When my family and I left Vietnam for America we were told that everyone would be a landowner, we would live like kings and could make money so easy and also everyone would live equally.
This was a wonderful dream for my family as well as for the majority of the Far East Asian families. We had to pay a big amount of money, in-order for us to step onto America’s land.
My family’s dream is to own a farm or a ranch. However America’s life at the time was a disaster as most of the people around the major cities of America were unemployed and had to leave home to travel around the country looking for jobs. Unfortunate, this great disaster applied to my family, and we were all unemployed.Order now
My family’s dream had slowly disappeared into the thin air. Because of this I had to leave my family behind and started travelling around the country looking for jobs and-to have my own dream. I started my journey with two empty hands and also have a dream of one day I could have a farm of my owned so that I could be a boss and wouldn’t have to be pushed around by other ranch owners.
However, I have worked in many places around the country but none of them jobs are permanent. I have travelled alone to different places to look for jobs, as I haven’t got any friends or family to travel with. Sometimes this loneliness of mine has cause me to be so dam depressed, and wish that I had never come to America.
I have managed to find myself a permanent job working for the private ranch owner in the farm in California. Although working in the farm under the bight sunshine is far too hard working and tiring but I am considering myself as lucky, as there are millions of peoples are still haven’t got a job. The first day I started working in the farm it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. However, because I am the only Vietnamese working on the ranch, I have been bullied and abused for most of the time by the other American workers.
I have never been welcomed to go out with them into town on a Friday night when we all get paid. They could have let me come along into town with them but, Instead of me going with them, I have stayed in my little room in the stable, which is separated from the other workers bunkhouse.
I have never hated myself for being a Vietnamese even though I have been treated like an animal, where I have to sleep with the hoses and have no one to talk to, but instead I am proud to be a Vietnamese as because I am born to be a Vietnamese. However I hated all the other American workers who are worked at the ranch. There is one occasion where I was so lonely, I couldn’t take it anymore and all I wanted at that moment was just to talk to someone who I could share my dream with. So, on that night when I just about to entered the bunk house where I seen all the American workers were playing card and enjoying themselves and suddenly their was a deep voice shouting from across the room, saying “No Vietnamese are welcomed in here, you are not American and you are stink”. Another voice has also shouted out “Get out! you Vietnamese bastard!”
As I turned my head around to walk backed to my room I still could hear voices shouting:
“Bastard” “Get out you stinky Vietnamese”
Because I am so lonely and I haven’t got anyone to talk to and also no one to share my dream with, which I believe my dream will come true one day. So all did was doing weight training and practicing my traditional kung fu, which my old man used to teaches me when we were back in Vietnam. I have learning and practicing kung fu for all most sixteen years of my lifetime and now I have managed to master the art.
I have never used my strength and skills to hurt anybody before, as my old man told me, I only can use my skills to help unfairly treated people and only to teach to who believe in learning it.
One day I went into town on my own on the Friday afternoon just after I got paid. I have witnesses a young beautiful lady getting robed in the little dark alleyway. I wanted to ignore what was happening and pretended not to see anything, because it’s not my business but I can not hold back my kindness and soft feeling to that beautiful lady, so I slowly approached the two men were trying to take off her hand bag.
This was the first time when I actually use my kung fu skills on those two men that were trying to robed that lady. After scaring those men away form the lady, I just then walked way. As I was walking slowly away from that lady, which then I felt a firmed hand was touching my shoulder and a lovely voice whisper next to my ear saying “thank you sir, would you like to meet my father?” it was so amazing that when I turned around and it happens to be that it was the beautiful lady who I just had helped was whispering to me. Without hesitated I then went with her to meet her farther.
It was a miracle or some kind of magic that her father turned out to be a director, who is working for Hollywood. She then told her father the story that has happened early on today, so her father wanted to thank me by asking me if I wanted to be in one of his action movie, which he will be shooting in the next month. I was so happy and excited at the same time that I accidentally shouted out so loud “My dream has now come true!” he also asked me to stayed at his house if I wish to. Because I was so happy that I couldn’t even say anything else more than a word thank you.
As time goes by I have managed to become a movie star and got married to the director’s daughter and lived in a luxury life with my wife and three kids. However I have never forgotten about my family, which I then went around America looking for them during the time when I had just became famous. I have managed to rejoin with everyone in my family and now we all lived happy together with plenty of land and money just like what we always dreams of when we have decided to leave Vietnam for America.