53. Birthday Trips My siblings’ birthday trips started with my older sister’s, Namhee, 50th birthday. As her birthday approached, my brother, Daniel, and the sister, Kay, suggested we should take a family trip. Knowing my financial situation, they told me not to worry about the expenses. They paid for the whole trip. Namhee came from the east coast. We took the airplane together and went to Las Vegas. During the t..
52. Family Gathering In a capitalistic society, spending is the virtue. To Americans, New Year Day does not have any significant meaning. They celebrate it with the ball dropping in New York Times Square on New Year Eve. In February, the first Sunday is Superbowl Sunday, NFL championship game. February 14th is Valentine’s Day. Easter is in April, Mother’s Day in May, and Father’s Day in June. July 4th is the beginni..
51. No College Yet Katherine went to Van Nuys Performing Art School. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has several special programs from elementary to high school. Home school is the one close to the student’s home and the kid is automatically assigned to it. Kids can apply special programs by LAUSD regardless of their address. Except the gifted program, no exam is required either. But to go the desired ..
50. Kids’ College Scott graduated from Occidental College. Initially, he intended to go to UC, but UCLA rejected his application. A black kid whose grade was lower than Scott was accepted. In America, college does not just look at the grades or SAT scores. They look at other activities, achievement, and essay. In a way, it is rather very subjective process. They look at the ethnicity, and apply loose standards to..