being proud

I have studied English for approximately 15 years. I have painstakingly undergone 1) loads of embarrassment whenever my mother talks to me in English, 2) tons of pressure in finishing homeworks and researches that my English teachers have given me (goodness knows how I have worked on them intensively and extensively), 3) buckets of challenges in understanding English movies, television series, and songs—not that I don’t enjoy them, in fact I really do. I think it is only fair that my efforts yield good results.

I find it surprising that some have the guts to tell me that I’m too proud of my English proficiency.  Why shouldn’t I be?

Come to think of it, if I were too proud indeed, I should have gone somewhere where my blessed skills would be more appreciated…


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