By Meredith .
Grade 5, California
Country of Origin: Vietnam

When Elaine came from Saigon Vietnam, she moved into Alhambra. She was surprised to see many Asian people just like her. Elaine emigrated from Vietnam in 1992. She was also born in Vietnam. Elaine came here to join her aunts, her uncle and her father. The airplane ride took 18 hours. Elaine was in high school before she emigrated. Now she is a college student and a manicurist. She said that before she came they used to sit on the front porch and talk to the neighbors. Now she just sits and watches TV. An interesting thing about Elaine is that her heritage came from China. Her grandmother emigrated from there to Vietnam.

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