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A goal defines what you strive for and once you reach that goal, it defines who you are. I have many goals that I work towards, but my favorite one starts off on the other side of the world. It starts back in the early 1970’s in a country divided among itself. Vietnam is a beautiful asian country with luscious rain forests and plants and animals of every color imagined that was torn by war between the communist government in the north and the democratic government in the south. My goal beings in Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam. A little girl in a pink dress with jet black hair, pale skin, and wide dark eyes sits on the wooden floor of her house. Told to ignore the sounds of weapons in the distance, she tries to focus on her father. Hey father plays a song on the piano she’s heard many times before, it was her favorite song. He continues to play until the end of the song, and on the last note, the middle C, a tear falls out of his eye. He picks up his daughter for the last time and whispers into her ear, “I love you,” in a pure Vietnamese voice. It was time for the little girl to go to America, where she would be safe from the war, taking the next flight to California from Saigon. It was the only ticket that the father could afford, and
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