that I was the only Cambodian ever to have attended Kokomo High School. Suddenly, I felt lonely and wondering how could this be? I was also nervous that I don’t have anyone that could relate to me and I would not have anyone to speak with in my own native tongue. I don’t want people to be confused, but I do miss talking in my native tongue.
On the other hand, I felt kind of special. I felt kind of unique that I was the only Cambodian ever to have attended Kokomo High School. I was able to tell people where I am from without worrying about if they heard something different from someone else. I get to be the first person to tell them all about Cambodia. I feel really good.
So overall, even though I am the only Cambodian student ever to have attended Kokomo High School, I am glad I am here. Now, I am being put in a situation where I adapt and learn quickly. I will now have to make new friends and be more independent. I am improving my English faster than ever, especially both listening and speaking. I will take advantage of this opportunity as much as I can. Remember life is what you make of it!