"What Means Switch" is a short tale about adjusting to American life while facing societal pressure to be popular. Mona, a Chinese girl, gets friends with Sherman, a Japanese new student. However, this friendship causes problems for both of them since most people think they should be enemies.
Switch means change one thing into another thing. In this case, it means changing an enemy relationship into a friendly one. This story was written by Anna Chen because she wanted to write a story that showed the good sides of both Chinese and Americans. She knew that most people would only see the negative aspects of these two cultures but wrote this story to show what she thought were the positive aspects too.
Mona and Sherman's situation is not that different from other new friend relationships that have happened before Afton and I got together. It isn't always easy being friends with someone else who is also your friend so you don't want to make the wrong choice here. But, even though this story is about two girls, it is still considered a boys' book because it focuses on how friendships between men and women work.
Sherman doesn't want to be friends with Mona at first because he thinks they shouldn't be friends since they are both Chinese and there is already a group of Japanese students at Aptos High School.
Switched Torn (novel)
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A person who attends a switch (as in a railroad yard) to make sure that no cars are left standing after a train has stopped there to be switched to another track is called a switchman. Switchmen play an important role in the operation of railways. They have access to the points and signals on each line they work, so they can adjust the action of these devices as required. They also have contact with passengers, so as to inform them if anything is wrong with the service. Finally, they open and close doors on vehicles to allow drivers to get aboard or depart from them.
The word switchman originally came from the men who worked at switches, but it has since become a generic term for someone who performs duties associated with railway switches.
Switchmen were often members of labor unions. Because of this, many large rail systems would not hire people without union membership. However, this rule was not always enforced, and some switchmen did not belong to a union. In fact, many non-union jobs are held by people who work for rail systems that lack their own employees (such as small regional lines), rather than by those who work for larger companies that may choose not to hire them because of this rule.
"Switch" is a strategy utilized when the opposing team overloads one side of the field with stronger players or when players fail to make headway on either side. When the keeper notices congestion on one side of the pitch, he or she will "swap" the ball to an open player on the opposing side. This allows for more balance to be maintained on the field.
The term comes from the fact that players on both sides of the field will "switch sides" of the field whenever the situation calls for it. This prevents either team from having an advantage because they are not switching positions. Also, members of each team will never be on the field at the same time unless one of them is substituted out.
In English soccer, switching is used to describe how teams even out their strength by moving some players over to one side of the field or replacing them with equivalent replacements. This makes it harder for opponents to predict what will happen on any given play and reduces the chance of being caught off guard.
Switching is often done as a response to something that the coach believes his team could use help with, such as keeping the opponent's striker quiet for a few minutes, or taking advantage of an opportunity that presents itself on one side of the field but not the other. It can also be used as a tactic in itself, when coaches believe this will benefit their team.