“She was the first member of her family to go to college and then on to a graduate school. We talk now about how there’s not enough women in computer science. I can only imagine then. She was probably like the only woman and the only Chinese woman. She taught herself English. I ran across her Chinese-to-English dictionary, where she had painstakingly gone and circled and underlined in red pen.”
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The weird thing that happens is, horses will tell you whom they like and whom they don’t, and they’re very, very obvious about it most of the time. It’s their body language. My friend was like, ‘How do you know?’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t know. I just know.’
It’s difficult in my community, because we don’t all think the same way. There are some people that just think about their own welfare, and they don’t think about the welfare of everybody else or of the majority. That’s a little difficult.
Growing up, we were hungry, a lot, but we were never poor. We lived in Ngorongoro in a little mud hut, in the bush. My childhood dream was that I would be a good warrior, that I would be able to kill lions and be able to protect my community.
Before I drove a rickshaw, I used to work in a factory for six years that was a [textile] washing plant, producing dyes and garments. I used to work in there, but the salary wasn’t sufficient enough to run my family. And now I am riding the rickshaw, and I am getting the proper amount that I need to run my family.