This is a picture of a harvesting time in Vietnam. Vietnam, my father’s land. Why do I think this rice field is a meaningful place? Here is the reason why. Rice is the main export agriculture in Vietnam. Rice is also the main food in every meal in Vietnam. Whenever there is hurricane, flood, or tornado these farmers are suffering from these natural calamities, their income of the whole year hurt badly and they lost everything. Their whole year income is depending on the harvesting of the whole year. Some family sent their children to school in the big city; they depend on those harvesting days for the school tuition fee. Whenever drought happens during harvesting year, the prices of everything are going up like crazy. They only can eat yam all year (which is really cheap in Vietnam) to save the rice to sell for money. They work hard from early morning to late at night to wait for a good year of harvesting. They work hard then anyone else, but earn so little of money than everyone. This rice field is meaningful because it is the saving account of many college students, who’ve been waiting for when they’re in college. This is their future, their dreams and their support. For all the people in Vietnam, rice is the important food in every meal, is these rice field don’t exist, how much money they have to spend to import rice from other country? Whenever I look at the picture of a rice field, I always think of Vietnam and always think it is a meaningful place and so important to us Vietnamese in United States. It reminds us about our father’s land and where we’re come from. Our home country.