New freshman George Nguyen has just moved from Vietnam to Sacramento.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: I like to play video games, play sports and sleep.
Q: What sport are you interested in?
A: I like soccer, swimming and badminton. I played soccer and badminton at my old school. I enjoy them because they’re healthy – and they kill time.
Q: Do you play Pokemon?
A: Yes, I still play it today. I think my favorite character is Pikachu.
Q: What type of video game do you like to play?
A: League of Legends because it wastes time.
Q: What did you do over the summer?
A: Fifty percent was sleeping, and the rest of the time I was playing video games and reading a book.
Q: What subjects are you most interested in?
A: I am interested in science because biology is interesting to me and I want to become a doctor.
Q: What is the difference between the schools in Vietnam and SCDS?
A: A uniform is required at school in Vietnam, and we don’t have free period.
Q: Why did you move to Sacramento?
A: My father suggested that I move because he wanted me to get a good education. I am the first one in my entire family that has gone to study in America.
Q: How long have you been in California?
A: Two weeks.
Q: Whom are you living with?
A: My parents. My mom is going to go back during the Vietnam New Year’s. They will stay with me for about six months until school is over.
Q: Why did you choose Country Day?
A: I just looked at school websites.
Q: What do you miss about Vietnam?
A: I miss the food. Specifically spring rolls or Bánh chưng, which is a rice cake.