The Memories Of Primary School And Secondary School

2178 Words Oct 20th, 2016 9 Pages
As a senior student at the California State University, Sacramento, the memories of primary school and secondary school is much so like a distant, unfamiliar land that one only passes through when driving across other states. Who would ever predict that one day, I would have to recall my educational journey from Kindergarten to twelve grade, and reflect about the many things which shaped me to who I am today. I was born in a refugee camp in Thailand during October 1, 1993. Unfortunately, I do not have any knowledge regarding my lived life there because I was less than three years old when my parents immigrated to the United States of America. I can remember some of the lived childhood moments while residing in the United States. However, I was unaware that my race, gender, and class would be impactful in shaping my experience from Kindergarten to twelve grade. First, I am the oldest son and the middle child to a Hmong family of seven including my parents. My mother gave birth to my two older sisters in Thailand, and gave birth to my youngest brother and youngest sister in the United States. My parents lived in Laos during the Vietnam War when the United States fought against communism in the Indochina countries of Laos and Vietnam. The fall of Saigon in 1975 marked the day when the Hmong people could no longer safely lived in the communist countries and sought refugees in Thailand.
“The U.S. government had not foreseen that refugees would flood Thailand seeking asylum.…
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