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In 2006 I came to the United States. To be honest, I was not expecting better education or something else. I was worried about everything about the US. After graduation of Junior high, I moved to US, and the fact that I worried about has become real. The language barrier is way higher than I expected, and new culture seems rejecting me. I felt like a failure and became depressed. Even after I graduated from the high school, I had no idea what to do or what should I be. Before that, I was just attend school and wait for the future. However, as soon as I graduated from high school, I felt that I became an adult, a grown up person who had to prepare my own future. I just realized that there is no babysitting. So I went to Orange Coast College in Santa Ana, which was the closest community college from my house. Guess what happened there. Yes, I failed. At that time, I had no real major that guided me to choose the classes. So I just picked some classes to get credits for transfer.

After the failure, I was afraid about new start, however one of my friends led me to introduce Fullerton College. My first impression of Fullerton College was that it was small. It was way smaller than I used to. But then there was a thing that hooked my interest at once, the people playing musical instruments; my friend proudly introduced me to them. When I was a child, I was so timid to learn especially the musical instrument, and it became my biggest regret in my life. The music players in Fullerton College hooked my mind at once. I thought that with those passionate music players, I could do something. When I think back that time, it does not make sense at all. I am not going to be neither a musical major nor music related major. But the hook worked fine.

Now I am taking classes in Computer Science Department in Fullerton College to transfer to a university. I am not sure where I will transfer to or what I will be. However, I am sure that I am a hornet, and I will always be: “Once a Hornet, always a Hornet.”