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  • SubGenre:Military
  • Language:English
  • Pages:160
  • eBook ISBN:9781667861142
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667861135


"Beautiful Country" Through the Eyes of Immigrant One

by Law Chow

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My family history has its roots in Hawaii and China. My mother was from a diary farm, the youngest girl of 9 children. When grandmother wanted to take the 4 younger girls back to China "in order to find prosperous and respectable Chinese husbands," the girls did not want to go. True to the Hollywood version of Chinese culture, grandma threatened to commit suicide by jumping into the sea. Fast forward to the early 1900's, my mother found a well-to-do gentleman in China, my father. She and my aunt had a double-ring wedding ceremony, (or so I heard.)
America has changed in the decades I had grown accustomed to her. Back in the 60's you would find etiquette questions to Ann Landers "How do I refuse a cigarette if my friend offers me one?" Now you may not even smoke, unless you are outside, and 100 ft away from the entrance. Every 25 years we have a new generation. When feminism was a movement, now it's a status quo. It's known a "Common Enemy" unites us together. Pearl Harbor, 9/11, Covid, Ukrain, Trump II, .... you name it. In the peace time and with a growing economy, it becomes a luxury to find and voice areas of dissent. This is not a bad thing as we can afford to look down from an ivory tower, (while the rest of the third-world countries are still battling hunger, disease, and war.) So I say, we disagree because we have found contentment in the basic necessity of life, in the hierarchy of human needs. Is it a bad thing? I have full of it in this book. Your dissent means you are participating with my thinking, using the gifts of what we are endowed with. The worse scenario is, I am ignored, or you don't read what I need to say. If I should excite you, or even anger you, it is a compliment. We are all in this world (country) together.
About the author
Our Author was a war refugee from China, and immigrant from British Hong Kong. Through struggles with language, food and culture shock, he did succeed in obtaining a BSEE, spanning two careers in aviation, communications and transportation. There are many Cold War stories to tell. Post graduate studies were at USC and Institute of Technology, Dayton Ohio. A numbers of national awards were won. Pursuit of the American dream included side adventures in real estate, study of various franchise opportunities, classic autos and collectible investments. Author is active in community affairs. He has been known to be a public speaker advocating various chartable causes. He has been outspoken in political, religious and philosophic affairs. His experience is rich and diverse, with story telling for the last six decades after he calls America home. After losing his wife recently, he is confronted by his mortality, He hopes his first book would capture the essence of his life, "to have a conversation with his grandchildren" in the years to come.
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