1）簡述童年和初到加拿大的狀況 Childhood and Arrival to Canada 4:37
Wai-Ling: Good morning, Dr. Aung again.
Dr. Aung: Good morning.
WL: We are so happy to be here to ask you a few questions.
Dr. Aung: I’ll be happy to answer.
WL: Can you tell us something about your childhood very briefly?
Dr. Aung: My childhood, I would say, was beautiful because I grew up in a very happy and educated family. My grandfather was a Chinese physician, in fact, it has been six generations back that my family has trained as Chinese physicians. We are very familiar with how to prevent illness and how to balance ourselves.
My parents were great teachers, they taught me not only medicine but Buddhism, art, self-regulation, Qi Gong and the understanding of nature. So I grew up in a family, I would say in a wealthy family, not wealthy in a monetary sense, but we had a wealth of education, knowledge, and wisdom.
WL: That’s really amazing with such a long family history of Chinese physicians. When did you get to Canada?
Dr. Aung: I came to Canada in November of 1973. It was Remembrance Day when I arrived at the Immigration Office in British Columbia. Twelve years later I moved to Edmonton.
WL: Do you remember your impression when you first came to Canada, the weather or, how did you feel?
Dr. Aung: I do remember, it was totally different than it is now. Just like in our terminology, we say east and west. The weather was the opposite of where I had come from. As for the nature of people, they were also quite different. I was prepared to work hard to adopt the Western philosophy of medicine and living and I was looking forward to working hard on the challenges of living in a new place.
WL: Before you got to Edmonton did you know anything about Edmonton at all?
Dr. Aung: Yes, I made a point of studying the city, country, and culture before I arrived; what I would be expected to do, what I could contribute and so on. I came here not only for myself but also for the sake of the country. I wanted to contribute to this new place I was calling home, in the present and for the future.
WL: When you came, did you come by yourself or with your family?
Dr. Aung: I came with my wife and this helped me stay strong. We are always together, so I would have been helpless and very lonely without her.
WL: Do you remember the very first year when you were in Edmonton, what experience that you will always remember?
Dr. Aung: I remember thinking that as a young man in a new place I would have to struggle. I needed to remember that I came here to build a future for myself and my family as well as for my professional career as a physician.