美南環球劇坊自上週正式啟動， 各方賀詞鞭策之聲不斷，其中以休斯敦市議員古巴斯之恭賀狀令我們倍感欣幸和感恩， 他在賀文中是這樣寫道：
休斯敦市政府推祟你對社區之卓越貢獻 ，對人民之服務和社區商業之支持证明是最捧的， 有句名言說「人生之意義施比受會更有福」。
李先生， 你是社區的先驅領袖並得到許多人的愛戴，市政府為你感到驕傲， 並在此特殊日子裡， 向您致敬。
當我接受並細读了這份文告之後， 心中真是五味雜陳， 往事不斷湧上心頭。
回想當年第一次踏上這塊土地時， 走在美麗迷人的舊金山山城， 我已下定決心要融入這個陌生而充滿夢想的土地， 我離開了這有如天堂的黃金州来到華人稀少遍地荒涼的大德州 ，我們和許多初到異域的移民一樣 ，一切從頭幹起， 數十年來， 我們的艱辛奮戰 ，把荒土變成了綠洲， 成為了這塊寶地的主人翁， 這些成碩果絕非偶然。
歷史總是在時代的巨輪中不斷前進， 我們要和許多年年軽朋友們共勉， 勇敢地面對未來 ，你們對社會社區之貢獻， 將會被人牢記 ，唯有自立自強才會被人尊重。
Beautiful Words Gratitude In My Heart
The Houston International Studio has been officially launched this past week. There are continuous congratulatory messages from many supportive people. Among them, we are very grateful for the warm letter from Houston City Council Member Michael Kubosh.
The Certificate of Appreciation letter he wrote read as follows:
From The City of Houston, Presented To
Wea Lee, Houston International Studio
The City of Houston recognizes you for your superior contribution to the community. Your dedication to serve the people and your support of business in the community has proven to be the best. A famous quote,” We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Mr. Lee, you are a champion in the community and so many love you.”
The City of Houston is proud of you and salutes you on this special day.
In Witness Whereof, I have Hereunto Set my Hand on this 31st Day of March 2022.
Houston City Council Member At-Large
When I accepted and read this message carefully, my heart was really mixed and the past kept pouring into my mind.
Looking back on the early 1970’s when I first set foot in the beautiful and charming city of San Francisco, I made up my mind to melt into this strange and wonderful dreamland. We left the Golden State and came to Texas where Asians are rare. Like any new foreign students, we had to start everything from scratch. And like many pioneers before us, our hard work has turned the raw land into an oasis and has become one of most successful business models in the nation. These achievements are not accidental.
History is always moving forward in the huge wheel of the time. We would like to remind all of the younger generation to continue our vision to serve your people and your community. Only by self-reliance and self-improvement will you be respected.