He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

*Written on 4/23/2012*

Never had I ever imagined that Cupid would also include me into his shooting range.

Like I mentioned, I was a Tom Boy. I acted like a boy; I dressed like a boy; I treated myself like a boy, and I even look like a boy: Short bold cut, tan skin, and extremely fit. Growing up, I hung out with male friends than female friends a whole lot more often. It’s still the same way nowadays; besides, what other girls enjoy riding bikes with bunch of stray dogs and roll around in the dirt? Even with such close distance hanging out with men, I didn’t even have the slightest idea about romantically dating a man until college.

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Somewhere, Anywhere, and Nowhere

*Written on 4/16/2012*
I’m pretty sure at this point you guys know my experience with flying. If there are ranks in experience, I can say that I’m a senior flyer. My flying experience is heavy: Airlines from Delta, U.S. Air Ways, American, United, Continental, AirTran, to China Airline, All Nippon Airways, Eva, Melanesian Airline, and Korean Airline. I’ve been in 1 hour flights and 18 hour flights, small aircraft from CRJ to large Boeing 777, and all the cities I’ve been through including Tokyo, Taipei, Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, Charlotte, Louisville, Atlanta, Huston Washington D.C., New York City, Rochester, Memphis, I mean, you name it, I’ve been it!
I started my first flight when I was 3, and second flight being 8, third flight being 12, and then after 14 through 20, which I am now, I fly internationally every year. After sophomore year in college, I started travel domestically.

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My diagnosis

11700840_10101388028676329_3066355778848949771_nWhen I was born, I had no visible deficiencies or any kind of life threatening diseases. I was, for all intents and purposes, a normal kid. A few years after I was born, my mother was pregnant with fraternal twins who later became my brothers.

Shortly after their birth, one of the twins began to exhibit weird behavior and was constantly crying in pain. It turned my brother David had diabetes, type 1. If it wasn’t for the keen eye of a nurse that had seen this behavior before, we might have lost him then because neither of my parent knew anything about type 1 diabetes. A year later my other Brother Joel developed the same disease.

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I Get Knocked Down, but I Get Up Again

*Written on 4/16/2012*

This title of the blog is the name of a song, and I’m sure you guys have heard of it. And oh yes, I have been knocked down flat o the floor. It’s been a while since I posted any blogs. I had been sick for a while, and later I got into some depression.

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Naturalization (Part 2)

This initial rejection took a hard toll on my health. Because of the financial distress, I lost weight and sleep. Keep in mind that during my naturalization application process, I was still studying in a university, paying rent, and working part time. 2011 was the most stressful year yet. But hey you know what—I’m a tough guy. I recovered from being rejected by my peers, by a childhood crush, by boyfriends who cheated on me, by countless college admissions and job interviewers. All of those arduous experiences truly made me stronger.

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Naturalization (part 1)

U.S. citizen
I made my oath as a U.S. citizen.

“I wasn’t born here.”

A lot of people found that a bit surprising when I told them because they said I don’t really have an accent and I seem to be ‘cultured-up’ very well, but then I’d tell them, “it doesn’t matter where I was born, I am a U.S. citizen now just like any others.”
Even though that sounds like one easy sentence to say, it took me over 10 years to be in the position to say it.

Did you guys know- I was actually rejected the first time when I applied for U.S. citizenship in 2010?

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My Journey to the U.S.

24974_367765186532_4128975_nI absolutely embrace the American culture and the American dream, and I can tell you that my love and admiration for the country comes a very long way.

There might have been more trips between Taiwan and America that I made. I traveled so much, and I frankly lost track, but the 4 major ones are the ones I could remember, and I’d like to share them with you.
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Foxsilong Studio

10346592_522390931251099_1571247013430650689_nI want to start a business.  It’s just been something I always wanted to do since I was little. Well, I do admit, I’m not good at math or obeying rules, but I learn quick and I dream big.

Why do I want to start a business you might ask? In addition to making money and being my own boss, I like to share my artistic talents with the world.

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