Journey to America – My Cousin Thuong’s Perspective

On our journey to America, two cousins also came along with my family. They both were teenagers when we...

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Journey to America – My Cousin Huy’s Perspective

In addition to my siblings, two cousins came along on the journey to America. Both cousins were teenagers at...

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Journey to America – Mai Hương Experience

Mai Hương, My Oldest Sister Mai Hương meant beautiful fragrance of a yellow flowering plant called ochna or mickey-mouse...

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Journey to America – Kiều Hạnh experience

This Chapter is about my older sister, Kiều Hạnh, and her perspective. She remembers a little more than my...

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Journey to America – My Younger sisters’ Experiences

This chapter is about my two younger sisters’ perspectives. Similar to my brothers, both sisters were young. They remembered...

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Journey to America – My Brothers’ Experiences

In this chapter, I shall be sharing my brothers’ perspectives during our travel to America. Both brothers were very...

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My Journey to America – Going Back to Vietnam

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Planning a trip to Vietnam was exciting and scary at the same time. I did not know if I...

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My Journey to America – Life is a Journey not a Destination

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After three years of the cold weather in Illinois, my parents were ready for a warmer climate. It didn’t...

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My Journey to America – Illinois Family Reunion

I was here in America because of circumstance. If Vietnam was a peaceful place, the thought of leaving would...

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My Journey to America – Pulau Bi Dong, The Island of Refugees

From 1975 to about 1996, more than 500,000 boat people reportedly stayed at different refugee camps while a guess...

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