My name is Auguste Martial Onana Biakolo. I moved to the US in November 2010. And so I flew out of Douala on November fourth and I got here on November fifth in Seattle. I got one stop in Brussels, Belgium for a couple hours and then flew into Chicago. That’s when I actually got checked in by the border patrol.
I will admit that it was probably my first, biggest, and most memorable impression of getting into the United States, Chicago’s airport. The airport was impressive. I mean, it is impressive. I think it’s one of the biggest airports in the United States. I think it’s how impressive it’s built. I mean the airports in Africa are pretty small; I’d seen airports on TV but the Chicago airport gave me that impression and I haven’t had that impression since.
It’s that idea of America that the whole rest of the world has, that America is big. It’s big, big, big and everything is big. Its buildings, its cities, its cars, everything, the people, everything is big. And yeah, I got that in Chicago.