I don't remember being scared, but it was challenging to learn.
The teacher would call people up who didn't get 100% and for every point away from 100, you would get a slap on the wrist with a stick.
-Sze-Er, on the Taiwanese education system
I love the closeness that you can experience from a person who is from your culture. Even if you're meeting a stranger on the street- they'll talk to you like you're their daughter.
I just remember looking into the mirror when I was a kid and thinking- "My face just looks so weird!"