[本報訊]5月29日上午10點,克里夫蘭聯邦大樓會議廳隆重舉辦了亞太裔傳統文化節,(Asian American & Pacific
Island Heritage Festival)當日在Robert Edwards主席用中文,日文,菲律賓等多國問候語後,開始了慶祝活動。
finance and Accounting Service 表達崇高敬意。她在多次掌聲中結束她的精彩演講。
I was born in Shenyang, China and immigrated with my mom and dad when
I was six and a half. I grew up in Queens, New York and northeast
Ohio. After graduating from Strongsville High School, I started
attending Baldwin Wallace University (BW) and became a naturalize
citizen my freshman year of college. I graduated from BW with a B.A.
in Business and MBA with a concentration in Human Resources.
I believe embracing diversity and understanding each other's
differences is an adventurous by to live life. Every person I meet
reveals a different characteristic of God through their unique smile,
outlook, talents, gifts, strengths, passions, communication style or
sense of humor. Learning about my friends' and colleagues' backgrounds
and upbringing is very intriguing to me.
This event was an incredible opportunity for me to express my
leadership skills. Where the rubber meets the road, can I handle it?
Although it was a lot of work, stress and planning; I highly enjoyed
the days when I rose to the occasion and tackled challenges with
wisdom and courage, now in hindsight seems like an out of body
experience. I also experienced moments of perpetual frustration; it is
said "gold will come out as pure when it is tested by fire." I see my
faith and leadership with that strong analogy; tested by fire, will I
come out pure and genuine? :)
Ms. Wong had the audience laughing and thinking deep with her speech.
She talked about appreciating every job, no matter what size or shape
or degree of complexity. Every job and every person is important and
integral in an organization, in a community. Ms. Wong was blunt and
went straight to the point when she talked about not arguing with your
bosses and the quest for the American Dream. Her compassion for her
clients and her expertise in immigrant law was extremely evident as
she confidently spoke about her experiences.
My personal dream for the future is to help start and maintain a
positive community gathering place where people from all walks of life
can feel and know they are welcomed and where diversity can thrive in
I attended the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
program today in the Federal Building in Cleveland.? I appreciated
Margaret Wong's message which she delivered with great enthusiasm and
humor.? Her advice to listen to your mind, heart, and guts is so
true.? I will try to remember not to argue with my boss, to write to
my boss if I have issues and things to address, to read the Plain
Dealer and another national newspaper daily, and to journal.
The whole program was really a treat.? I especially liked the Filipino
Bamboo Dancers.? The choir was good.? And the food was fabulous.
This was the first program that I have attended that the Fed Kids were
invited to attend.? I was sitting just behind them and they really
enjoyed the dancing.? It was very generous of Margaret Wong to give
each of the Fed Kids a stuffed tiger toy.? It was too bad that she had
to leave to catch a flight and didn't get to see their faces when they
passed out the tigers.? They were thrilled.
The Asian Pacific American Heritage program made my day.? My thanks to
all those who worked to put it together.
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