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  • to America to do some signing contract and doing some discussing work with others in America So then when it was about three months later at night my dad came home He told us that our whole family was going to America with him I was really excited I was jumping and laughing but all along I didn t know for what The next day we went on an early flight at 6 30 am to California I didn t know how long it took but I remember coloring in a Sesame Street coloring book and sleeping By the time I woke up we arrived We arrived to California finally Then when it was about eight months later my dad went back to Hong Kong My mom brother sister and I stayed in California in a apartment near Santa Monica Beach When it was about a year my dad came back and quit his old job and found a better job Then we moved again I was tired of moving so much be we moved to San Gabriel I went to Roosevelt School since I was in kindergarten and moved when I was in second grade again Well now I

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  • hardships He missed his family but most of all he had to adjust to America s way of life and use English for practically everything When he tried to read English he had to look up every word in his Chinese English dictionary so that he would know what the word meant Also he encountered hardship when he came to America and had a very limited amount of money to start with My dad was a person who possessed self reliance and demonstrated it when he studied independently made his own money rented his own place made his own food and didn t depend on his brother He evidenced self discipline when he never joined gangs never did drugs quit smoking and worked out so that he could maintain a strong and healthy life Perseverance was apparent when he worked hard to make a successful living and never stopped learning Above all my dad demonstrated self preservation by taking part time jobs while still in school so that he could make enough money to pay for his education and buy the things he needs In my own life I see a similarity when I moved from China to Los Angles

    Original URL path: http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/language/rifka/student/familystories/melanie.html (2016-02-17)
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  • I saw that all the houses were so tiny I couldn t believe that I was in mid air I sat quickly and began to cry I asked my mom anxiously about what is happening She told me that we were going to come to America I began to cry even harder I said that I didn t want to come to America But after a short period I fell asleep When I woke up I was very excited I thought that we were back in Vietnam But when I got off I was really disappointed It wasn t the Vietnam Airport and I had no idea where we were I asked my mom where we were and she told me that we were in Thailand and we were going to stay there for one week Though I didn t like it I still didn t have a choice of my own As the days passed by I found that I really enjoyed my stay Finally the long and painful week was over We went back to the Thailand airport and this time we were going on the Thai Airline But what was the use we were going to stay in the Philippines for four months In about two hours we were in the Philippines and it was extremely hot there At last the hot and restless days passed by and in four months were back at the airport again all ready to come to America We took the Northwest Airline and there was an air conditioner so it was cool inside But we were on the plane approximately 15 hours At around 2 30 PM we were at Los Angeles California I saw my aunts and uncles at the airport but I couldn t recognize them We lived at

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  • his sister felt awkward in this new country They were unfamiliar with the places and didn t know where to go At first Alex didn t know the language here but he caught on fast He didn t adjust to the food quite well initially but now he dines in American restaurants often Alex was able to find a place to live for his sister and himself He was self

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  • like to blocks Sometimes the students clean the school My grandma went to the U S first She told to come We came to Seattle where she lived The family split One half went to live with my grandma and the other went to live with my cousin After at least two years my family moved into a house together Everybody in my family works to pay for the house

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  • the ship It wasn t as elegant as I thought it would be but it was enough to satisfy our needs A thickly carpeted area in the Main Saloon is where we slept a small galley where the dry biscuits and water was kept and on the deck was the Captain s chamber The captain was a mid sized man He always had a smile on his face where ever he went He had a good sense of humor and always made the passengers laugh and smile He was Romanian and we called him Captain Vlad My parents found a small area in the main saloon and settled down By then the ship had started up and was sailing toward the Black Sea Captain Vlad told me that we would sail into the Sea of Marmara out into the Sea of Marmara out into the Aegean Sea through the Sea of Crete and then into the Mediterranean Sea Once we are out of the Mediterranean Sea we will sail across the Atlantic Ocean and stop at Ellis Island I had no idea what Ellis Island was the Captain said it was where we go to immigrate to America legally It took about nine months to get out of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic By then I hated this ship and I wanted to get to America as quickly as I could By then the biscuits were so hard you could throw it on the ground and not even a piece would fall off We had no other choice but to eat those biscuits we soaked the biscuits in water and then when they were soft enough we ate them They were all very soggy and tasted like worms but it was the only source of food Either eat it or

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  • The Move
    the airplane I was crying like a baby because at that point I knew that I was not going to be able to see my friends and family I slept most of the way and when I woke up I looked out my window and saw that the USA looked the same as Canada except there were more trees here than where we lived There were a lot of new things to get used to We moved into a new home which was different from out other one and has some new rooms that we didn t have before We don t have a basement in our home though and I miss not having my own room My brother sister and I all went to a new school It was scary on my first day because it was a lot bigger than my old one My school day was very long compared to my other school and we never got recess time outside after lunch I had to stay at school from lunch instead of being able to walk home for lunch It took a long time to get used to my new schoool but my teachers really helped me I think the biggest change I find since moving here is the weather In Canada our summers are beautiful but not as hot and as long as here The winters I miss because Christmas is not the same without snow and ice However I do like that I can play outside with all my new friends all day long I was never able to ride my bike or rollerblade all year round in Canada like I can now My family s first year was a year of many changes On Chrisms Day we got new bikes and we were excited

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  • trusted God enough to lead him in the struggle he was bound to have My dad evidenced self discipline when he controlled his spending and our utility bills perseverance was apparent when our church was slow to grow and he continued to minister even to a small group of members Above all my father demonstrated self preservation when other ministers were against God s plans for his life and my

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