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Someone I admire

My cousin Laura

Someone I admire is my cousin Laura. She’s five years older than me, so she’s 19 now and she lives in Bristol. She’s very friendly and confident and she’s got long, wavy, brown hair and greeny-brown eyes. She’s medium height, slim and very fit because she’s a dancer.

She’s been dancing since she was six years old and trains every day at her dance school. She wants to be a professional dancer, but it’s a very difficult profession because it’s so competitive. She often dances in shows and I’ve been to watch her several times. Her favourite type of dance is modern, which is sometimes a bit strange, but I love watching her dance.

Laura is very busy because she also studies photography at university. She’s a really good photographer and has taken lots of amazing photos of me and my family. Her photos have won a few prizes and last year one of her photos was in an exhibition at an art gallery in London.

Laura doesn’t have a lot of free time and she’s also trying to learn German because she wants to go to Germany next year to do a photography course. I think Laura is very hard-working and she deserves to become a professional dancer one day.

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lancer 6 December, 2019 - 22:05

Someone I admire

I admire him.
He is a chief executive office of a company. He is a man of enthusiasm.
He've been working on business for ten years. He always go forward for success against all obstacles.
People call him a tank. Eventhough it is hard job, he works harder than others. He has won a few prizes for his brilliant work. So he deserves to be a successful man.

Also it is not that I admire him of being only CEO.
He takes very warm care of his company employees. Once a employee gets sick, he takes him to the hospital. It's impossible to tell about him totally here.
Really he has been successful in his career.

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Thu 12 July, 2019 - 08:09

The one I admire is my friend, Nghi, she's my classmate, although not class rep but she's the smartest in class. She's slim, pretty, funny, tall, smart, and no one hate her, and I feel lucky to have she's my BF, I have the best friends group. Our group has 4 people, we often buy drinks and cake mix, sit on benches and talk about someones or somethings. When it is about to end the school year, teachers agree for we can sit together, even eating and talking. That was the best moment I ever had, I wish we can keep this moment until the end of school age.

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TRex 7 June, 2019 - 10:06

Hello, I'm TRex from HK. I want to tell you guys about a person that I admire. She is my one of my best friends, her name is Yuki. I met her at my secondary school since I was in Form 1, when I was 12. We started to be best friends or sisters last year. At first, she often talked to me a lot but I just thought that she was kidding me.
My mind changed since I committed crime at school. My dad and my school's social worker sent me to hospital after a few days from that. I felt lonely that I have no friends and smartphones in the ward. I dialed Yuki's phone number and sent messages to her smartphone through my ordinary phone. Although she had said that she was busy, she comforted me through returning messages to me. And she had called me on her phone in order to chat with me. Kendall was also talking on Yuki's phone, Yuki cried for missing me too much, and I had changed my mind for this.
Now my sisters are still caring about me and supporting me. If they are not studying in the same school with me, I think that I would never be confident and hopeful.
Yuki is a cheerful and kind girl. Although she is a little bit naughty, I still admire her a lot.

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Mihael 29 January, 2019 - 14:21

Someone I admire is my mom. She's very loveble person and a very patient mom in the world hehe. I like cuisine because it's originally made by her, have a strong seasoning, and of course it's very delicious.

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Studentlama 28 June, 2019 - 20:34

Someone I admire is my teacher. She is very kind and generous. She always build up my confidence by saying nice things about me and always compliments me . I am really grateful for having a teacher like her. She is very patient and knows when to be strict. I really like these kind of teachers because they know when to be strict but in a kind way. I hope I would meet these kind of teachers in the future.

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Youjiro 19 January, 2019 - 12:04

Someone I admire is my grandmother. She is hard-worker and patient.She gives me a lot of knowledge of study.I love foreign couture .

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Chuntouxulaoban 7 October, 2018 - 16:19

My grandmother

My grandmother is a love life person. She was a mathematics teacher in middle school so she is very smart. For example, My scores of mathematics is always terrible since middle school. I felt so sad about that so I ask my grandmother for help to teach me mathematics. We were really work hard for a summer holiday. She taught me a lot every day and gave quiz to assess my ability. After that summer, my mathematics had improved a lot. I think she is a very smart teacher because she knows how to adjust her teaching in order to fit every students.

Also, she is studying piano in senior university these days. She is a hard-working students, because she practices half an hour a day. For instance, she ask me to teach piano. I thought she just study it for fun, but I'm wrong, she treats it so serious. She will ask a lot during my teaching, and then she will recite each notes location after class. Even though her hands are sort of stiff, she is still trying to do her best. I'm so proud of her.

Last but not least, she is a very optimistic person. I think this is very important for family education.It seems I have nerve see my grandmother feels sad. In my memories, she is always happy and kind. She is singing a lot, especially when I was a kid. In my opinion, my grandmother leads me became loving music.
All in all, she has many excellent qualities that worth to learn. She is the person I admire.

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CZKileaN 25 May, 2018 - 09:10

Someone I adrime is my best friend, Chahrazad. She's a girl and she's 16 years old, i'm older than her with 3months.
She's so friendly, funny, creative, and most important thing is loyality. litteraly i thank god that i have an amazing person in my life
i knew her when i was in Morocco, she's Moroccan , me either
Since i moved to live in Belgium, all my friends forgot me and i realized they were Fake friends, but she ... she never disappointed me, she always text me , every single day
today is my birthday. nobody cared. only her, she gave me a thing that really made me happy, she brought a necklace and sent it to me , over 5000 km
I really love her and i can't imagine myself without her.
in next 2 months, i'm going to visite Morocco once again, she said that she won't go to her competition, and she will visite me. Would anyone do this?
but I promised her that i will go and support her in her competition
she was really happy
i'm so happy i know this person.

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Martina03 3 February, 2018 - 11:33

Someone I admire is my best friend. His name is Andrea , he is 14, he has blond short hair and he has light blue eyes, he is tall and he has a little tanned complexion. I admire him because he has a beautiful personality. He always make me laugh and he helps me when I'm sad. He is the strongest boy that I know. I want to become strong like him. I'm a lucky girl to know him.
(sorry if there are some errors in it).

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Elsa007 25 April, 2018 - 00:54

Wow.... I’m not sure if it’s an error, but “He is the strangest boy I ever know” would be correct...?!

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PeanutPie 14 January, 2018 - 02:31

Someone I admire is my grandma Helena.
She’s 76 years old and is a retired teacher, she is short and average build and she lives in Brazil.
The reason that I admire her is that when she had 31 (I think that is the age...), she lost my grandpa then she created 4 children alone, in this time she was the woman responsible for the cleaning of the principal school of our city, when my mom completed 9 years old, she started to study to be a teacher and in the 80’s she graduated from the college.
She is my inspiration of a Strong woman. One day I’ll be strong like her.
(Sorry If have an error in the text...)

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IamYegane 12 December, 2017 - 16:15

Someone i admire is my last literature teacher. her name is Sarah. She has 31 years old. One year ago i hated literature but in the middle of Academic year I felt i'm in love with this subject and Sarah is the reason. I wasn't good in this subject,but then she helped me to learn it better and now I'm the best student in literature class :) Sarah is the reason why... She will not teach me literature for ever...but she said "If you want to make me happy, just be the best" .

Another person is my mom... I really love her and sometimes i feel i can't leave without my mom :) When i look at her beautiful face, I see past when she helped me in everything...She means everything to me.

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Elsa007 13 December, 2017 - 13:00

I'm impressed by your touching writing about "The gift".
Sarah looks great in drawing the best out of you, and your mom looks like a source of your power! How lucky you are! :))

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kaniza 8 October, 2017 - 17:55

Someone I admire is Yusra Mardini. She is a17 year old girl and she lives in Germany. She is a Syrian refugee. She has got long, wavy, brown hair and brown eyes. She is medium height and slim.
She is a swimmer and she trains in the Olympic Refugee team. She migrated to Germany because of the Syrian war. She had to escape in a boat.
Despite all the terrible things that happened to her, she is very successful. She competed in the 2016 Olympics. She dreams of winning more medals and she is focused and determined. I admire her because she is a hard worker and a nice person.

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camoi_the_cake 23 September, 2017 - 23:13

Someone I admire is my Dad, because he's always there. He's kind, and strict at the same time. He takes care of me, and is a hard worker. Lot's of people ask my dad for help because of how much he knows, and it makes me proud to be his daughter.

Just like he gives others help he helps his family out in many ways. First he pays the bills, works to feed us, and gives us life lessons that will stay with me and my sisters forever. I wan't to be someone alot like my dad since i'm not able to be exactly like anyone.

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Homin 21 September, 2017 - 11:07

someone i admire my friend Maryam.She is 28 years old and lives in Tehran.
Maryam is my best friend.she is kind,lovely,attractive girl.I always encourage she in her job.her major is architecture like as me.she does projects as well as a good architect.we also do some projects with together.
me and Maryam meet together 8 years ago,when we are 19.so i know her like as her family.my friend tries to improve her abilities in architecture and i think this is a positive option for her.

actually in our friendship,Maryam is better than me.she always helps me in my life.when i have a big problem,she makes me happy by everything.
I love Maryam and i wish the best for her.

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Jonathan - Coor... 21 September, 2017 - 14:56

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SLMT 8 June, 2017 - 04:19

The person I admire in my family is my mom.I not only love but also admire her.Our family is broken family.My parents' marriage ended in divorce when I was 12 years old.My mom has to raise my eleder sister and me alone.I've never seen my mom said she is tired to raise us throughymy life time.She raise us no one can point us as divorce children.She make sure there's no absence for us. Love,care,education,money etc... All of them are given us.We didn't have to say we need something.Even she has to work alone,she never lost a chance to care her children.She always picked up when our school finished in the evening.She also helped our school works.She never had absence of coming to our school's parents day,fathers day,mothers day and school parties.She always told bedtime fairy tale before we go to bed.She also made us attend to English class,piano class & swimming class in summer holidays.No one can't blame her and say any bad things about her.My sister finished her high school with high marks and she was accepted by Hong Kong University.Now she is attending Master there.She is eight years older than me.I hope I can be a daughter my mom can be proud.For the above reasons,my mom is my admire person.

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morfouz 30 May, 2017 - 20:46

I admire is my brother. he is very friendy and he is a great person. he is medium heigh and has got black hair.
He is a administrative.
My brother is slim because he work very hard . he is very busy because he is hard-working and I admire how successful he has been in his career.

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BRPCuzcoJaime 17 April, 2017 - 03:44

Hi, someone i admire is my grandfather José Reynaldo. why i chose to my grandfather?
Because he is serious but friendly, brave, competitive, hard-working and calm. In my opinion, the qualities that has my grandpa are teaching me to i am better person because when he was 12 years old. He had to work to help his mom. Then, He met my grandma and they together created all that today my family in general have. Finally, I miss my grandpa becuase I study in Gye.

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BRPCELORIOCARLOS1 16 April, 2017 - 17:57

Someone I admire is my father Carlos. He's very friendly and brave. He is tall and fit because he plays soccer since he was ten years old and now too. My father is a busy person but he always help me when I have a problem. He listen me and he meets me. I love to my father and some day I’ll be how he.

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Sorry420 28 March, 2017 - 08:27

Someone I admire is my friend Sarah. She is 15 years old. She lives in New York with her family. She looks like very pretty. Sarah got long height and slim fit body.

Sarah study in school year 10 . She is very busy now with her study. She want to be a Doctor in her future life .
In free time Sarah loves playing Tennis with her friends. She also love watching movie.

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Elsa007 15 March, 2017 - 07:12

In my opinion, I've never seen a perfect person. But I admire at least a positive and honest person about what they do. They don't have to think about how others feel about it. From what I feel and gather, I admire such a person anyway :)

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xoxomanalbb 13 March, 2017 - 19:02

Hi, well i'm here to express my feelings toward a special someone, and i think that my situation is a little bit pitiful, because i have never told him about my emotions in the past where he was right next to me,
he cared a lot about me, we share stories together and i felt like i was home when i was with him,
I only hope that he'll comeback, so we can be happier, because all i have with me now is painful memories .

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