Life Line

World Events

China Turns Communist (1949)

1949

Taiwans experiences steady economic growth

1960 - 1968

United Nations severed relations with Taiwan looking at it as part of China

1971

Stock Market Crash

1973 - 1974

Microsoft exceeds $1 billion in sales

1990

Global financial crisis and recession

2008

Family Events

Grandmother (Mom's side) takes ship from China to Taiwan

1949

Grandfather (Mom's Side) retreats with military from China to Taiwan

1949

Grandparents (Mom's side) gets married

1950

Grandfather (Mom's Side) received government job as police officer

1950

Grandmother (Mom's side) had 7 children(3 sons, 4 daughters)

1950 - 1963

Dad born in Xiang Tou Pu, Taiwan

1961

Grandfather (Mom's side) quits job as police and goes into stocks

1968

Dad's family moved from Bo Nei Ken because of better housing

1971

Dad graduated from Mu Zha Elementary School

1972

Grandfather (Mom's side) had an affair and moved out with son

1973

Grandfather (Mom's side) stops paying for Grandmother

1975

Mom graduates elementary school

1975

Dad graduated Si Jian middle School

1976

Mom graduates middle school

1978

Dad graduated Jiang Guo High School

1979

Dad tested for college but didn't get into College he wanted

1979

Mom graduates Jing-Mei High School

1981

Dad retook college exam and got into National Taiwan University as CE Major

1981

Dad changed Major from Civil Engineering to Electrical Engineering

1982

Dad graduated from Nation Taiwan University

1984

Dad joins Taiwan military for two years by law and recieves rank as officer

1985

Mom graduates National Taiwan University in Literature & foreign Language

1986

Dad goes to U.S for grad school at Michigan State for Masters in EE

1986

Dad leaves military

1986

Dad graduates with Masters Degree in EE

1988

Went back to Taiwan for Vacation during the summer and met Mom

1988

Dad transfers to PHD program and admitted to USC

1988

Dad attempts PHD in EE at USC

1989

Mom meets Dad and gets married

1989

Mom and Dad move to live and study together in LA for Grad School.

1989

Mom attempts MBA at Cal State

1989

Dad graduated from USC with Second Masters in CE instead of PHD

1990

Dad finds job in Silicon Valley at company called Plus Logic

1990

Mom and Dad move from LA to Santa Clara because of Dad's job

1990

Mom transfers from Cal state to Santa Clara University

1990

Dad loses job at Plus Logic but finds new job three days later at AMD

1991

Parents moved from Santa Clara to house in Milpitas

1992

Mom received her MBA from Santa Clara University

1992

Mom received job at trident microsystems

1992

I was Born

1994

Dad laid off at AMD

1995

Dad finds job at Philips

1995

My sister is born

1996

Mom quit job and became house wife

1996

Dad's Philip's department gets acquired by Xilinx

1999

Moved to West San Jose for the Schools

2004

Dad laid off at Xilinx

2009

Dad finds job at 8 gate

2011