Thuỳ Dương’s family lived in Tien Giang, My Tho, in the Binh Duc area before immigrating to the United States. She works at a milk tea shop. In this interview, Thuỳ describes her family’s departure from Vietnam and shares some of her first impressions of Portland. She describes how it was a sad choice to leave, but that it was in pursuit of a better future. She compares life in Vietnam and Portland and reflects on the struggle of learning English and translating documents for her family. Thuỳ describes her experiences adjusting to life in the United States and compares the Vietnamese and American school systems. She concludes the interview with a discussion of holidays that are important to her family, including Lunar New Year and Buddha’s Birthday.