posted on Jun, 8 2014 @ 05:58 PM
You must be right. I have a friend from Vietnam. He was one of the "boat people" who managed to escape when it was really bad for anyone of Chinese
ethnicity over there. He worked for me at a minimum wage job for several years. But he always had a second job. he would come to me to do his taxes
and one year I discovered he had saved $30,000 in this second job (also a minimum wage job). He wanted to get none family members over via the
"Orderly Departure Program," which was a way to get separated families back together again. His sister also managed to escape by hiking over a mine
field in Cambodia to a base in Thailand. (The base even had a zipcode!)
The airline tickets cost over $1000 apiece for his nine remaining family members, including his Mom and Dad. He used the $30K to get them over here.
They came with ZERO dollars, just a few art prints made out of oyster shell and black shellac. (Perhaps you've seen them) That was their only wealth.
They gave a set to me for helping them. They moved to Seattle, and all the kids took minimum wage jobs. They lived four to a room in two sets of bunk
beds per room. It took him ten years to get his family over here.
Six months later they bought a brand new house. It wasn't huge, but it sure wasn't a dump, either. It was brand new. My friend had gone through
several jobs by then and his English was very good. He began to get better jobs, but he wasn't satisfied. He had heard of this "American Dream" thing
and fool that he was, he still believed it. One thing he did, for example, is buy a Firebird TransAm. I told him that was stupid, and he finally
But he wasn't satisfied, so he bought a Pho Hoa franchise and opened his own restaurant in Olympia. He said he was tired working for someone else and
wanted to do "something for ourselves." So he employed his entire family there. Now they have three restaurants and appear to be doing quite well. He
has two kids now who, as you might expect, excel in school. I would be very surprised if they didn't get full-ride scholarships.
Of course, you can't do that in America. It's all a damn lie. Work for the minimum wage? Forget it! You'll never amount to anything, a slave for
edit on 6/8/2014 by schuyler because: typos and added some details.