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He said that this really is the land of opportunity, but most Americans just don’t see it because they’re simply too used to it. They don’t appreciate it and they don’t take advantage of it as much as people who move here from other countries do.

机遇之地。

Then he introduced himself. “My name is Laronn James.”
“Excuse me? YOU are Lebron James!?” I almost shitted myself.
“No, it’s LaRONN James.”

Porn star 买了他的音乐。哈哈哈哈。

it was a cry for help to stand out in a school with twenty thousand students. I felt like my identity was being judged based on the other Asians around me instead of my own personality, my inside voice screamed, I listen to Jay-Z, motherfuckers! In high school, I didn’t want to be perceived as the weird foreign kid; in college, I didn’t want to be perceived as the same as everyone else. I had a new identity crisis. One way to not be another Asian is to smoke so much weed that you transcend into being a stoner.

他的大学经历是最让我奇怪的。他拒绝他看上去的身份:一个亚洲人。

I just took the comment and silently walked out. I was still nothing more than an immigrant who could be deported at any time.

从墨西哥返回美国,边境线上因为不小心说自己是美国公民而被投入“小黑屋”。最后一个亚裔的边境巡逻官警告他“不要再犯同样的错误,否则会被遣返回你来的地方”。他非常受伤。我能理解他。他在美国长大,虽然拿绿卡,但他视自己为美国人。

People always tell you, “Never give up. Don’t be a quitter.” Those people have never gotten choked by a Brazilian jujitsu black belt.

人们说“不要放弃”, 那是因为他们没被巴西柔术黑带锁过喉。

The speaker agency is a side thing I started. You can make money doing stand-up, but you can make a lot of money being a public speaker. We should all do both. Comedians don’t think about that. We are already great public speakers.

这个视角很厉害,所以这个人做公众演讲人的经纪人成了有钱有势的人。

Combining the microphone skills I learned from being a comedian and my salesmanship from being a used car salesman, I became an incredible lap dance salesman.

哈哈哈哈哈哈。

I mean, when was the last time you saw an Asian murderer on America’s Most Wanted?

亚洲杀手。

“Nobody cares about me here.”

从这本书才知道波士顿马拉松爆炸案里的一个中国移民扮演的角色。

The United States is the only country where the pursuit of happiness is the right of its citizens.

最后他和自己的身份做了和解。

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