Richard T. Cheng
June 4, 1934
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- I had suffered from Japanese invasion in my youthful life. Lack of food, I resorted to catch fish, snails and eels in the rice field to supplement the food at the table for me and my mom at the age of 10.
- When I arrived in Taiwan, I discovered a cave over the mountains which was discarded by the Japanese. I led a few boys to explore the cave and found large quantity of rifle ammunition. I then extracted the gun powder and show off it in a fire display that ended up with an awful explosion.
- When I first came to this country, I bought a car and took a few friends for a ride. It was a cold day and just after a rain, the road was coated with a layer of thin ice. Not knowing how to drive on an icy road I applied break that caused to car to spin. It was a frightening few moments before the car suddenly stopped just a few feet from a fall to the cliff.
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In school, Yu-Si was a slow learner, but he was very knowledgeable with current news and events and was very popular with schoolmates. He entered the high school as a seventh grader, and I was in the ninth grade. He was still an eighth grader when I was in the eleventh grade. I thought he did not study hard enough. So I tried to help him with his homework and went over some subjects he had just learned from the classes. He was very smart on social issues, but he just could not remember any numbers and any analytical subjects. He always tried to hide his deficiency and did a good job in that.
Aziz loved beer and whiskey. Often, we had lunch, and he would have two or three glasses of wine. At night he would drink a few bottles of beer in the bar before we went to sit at the dining table. He would order two shots of whiskey before touching any dishes. I was concerned about him, but I did not know how to stop him from drinking. He died of a liver disease two year later.