I was born in Vietnam, a country whose over ninety five percent of its citizen follow Buddhism. My parents are Buddhist and therefore I was raised with the Buddhist perspective.

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I’ve always been living with the core principle of Buddhism and I’m proud of it because not only does it show me how to have a life that can make an impact on others but also give my existence in this world meaningful. I believe each of us was is born with a destiny, which is like a book that has every detail of my life since the day I was given birth until the day I die and nothing or no one can change it. Each of them is unique so nobody has the same “book” as anybody else. Everyday, a page is turned in the book and everything happens exactly as “written” in the book.

When a leaf falls down from a tree, when the waves flood the shore, everything has already been decided. Secondly, I also believe that there’s no life after death. We are born, live and die. But there’re chances for people who live a good life, their soul will be reincarnated and will be given birth again. If I only have one chance to live, I want to make my life as memorable, as helpful to others as possible. I give the best of me in whatever I do; I can go an extra mile in order to achieve my goal.

Finally, family always comes first. They are the most important people to me. My parents gave birth to me; they take care of me, educate me to become a better person. Never in their lives have they hesitated to offer me the best no matter how hard they may have to work. I love, respect and also owe them my whole life. I came to the U.S with the desire of gaining new knowledge in an American school. I started a whole new life in a Christian school without knowing anything about Christianity.

I’ve been taught a lot about the God and his omnipotence. I’ve learned the Christian worldview is different from the Buddhist’s in many ways, but I reckon my belief shares a lot of similarities. I’m not yet a Christian but I’ve been learning about it. I’m still going to Salem Academy Christian School, and keeping the routine of going to church, Sunday school, small group. I know that God’s out there but not yet believe in everything I’ve been taught. I hope my faith will grow and one day it will be enough that I will accept Christ as my personal savior.