American Dream

Yesterday was my mom’s 16 year anniversary of moving to the United State. She is getting closer to her American dream.

I happened to see a Chinese comedian joking online that “There are two people in the United States, immigrants and anti-immigrants”. I found it so funny and yet ironic.

I can somehow understand why some Americans do not welcome immigrants. I used to live in Shanghai, the economic capital of China, where millions of people from other cities and town would love to work and stay. As a local resident there, I appreciated their works and efforts to develop the city. However, when out-comers get more and more, we start to worry about local residents’ benefits. We welcome out-comers for their hard works and diverse cultures, but not on the cause of sacrifice of local residents’ education and career opportunities. So we cannot simply see those who doesn’t support immigration as anti-immigrants, they just want to protect their own rights and benefits.

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

過去的一年, 可以用兩句話來總結:

從被迫失業, 到回歸學校, 從重拾工作崗位, 再到拿到工作簽證, 維持著一份不熱愛但也拋不下的工作.

從年初相識, 到相知相惜, 從不經意的暢聊, 到分擔彼此的心事, 堅持著一份坎坷卻不曾想放棄的感情.

現在想來, 這一年雖然不乏糾結, 壓力和痛苦, 卻也同時收穫了穩定的工作和來之不易的感情. 這看似平淡卻也驚心動魄的2015年總算是畫上了個句號.

新年的第一天, 本來想寫下宏大的New Year’s Resolution, 但回想一下前幾年寫的也未曾完成, 還是從簡單的習慣開始改變吧.

希望新的一年裡, 愛我的人和我愛的人都可以健健康康, 開開心心. 各種事情都有圓滿的結果.