Dasha Korniyenko was born in 1995 and is from the city of Donetsk in Ukraine. She graduated from school in 2011, then entered in to Donetsk National University where she was studying for one year, as well as teaching German language there. Dasha has studied English for three years. She started to develop her English skills in middle school and continued it in National University. Now, she is studying Business at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, located in the United States. This is her first time in the United States, but she has also studied in the United Kingdom by staying with a family for a number of weeks. Her sole reason for visiting Great Britain was to improve her knowledge of English before entering Widener University. However, this is not her first time using English. Her first experience was two years ago when she visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In addition to building her English skills, studying Business, and
continuing to work with the German language, she also wants to stay in the United States to build her future.
continuing to work with the German language, she also wants to stay in the United States to build her future.
Here is my portfolio. I have one favorite assignment of this portfolio is the paragraph of my favorite place in childhood. I like it most of all, I really enjoyed it because I like to remember good things from the past. Actually, I am proud of everything in this portfolio because I have never wrote an essay or paragraph. It was very difficult for me for first time but now it is more easy to write it because Professor Lake really helped me. There is one assignment that I still cannot do very well, it is the compare and contrast essay. I do not know why I cannot do it, but for this time I did the best about this essay and I hope it will become better. So, I would say that I learned a lot by writing and revising these assignments. For example, I learned how to write an essay, all structures of this essay, the order, and how to make it stronger. In conclusion, I really thank Professor Lake, she was supporting me all time, and she said that I can do it, and I did it.
Everything Begins with Love
Love is the most beautiful feeling which a person can experience. There is love for his native land, his home, for his parents, and to the world. Without love, it is difficult for people to live. Without her,they will become violent. Love makes the world better and brighter. All people on earth should love and respect each other. Love is a priceless gift. This is the only thing that we can give to each other. Love is stronger than death or fear of death. Where does love begin? In my opinion, it grows from the friendship, support, common interests, and common goals. For example, when you meet your loved one, you will feel how you suit one another, and you will do everything together. You understand each other without any words. So, in conclusion I would say that love is the most perfect feeling that we can give or receive.
Study for Our Future
Nowadays it is very important to read and write. If you cannot do it, you will not have future.There are some ways how I learned to read and write. First, when I was at school, I read a lot of books and magazines because I wanted to receive a lot of experience and knowledge. Almost, every day I received more and more new information about the word, education, and many other things. One day, when I was reading a magazine, I saw one word which attracted me. After that, my friends and I were discussing this word because we wanted to know the jargon which was used in that magazine. Next time, when I was reading another magazine, I met the same word again that I was attracted to in the past magazine. I was very proud because I already knew this word. Next, I was trying to write down some letters to make a shopping list, and copy some texts from the books. Every day I was sitting at a desk and writing something because every time I made the same mistake in one word, it was oral, but after some time I understood and I stopped making this mistake. Another way was learning all the letters and trying to write them correctly. My mom and teacher always helped me with it. I was very glad that they helped me and provided me very important information about how to read.They spent a lot of time to teach me. My teacher always corrected me, and I tried to remember each word and each letter. Also, my teacher always gave me the books which were level by level. The better I became, the higher level she gave me. It was quite difficult. Every day it got easier and easier to read and write. I started to read all that I saw such as advertisements, headings of shops, streets, and buildings. To sum up, l would like to say, I am really happy to have skills like these because after all my efforts I can read and write and build my future.
The most exciting story about people with tattoos happened with me. One day when I was sitting in Center Park, I saw a man who has tattoos from head to toe. He looked really strong and was masculine. I was very scared, and was very confused about that situation. For a moment, I thought that he was coming toward me. My heart was beating very quickly, so I thought it would jump out. I did not know what to do. I could not speak,and I was stuck in one position. Suddenly, in my head, I heard some very loud music.This music was very ugly and awful. When I turned my head to the right, I saw a lot of big men with tattoos. They looked very scary and a lot of them were bald.They were on their motorcycles with very loud music playing. Everyone in the park was very scared, including me. Someone ran away from this place, someone went to the other side of the park, women took their children away, and I could not move because this man was so close to me. I was sitting on the bench and waiting for what would happen next. After some minutes, this big man came to another man, sat on the bike and they drove away. I think that everyone in the Center Park thought that we were saved. This is a fragment of the people with tattoos to be very scary, crazy, addicts or to make crime.
Sometimes there are positive stereotypes that state tattoos are like a hobby to express your feelings or to create a memory of a very close or dead person. All people with tattoos have stereotypes, and sometimes these stereotypes are not a good influence on them and the people who surround them. A lot of people think very differently about people with tattoos. Some people approve tattoos. They think that a tattoo is a very modern and beautiful thing. You can discover the person by their tattoos because a lot of them do it to describe who they are. For me, tattoos are not bad. I think that it is not necessary to be a bad person or addict. You can be a very simple person with a tattoo. No one can judge you for what you do with your body or skin. My best friend has one. She is a very simple girl. She just loves tattoos, and she has a very beautiful peacock, which means freedom, beauty, and luxury. In future she is going to make new one tattoos. Some of her friends say that she have not to do it, but I support her. I think there is not bad thing in tattoo if you really want to do it.
There are some other stereotypes of people with tattoos. In our world society has developed certain stereotypes of tattoos. For example, it is a sign of prisoners. Prison tattoos have a particular meaning. Now always, then make a prison tattoo in virtually all interiors , and some of them may not even warn that it is a particular pattern.In prison it has a meaning, like a mark of their past and their future. There are a lot of meanings of every tattoos and I know a cupel of them.For example, first, I know meaning of a prisoner tattoo It is when someone in prison went out and has a tattoo on his knees in the form of stars. It means that this person will never stay on his knees in front of the police. It sounds very crazy, but it is true. Next one, the meaning of fish on your body. Fish, of course, it associated with the element of water. It means mobility, desire for movement, perseverance, grace and femininity. I think it is very interesting. If all people who do not know all meanings of tattoos will know it, I think they will related more positively to them.
The next stereotype is about young people. Now young people tend to " distinguish " themselves from the crowd and often use tattoos . Increasingly, however, it is just a wish, and they have to decide whether or not to implement it. Because they do not want to understand that later they can change their views, opinions , or relationships , they get a tattoo with their names , write some phrase that is applied to images, or get the meaning of which they do not know.
Next, the stereotype is that they use a lot of drugs and become criminals. They hurt some people because they want to take money, gold, or some other very expensive things. They do it because they need to buy some pill or drugs. I know one short accident about addicts. One day, three guys killed a woman. They just wanted to take gold and money. They wanted to scare her with a knife, but the woman started to shout and punched one guy. They got very angry and killed her. Then they saw a blood, they scared and escaped.Then one guy was going through, he saw the woman and made a call to ambulance.But it was too late. She was dead. After some weeks the police caught those guys who killed the woman.
Sometimes people`s thinking is negative. They think that all people with tattoos are prisoners and use a lot of drugs.Some people think that tattoos used to be associated with motorcycle gangs. On other side they think positively. The stereotypes of people who are motorcycle gangs. They are all keen on motorcycles. To make a competitions with each other on their motorcycles. Those people really easy can scary everyone that is why some people do not lake all people who is motorcycle gangs. Next, they have a lot of piercings. Make a lot of holes in their ears, eyebrows, tongues, and cheeks. Moreover, they do some crazy things like hang themselves on the hooks. It’s called body suspension . It looks very panful because there are too much blood. All their society makes a lot of noise from these bikes. They turn on the music very loud and drive in the city, or some place where it is very crowded. There are some reasons for their stereotypes. First, why they get tattoos. They want to draw attention to themselves. Many of them make a lot of tattoos because their friends have them too.They want to look very scary. Actually, for me some people do a lot of tattoos because they cannot open their soul and heart. They do it on their body to express what they are feeling. Another reason, especially for men, is they think that they look very masculine and strong with tattoos.
Fortunately, there are ways to discontinue the progression of these stereotypes.The first way, they should stop doing criminal actions and making a lot of noise with their bikes. I believe that tattoos are not so bad, and even sometimes very interesting and beautiful. In some countries,you can see a lot of women with tattoos on their hands. They do it because it means that these women are married. Sometimes, people with tattoos have problems getting good jobs because a lot of companies think that people with tattoos are not serious and dangerous. However, these people can go to work where they should wear a suit or dress and cover almost all their body. Also, they can work in a night club to be barmen or something in this direction.
Already, as I have mentioned, no one can judge you for your actions. Because when you are young, you want to try everything, especially when it comes to things your not permited to do like tattoos. Maybe ti is a mistake when you do it,or maybe not. You will understand it later. Almost everyone thinks that tattoos are negative because all tattoos came from prison. It is negative, but there are a lot of people who are not prisoners and they have tattoos. Because our generation is developing, and today we have tattoos like body art or as hobbies, not a prison mark. All people have very different views on tattoos. Sometimes it is positive, sometimes negative. Now a days our world is divided into two parts, people with tattoos who are simple or prison people, and people who are against tattoos. Very often people who are old or unfashionable are against tattoos but the young people love tattoos and continue to do it.
The Best Place in the World
When I was a little girl I always dreamt about the best place in the world, and my parents made my dream come true.One favorite place from my childhood that I remember very well is our countryside house, which my parents bought for a recreation in summer time. It is located nearby a big lake and a really deep forest. Every autumn we went there to pick up mushrooms. When I was in primary school, my family and l went to our countryside house for a long school holiday. It was a wonderful, memorable place. This house was extremely big and there was a beautiful flower garden and back yard with some kinds of fruits and vegetables. I still remember how my parents grew cucumbers, potatoes, tomatoes, apple trees, watermelons, melons, and strawberries. It was like a hobby for them. Also, this house had really big windows. The view from all of the windows was marvelous. My older sister and I were always watching the sunrise. The sun looked very different every hour and the sky was very colorful. I always wonder if I touch the sky because as the sun was rising, the light spread into a lot of different color like red, orange, and a little bit of blue. I thought that it was magic because only twice a month we could see the sky like that. Also, we used to play outdoors. We had a lot of fun, for example, we played hide-and-seek, volleyball, and we played with our dog. I would never forget the meals that my mom cooked for us. She cooked everything: vegetables, all kinds of meat, seafood, and fried potatoes with onions. My sister and I especially loved mom`s fried potatoes because she cooked it so it tasted very delicious. The enjoyable time that we passed there is unforgettable and I want to go back to my childhood. To sum up, I really miss my mom`s feasts, games with my sister, and my dog.