Thoughts of an immigrant
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febrero 25, 2010 a las 5:38 pm #263852
Thoughts of an immigrant
There are a lot of points to be strengthened. I will need patience and wising to face the obstacles in this long way called life.
Sometimes my reactions to particular situations are not the most appropriate and so I feel that I leave my self down when I can not react properly.
But I do feel that I am still new in this new wild destination and I need to continue learning about this culture, costumes and language.
I experience a shocking feeling today when a work’s colleague confronted me. None words came out my mouth. I was doubtful in each word and my determination was questionable. I could not answer accordingly her questions and my mind was completely white.
I then breathed and thought about this incident and so I sent an email to her and her supervisor clarifying what happened. In addition, I clearly pointed out what is needed to do should we encounter a similar case.
Even though, I sent this email, I consider that I was a fool and I could have done more than babbling.
If I experience something alike this event, I need to calm down, breath, listen and give short replies. For instance:” I did not tell you this. You misunderstood. I told to contact this person. Did you do what I told you?. Look, I am in the middle of something, can we discuss this matter later?”. In this way, I will overcome this obstacle of confrontation and be given correct and accurate English answers.
Regardless what happen today, I know for sure that tomorrow will be a wonderful date!!!febrero 28, 2010 a las 6:33 pm #263853
Many thanks for sharing with us this interesting episode of your new and challenging life. (As you said it is wild too jajajaja)
I really sorry you had to go through this kind of situation.
I am sure this has happened to everybody at least once in life.
Based on your writing and assuming that you are currently working in an Australian company, I would not have any doubt in saying that you had the english level and enough determination to give this person a better answer in this situation, but as you said it could not come out.
You are not a fool, you are just a new immigrant with a lot of things to do and think. We really do not take enough time to consider particular situations which might affect ourselves in different ways.
I am sure you will be fine, just think about what happened and learn from it; and then as the American say "Just let it go, it does worth anything else".febrero 28, 2010 a las 6:44 pm #263854
Thanks January8 for your encouraging words.
I will be ready and determinant to do the best everyday in whichever situation.
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