Reflective Essay: My Migration To The United States

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It is famous for Asian family to encourage their children to go to the United Stated to study English from early ages of their children; English ability is the necessity to survive in the competitive world. I was not involved in that fashionable wave, but the center of the reasons that I moved to the United States was also for my child, who has dual citizenship Japan and the United States, to establish his identity as a Japanese American. Of course, I couldn’t miss an opportunity to learn English in the United States, so I planned to go to school as my second purpose. Although I came to the United States as a chaperon for my child, the result that I came across a good college and considerate people in Portland stimulates my curiosity about education, I take delight in studying education at Portland community College (PCC).
The heart of my issue before I moved to the United States was where I should live. I couldn’t decide the best place to live just because of a famous city. Unlike a summer vacation, an environmental sustainability was significant for my adventure, because I would be an
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Oregon is familiar to my country, because “The Love from Oregon,” Japanese TV drama, was a smash hit. “The Love from Oregon” is a fiction that Japanese Americans grow their own food and exist on that in the wild nature and seek an uncomplicated happiness through their lives under primitive conditions. So when I heard a word Oregon, I pictured the prairie. It seemed to be too rich in nature for me to live. While I clicked several websites, I figured out that my pictures were wrong; real pictures proved that Portland was sophisticated. Downtown was urban like Manhattan, and the people are stylish. According to the website, Oregonian, Portland was named one of the safest cities in the United State, as well as one of the best place to live in regards to low home prices, outdoor recreation, and artistic opportunity. Portland seemed to be the city that I looked

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