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Autobiography If someone asked me who I am my answer would be, I am an Indian Muslim girl who is outgoing, witty, and fun to be around. But that is just the beginning of me, myself, and I. Lets get the boring stuff out the way so we can really get into who I am and my exciting life. My name is Shaheen Yusuf, I am 15 years old and I am a Northerner who has lived in London for the past 7 years with my family. My family roots spread far and wide: South to North in the U.K. and across the world to Gujarat which is in the western side of India. My parents married in India, then immigrated to the U.K. to join family members and hope for a better life. My first adventure took place when I first visited India which was when I was 4 years old. I went there with my family with no expectations and preconceptions. They took me there to visit my family members. It was such an excitement for me because I had heard so much about the place and the people there. I heard about how different life was there and how much different the up bringing of children was there compared to in Britain. Parents were much stricter with their children and they used to beat them for little mistakes. ...read more.


The places we went to were quite repetitive. There were a number of castles which belonged to various kings from the past. It was interesting at first but because of the repetitiveness it became quite boring. The castles were all very spacious and it was easy to get lost in them: I actually did get lost a couple of times. There was this one castle we went to which really fascinated me, it was in Udaipur and it belonged to one of the richest and most selfish king ever to rule the country. He had a bath tub that was made purely of gold and it was 5 times the size of a normal bath tub. The bath tub was round and it had steps to climb in and out of it. In those days people did not have running tap water. For days after that viewing all I could wonder was how long it must have taken his servants to pull water out of the well, heat it up and pour it in the king's humongous bath tub! The only exception was the Taj Mahal in Agra. The Taj Mahal is one of the world's greatest reminders of love. We had a tour guide with us when we visited the Taj Mahal; he told us the whole story behind why the Taj Mahal was made. The Taj Mahal was built by a King of India in remembrance of his wife, Mumtaz There was supposed to be ...read more.


It's a miracle I am still alive and I want to live life to the fullest and explore much more than I already have. I feel that knowing you might not have been alive today really helps you appreciate every moment you have to live. From seeing the things I have in my life I have decided I want to help people and make their lives better. I want to be a doctor and help as many people as I possibly can. It still hurts me today to think about the pain the man went through in Saudi when he had his hand chopped off, and the pain I must have gone through when I was stamped on by a buffalo. A lot of people have told me that they never expected me to be a doctor because I do not seem like the type of person to study as much as I would need to, but I have always objected to that because I do not think that the way a person acts determines what they want to do in life. I will try my best to achieve my goal because I feel I am privileged to get the chance. I strongly believe that everyone gets more than one chance in life and when one door closes another opens. My motto in life is "Don't cry because you have lost something; smile because you once had it". Shaheen Yusuf Personal Writing Mr Battersby 11C ...read more.

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