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My name is Dan Vi Nguyen.  I originally came from Vietnam.  The land of war torn in the 60s and 70s.  I still remembered my daddy and the village of Vietnam at the time still defended for the last moment before the Fall of Saigon, Vietnam in 1975.  That day had made the history of our country's history, either one side of the people determined to win over the other. Follow the wave of people from Vietnam escaped the country to seek for freedom land and hope to build a new life on the land of the free.  My family and I were among the people who seek for freedom on the new land.

 

In 1993, my family and I settled in Oregon, United States of America.  At the time, I was just 7th grades in middle school. In my heart and mind, I only can think of one direction in life, that is, I must study hard in school.  My determination of being a good student in school. There were so much struggle that I faced like language barrier and cultural differences for me in the new life, new world.  But I made it to graduate with a recognition and certificate from middle school in 8th grade in America. Proud enough for me on the first step of entering the school academic achievement.

Entered high school with only hope and dream of education is the path to go in my life.  

I was in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the time.  I tried to study hard with all my heart and mind dedication to school.  My scored always to pass the class and at least I got B’s or A’s grade in school.

With all the support I got from family members, siblings, friends as well as school and the community.  I encouraged myself to do better in school.

By senior year in high school, I had a chance to visit Washington DC, USA whereas I met with politicians of America at the Capital of Washington DC, USA.  One of the politicians advised me and others: “Go home and serve the community.” Also, I got to see the monuments of America, and famous presidents quotes of America displaced in the capital of America.  That is when I realized the big picture of the country's vision and mission. I got inspired to write the song lyric: “All Colors With One Wish” because I noticed the American’s dream.

As I got home from the trip to Washington DC, USA, my mind still didn’t know what I want to do.  Then my best friend in high school suggested me to go to college for education. Then together we applied for college.  My friend and I got accepted into Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA. For the next six years of my life, I was on the road of pursuing education path on the land of America.

In college, I studied mathematics, science, physics, chemistry, and computer, etc.  I took general courses. But I didn’t know what I want to do with my education. But one thing kept reminding me that I must be a good student in school.  The four years in college, I decided to pursue physics as my major for graduation. With the help of professors and instructors at college, I made it to the end, that is, I graduated with Bachelor in Physics at Portland State University in 2004.  I felt so grateful and I thankful for everyone who helped me along the way to pursue my education path.

Now I want to help others to realize the education path as a journey in life to experience what out there that offer in life.

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All Colors With One Wish

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Song Title:  All Colors With One Wish

By:  Vi Nguyen

05/06/2019

 

I find the treasure of our Father

Who stand tall for his believe

Freedom for mankind leading the nation with no slaves

Wild rides with his ambition for the nation

 

All colors with one wish

No segregation when it comes to the colors of skin

We all the same in our heart

That we are special create under God’s image

We should respect each other once and for all

That we belong to one human race of mankind

Father once said, let freedom ring for all nation

Start with a dream where mankind is united as one

Under the protection of one nation under God

Mankind is free of his will to serve and love the Lord

Our Creator.

 

Three kings from the east

To visit the child born in Bethlehem

His skin color didn’t define

Who he really was in his time

But his treasure to find the sons of man

To come worship him.

 

Father once said let freedom ring for all nation

Start with a dream

Where mankind is united as one

Under the protection of one nation under God

Mankind is free of his will

To serve and love the Lord

Our Creator.

 

There is no boundary

For the love of mankind

From the old ages to the new ages

We are one human races

Father once said let freedom rings for all nations

Start with a dream where mankind is united as one

Under the protection of one nation under God

Mankind is freed of his will

To serve and love the Lord

Our Creator

Lord, Our Creator.

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When Eagles Fly High

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Song Title:  When Eagles Fly High

By:  Vi Nguyen

 

God bless America

Empower his will upon the nation

Sow the seed of hope

For brighter future upon homeland

of the brave.

 

When eagle flies

Strike for strength and courage

Of nation under his wings

Fly high upon the blue sky

To scan for his enemies

 

When eagles fly high

A sign nature under his force

To swing his wings

Defend the nation under God

For the brave to fly high.

 

As the will of the nation

To pray for the peace of Jerusalem

Upon the King of Peace

We the people stand by

Strengthen our courage to be unite.

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