Calvin recounted how his immigration from Taiwan to Toronto, Canada as an 11 year old was difficult because that was the first time he had encountered people who not only did not look like him and everyone he had ever remembered seeing in Taiwan, but also who spoke a completely different language. He said he remembers going to school and feeling complete shock because the other kids and adults were making sounds with their mouths and he knew they were saying something but he completely did not understand a word of it. He also told me that his English language skills were a source of bullying for many years in elementary and middle school, which eventually got better in high school as his English improved.
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