Like my father always says,
“No one sees how helpful
You are, but believe that
God is always looking.”
I always wondered why my
Dad taught people, even
Though no one hired him to do it.
He would always say,
“I’m happy to do it, and
I love to help our people have better life.”
He became a teacher, and shortly
after married my mother and got to teach in Lao.
After the Vietnam War happened,
Hmong people could not live in Lao,
so many families moved to different
places all over the world, and my
family moved to Thailand.
life was not
easy as you can think.
Day after day,
my dad heard that these
Thais people had just built
a school for Hmong people,
so my father went to apply there,
but they eat one’s heart out,
so he made our house into a little school,
free to the public.
This caused my father to buy
some tables and a lot of chairs.
Every morning we needed to get
everything ready for people to come in,
every night we replaced the chairs
and tables with our beds.
Why was my father’s
heart in the right place?
On the other hand,
my mother is woman
of seven kids during that time.
She was industrious
on the Hmong knitting
and sends to my grandma
in U.S.A. to sell the knitting.
Our grandma would send the
money back as soon as she
sold all the items.
Waiting for the feedback
is very difficult because
we do not know what happened to it.
She would take care of the store;
give everyone what to do like
my two big sisters had to baby sitter
my siblings and me. I was the fourth child.
Everyone in family had
a job they had to get done.
Nine years have pass by so fast just like
a strong wind blow to me as one time
then it has leave since I came to the U.S.A..
Every time, I close my
eyes the image in my memory
reminds me about all the hard work
my grandparents and my parents
This image was always telling
me that my family came to U.S.A.
for knowledge, freedom, and cooperative.
Why this image
does was never leave?
It this keep coming
until I reach my goal,
I knew this goal so
far away from me;
I was just like little bird
does not where to fly,
but I will not give up no
matter what is take me to get
When I was young,
I used to see people pass away,
so I decided I wanted
to do something about
the shortage of medical
in Thailand we live
in the mountain side
and the hospital
was far away from
our home. I was so worried that
one day more of the people I
knew would pass away,
and then the tears
of me and my people
in our village would never stop.
My father tried his
best to bring my family
to the U.S.A.. so someone in
my family could become a doctor.
I promised that myself that one day
I would become a doctor to help
people in sickness to become healthy.
Other side, I fearfulness of myself,
other, anything stop me from this goal.
I fear of myself because
I not smart to go that far,
nervousness other going to say,
“A person like me will never
be a doctor, will never to college,
and will never have better life.”
No one going to stop
me from this goal because
I want the image in
my mind to change and
me will be the one to tell that image
that, “I did it and changed it.”
I learn from his was that:
happy to teach without
been hire, also believe of the
good manner will lead us to
a happiness life, ever thought
no seem but “God was always looking.”
Let I be honest.
I was the opposite of my father.
To me, I do not believe such
as “God or go around and come around,
Drama life and the world of colorful.”
Time was the only things that prove it.
I never know that myself to change.
When I realized that was
I can feel the sandiness,
happiness, and loveliness
touch my heart from
other people to my father.
That makes me wanted to look
foreword to be like him.
“At UCLA I would hope
to study Medical by
the majoring in Doctor so that
I could explore
my interest in help people
and possibly those days
pursue a career as Doctor.
I believe that UCLA is the ideal place
for me to Medical
because this college
was the only offer my majors.”
Also, I’d work park-time because
I knew that got to pay a lot money,
pay bill, and learning about How to live my own.