chapter  16
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English and Me: My Language Learning Journey

As far as my memory goes, the earliest scenario I can remember of English and me is a four-year-old kindergarten girl learning the alphabet by heart-she rote-memorized the order of the letters by rehearsing aloud the letters in the alphabetic order again and again. Growing up in a very poor family in the 1970s of Hong Kong, she and her three elder brothers and one elder sister didn’t have any toys. The first toy she got was a small red model car that her father gave her when she came first in her school exam.