Birth Place: Twin Cities, MN
Current Residence: Twin Cities, MN
We’ve been in hiatus for the latter part of the 2009 year to start the new 2010 with a big bang, so here we introduce to you all our newest Hmoodle Girl, Kabor Xiong. She’s a triple threat: gorgeous with a quick-wit sense of humor, and intelligent beyond as she’s schooling her way to become a somebody in the future.
Invigorated with full of energy and without further ado, here’s her two cents—you know what I mean!
Jerry: First and foremost, give our viewers a quick bio about you?
Kabor: I am a 22 year old half Asian, half amazing born and raised Minnesotan! I am a sociology/anthropology major with a biology minor at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. I come from a BIG family and I love it! I wouldn’t be where I am today without them all. They each contributed to what I am and who I am as a person. I have a lot of love for people and art. I’m a big hearted person and I try to help as often as possible when I can.
I find myself to be a quiet person but many people enjoy my company. I can be very talkative when I want to, but for the most part I’m a quiet person. Actually I think I inherited it from my dad, he’s also a quiet person. But this quote speaks for me, “Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom” (unknown).
But one thing you must know is that you will always find a smile on my face. I love to joke or clown around and it’s a part of my nature. I’m a very easy going person, and I enjoy the simple things in life!
Jerry: How did you hear about Hmoodle.com?
Kabor: I first heard about Hmoodle.com from friends.
Jerry: As a child growing up, everyone has pondered one way or another about being someone, or having this ideal assertion of what profession they’d like to pursue. What was yours?
Kabor: I wanted to be many things when I was young. I wanted to be a teacher, nurse, architect, fashion designer, and doctor. It changed so often because it resembled the phases of my growing up life.
Jerry: Pho or Curry Noodle Soup? Why?
Kabor: Pho of course!! Who doesn’t love pho? I can’t explain why, it’s just pho.
Jerry: What would you define as the perfect scenario on a first date?
Kabor: A perfect scenario for a first date? Hmm…I think almost every first date could be perfect because you have to go with no real expectations, that way you can be more open to new things. Every date is different, as long as you are enjoying the company and the person you’re with, it would be perfect. I’m a simple girl; it doesn’t take a lot to make me happy!
Jerry: What’s your New Year’s resolution this year?
Kabor: I don’t have any New Year’s resolution. I usually don’t because most of the time I never follow through. So, instead, I do short term goals as they pop up.
Jerry: If you can rewrite history, would you rather have rewritten history without the Hmongs helping the United States in the Vietnam War, or would you just leave it alone and let history take it’s course?
Kabor: I wouldn’t rewrite history, but I would definitely add to it. The importance of the Hmong helping the United States in the Vietnam War signified our presence and dignity in history all over, not that we, as Hmong people, don’t have our own history but that we contributed in the Vietnam War and made a difference along with many others. With that said, I would want to emphasize more on the help that the Hmong people contributed to the US, therefore we should be recognized and appreciated for all that we’ve done.
Jerry: If you can change one thing with the Hmong marriage ceremony, what would it be and why?
Kabor: I wouldn’t change anything about the Hmong marriage ceremony because it defines who we are as Hmong people. It sets us apart from other cultures and it gives us our name. We just have to embrace what we have left of our culture as it is slowly changing right in front of our eyes by the minute.
Jerry: I want to thank you for your time in partaking in this interview, but just wondering if you have any last parting thoughts for our viewers?
Kabor: I would also like to thank Hmoodle for this opportunity.
Lastly, I’d like to say that sometimes you just have to take those chances that you are unsure of because they are not always waiting for you. And most of the times, those moments that you are most afraid of, are your best memories. So indeed, do proceed to dream and dream big because in a matter of time it’ll all fall right into your laps.
Thanks Kabor! To become a sociologist or anthropologist means big things for us. It would probably mean an end thesis about how the Hmongs’ have slowly assimilated into a melting pot of the American Culture that has accepted so many others. Or maybe, an end thesis about understanding clashes between the two cultures that have hindered the understanding of one another. We will never know, as this future sociologist or anthropologist may indeed become a benefactor to our people, so dream on and dream big!
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