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My father has 3 sons 1 daughter. I am the biggest son and was born on 26th of August, 1988. I was born in Hong Kong so that I can be a Hong Kong resident. I studied in Hong Kong but I am different with the native Hong Kong children because I always went back to China with my parents since all my relatives are in China. However, during the 1990s, a lot of Hong Kong people still think China was terrible and dirty. They hate to go back to China and I always get laughed at by some of my classmates or friends because I am a little mainland Chinese boy. It is because of my family and realizing what mainland China could offer that I build up really strong patriotic ideas when I am in Hong Kong. So I am kind of different with the normal native Hong Kong children.

When I was 17 years old and after my open exam in Hong Kong, I chose to come to the United State to continue my studies. I finished my TOEFL exam and I get accepted at De Anza College, one of the community colleges in San Jose, California.

I was very scared at first since I have no friends and family in the United States. Luckily, I met a lot of new friends in the school and they helped me in settling down in the U.S. They drove me around and taught me how to open a bank account. They also helped me subscribe to a cell phone service, look for an apartment, buy furniture and other needed assistance to get settled properly. However, since this is the first time that I left my family and I got a lot of freedom in the U.S. because no one controls me at all, I wasted a year to play and party with my friends. After that, I knew I needed to transfer to a better school and though I started to work hard on my studies, it was already too late.

At that time, I want to transfer to USC to continue my studies; however, my GPA was only at 3.5 and it is not enough to transfer to the Marshall School of Business. So I transferred to UC Davis to continue my studies. However, this is the worst choice in my life since I wasted another year time until I found out that the program in UC Davis was not that good. I then chose to transfer to CSUN.

I work really hard when I started at CSUN and this is already my last semester in the United States. I will finish my 5-year education in the United States after this Fall semester. After that, I will return to China in January, 2011, and begin my next step in my evolving educational and personal lives. I am prepared to start my MBA program in Beijing Tsing Wa University. Concurrent with the start of my MBA program, I will join the Board of Directors of one of our family owned companies, China Digital TV Holding Co. (STV), which is a listed company in the New York Stock Exchange. STV is a technology company, which provides conditional access systems to digital television markets throughout China. My family invested in STV several years ago, and the value of this investment has grown substantially since the initial investment. As I am the first one in my family to earn a Bachelor's Degree, I am the only one who is qualified under Chinese law to join the Board of Directors of a Chinese public company.

As I reflect on my experience living on the West Coast of the United States, and particularly as a resident in the State of California, the specter of Chinese immigrant history is everywhere. The presence of my people and my culture as a salient aspect of the American experience and the expectations of Pacific Rim participation ramify with the depth of struggle waged by Chinese immigrants as laborers and as business owners (Rumbaut, 200). As friends and neighbors we comprise a significant percentage of the population in some regions of the U.S. And this is most evident in the West where our numbers sometimes reach to almost a quarter of student populations of American campuses. Our persistence as contributors to the society in this country is so pronounced, and while the Chinese Diaspora is everywhere it is said, we are most significant and perhaps most interested in proffering our public investment in a country that is still in the becoming.

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