→Submitted to P.S Magazine of FuJen Catholic University English Department
Memories Taken in the Fog
Mt. Qixing, the highest mountain in Taipei City, stands at one thousand one hundred and twenty feet. Located in Yangmingshan National Park, Qixing Mountain is known for its fields of silvergrass. Our impression of what we know of Qixing Mountain is often derived from our textbooks, the Internet, books, and so on. Seldom have we actually seen the scenery with our own eyes. Such was also my initial impression before I went hiking up Qixing with FuJen’s Hiking Club, however all it took was a one-day trip and the descent from the peak to Menghuan Pond that changed my perspective forever more.
I finally received my grade for the journal assignment in American Literature class.
I didn’t include a works cited, as the assignment didn’t require it, but then I realized by posting on here, I suppose I must need one.
But for now, I’ll ignore it, and add a disclaimer here: I do not own the quotes used in my journal, and they belong to their respective authors and works.
I dug up an essay on extended definition that I did in sophomore year. I’ve always been confused about my roots and thus had a hard time trying to explain “no, I’m not from Singapore.” or “Yes, I used to live in the States. No, I wasn’t BORN in the States.”
This essay touched on some sticky issues, including racial discrimination. I honestly don’t know what compelled me to write about that incident, considering how my composition teacher at that time is an American…