I have a mutual share of strength and also weakness in a really and rarely main subject in school, although schools only focuses on Maths and Vietnamese, and usually left the other main subject in Award-winning. That subject, is English. People in my country rarely have young talented English Expert. My country doesn’t have schools that trains student to English Genius, because through many years, Vietnam has some trouble with the other countries or maybe Vietnamese and Maths has a long history and yet tradition of students getting into Vietnamese or Maths Major, sometimes they even eliminate English from schools majors.
But for people that interact with TV, extra-hours English Schools, people from other countries, like me: it always easy when it comes to Writings and Readings in English. You see: my strength in writing English is unbelievable. I can write 100 of English topics that I like. Remember the last 3 words because it will be really important. I like to write. I write all the time, and it’s like a rampaging life with a thousand words being delivered or somehow passed by into the writings. My goal to persuade is making people care about my writings, with a way out that please everyone and actually like it. Some maybe written about policy.
Some maybe written about problems that wasn’t solve like Apathy, North Korea-USA Legal Trouble, Julian Assange… Yeah some like that. But my weakness in this is that I can’t write things that I don’t like or don’t care about. It is like a disease that nobody yet find the cure. This weakness wasn’t too bad, because either I like it or not, in time, I could write it. But it is just not as good as my likings. The writings that I finish but I don’t like was like a dirty draft.
To this day I have many dirty drafts, for example, topics like: Marry issues, Dying Man’s Last Wish thought, When You Got A 10, how does it feel ? … things like that, are actually ten ton craps. In communication, I have good ability of persuading people into activities or make interest in people’s already good hobby. My speaking is good, communicating to others, meaning or translation. Like helping old people. They found themselves in trouble talking with English. I can translate for them, with a persuasive talk and meaningful speaking when they don’t understand. Although some people didn’t really like to talk with me about problems above. It’s really awkward, because I don’t know how to stop the conversation. Really I don’t. But that’s not my weakness.
The actual weakness of mine in communication is I don’t use to the thought of presenting or in a easier way to understand: talking in front of many people. I am kinda ashamed of talking to people I don’t know, or talking things that they like, but disappointed because I didn’t bring the hit to them. I only talk if I have to. Like if I was a Economic teacher, talking in front of many people will be ok. But if I was a one hit wonder singer, presenting songs that they never heard because they only like the hit, not other songs. Like that. Because of this issue above, I communicate with personnel, not any crowd.
Speaking with more than 5 people that I don’t know, I could have a stroke for god saint. So there you have it, my strength and my weakness in Writing and Communicating English. What I learn from this is there are strength and weakness in every one, even the person that you most think that is the best: yourself. You just have to see it your own and find a way to solve it. Until know, I didn’t find mine yet. But if you believe in a shining and successful future with a near-perfect (nobody is perfect, no matter how hard they try) self, find it. You have many chance to find it, it’s just about how you take it and learn.