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   Chapter 3: God sent me to the Big Apple...

As the plane landed in JFK, I started a new life in a new country. My auntie had me live with her family, my grandma and GiGi. Shortly after I arrived NYC, life became real to me. For the first time in my life, I realize that I had to make money. I was working in various Chinese restaurants delivering food on the streets of Manhattan. During the course of my 5-year college study, it was mainly how I paid for my living. It was a period of constant struggle for survival, and it was probably the toughest time in my life: 1990-1995.

But life was still fun. I made a lot of great friends over years. Spending time with them energizes my life.

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Chapter 4: Five years later, in the summer of 1994, I revisited my hometown Shanghai...

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