Personal Statement


Thailand and U.S.A
United States

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.



In 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

have done.


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

my goal.


When I was young,

I used to see people pass away,

so I decided I wanted

to do something about

the shortage of medical

attention because

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.”


The accomplishments,

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.

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