I was fifteen when it all began; the laughing, taunting, teasing, the confusion. It wasn’t always like this. I used to be happy.
My father, Daniel Wong, got promoted as the director of Lee Law Firm in America. We were all thrilled, my mother Liza, had desperately wanted to move to this so-called Land of Opportunities.
“This would give you and your brother a better future,” she exclaimed as she packed her newly bought UCLA sweatshirt. We lived in Tuvas, Xinjiang, China. It’s a small town where everyone knew each other.
“But I don’t want to move! I like my life here!” My brother, Luke Wong, complained. My brother is a total extrovert. He’s loud, lively, and seems to get along with everyone around him. He’s the complete opposite of me.
“Stop whining and accept it like your sister. Blair! Come down and help me pack!” my mother yelled. The car ride to the airport was short and we began our journey to America.
End of Flashback
“Blair Jiang Wong! Come to the kitchen! We need to talk,” Luke yelled from downstairs.
“What?!” I groaned slightly agitated at my brother’s use of my full name.
“Why didn’t you tell me?!”
“Tell you what?”
“That you’re being bullied!” He shouted as his fist hit the kitchen counter.
“How did you find out?” My voice quivered as I spoke. “Please don’t tell mom and dad,” I pleaded. “I don’t want them to find out!”
“Your sister has encountered numerous accounts of bullying. She has received threats by the majority of the students in her grade,” Principal Smith announced. “We called you here to discuss where Blaire would like to go from here.”
“What are you talking about? Blair hasn’t mentioned anything about her being bullied.”
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... would be disgraced for future generations we would become the laughing stock of Tuvas. The so-called “blessed” family degraded in America. The story of how the Wong clan lost their honor.
My brother froze as my pleas were heard. His expression had changed as I spoke. “You’re right, but we have to do something about it. We will make sure no one back home finds out and have you transfer to a different school. But you will have to give me a list of all the people that have tormented you. We will sue them for various accounts of assault.” My brother was right. I had to put a stop to this, but we had to do it so no one else will find out. I just had to keep waiting for tomorrow. The day all of my bullying would stop. No more teasing, pushing, laughing. No more embarrassing moments. My mother was wrong. The so-called Land of Opportunities caused me more pain than joy.
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