Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Back to Burma

I got back to Rangoon at 1:04 PM on Dec 11. It was very exciting to see my
family and very depressing to see the country and how it hasn't changed in 4
years. I have changed in the last 4 years and Burma can't keep up with the
rate I have changed. One immigration officer asked me if I brought back some
chocolate (meaning he wants some as bribery.) Feeling as if all my dreams and
hopes were flushed in the toilet, I went ahead to baggage claim and got my
luggage. Feeling like a stranger in my own land, I just watched what the
Phoenix airport service guys were doing (they were picking up my luggage which
I would normally do myself in the U.S.)



Monday, December 09, 2002

Going home

U Than Oo, Auntie Thuzar, Uncle Aung Maung and Auntie Eh took me to the
airport (LAX) I left LA at about 11:30 PM and got to Taiwan around 6:00 AM. I
waited for my plane to Yangon (Rangoon) in the lounge, thinking about Fort
Wayne, people in the U.S. and what's going to happen to me in Burma.