Like Where I Grew Up
traditional Tet festival in Vietnam to
celebrate New Year's.
Tran from Vietnam
I want to the Tet Festival. This is the Vietnamese
New Year's Festival. I had never seen a lot of
Vietnamese look like that before. Almost all the
people there were young. The men were wearing wide
pants and their hairstyles looked like Afros.
of their attitude, they didn't seem like Vietnamese
anymore. Walking near them, I heard only English
flying back and forth.
me, this was a new world, not like the atmosphere I
knew in Japan or Vietnam. It was not like any I had
seen before, and frankly, I didn't like it. I just
think that Vietnamese need a modest attitude
wherever they are. I have lived in Japan, so maybe
that is why I make a judgment like that.
don't know when I will grow accustomed to living
here. I'm very worried about that. I've been uneasy
every night. I think if I want to enjoy my life
here, so I need to accept them.
was a new world, not like the atmosphere I
knew in Japan or Vietnam.
I can't, I will feel lonely all the time. I hope
this sadness and anxiety about the new environment
will be a benefit for my life in the future.
think of our livesif we don't have some hard
times, we won't grow into real men and won't be
able to feel other people's pains. Tonight, I
cried; last night I cried, too. But from this
moment on, I promise not to cry anymore.
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