Rolando Panis, originally from the Philippines, talks about his life before and after moving to the United States. While in the Philippines, he changed schools and jobs quite often as a young adult, with engineering as a reoccurring theme. He eventually decided to move to the United States with his girlfriend, a nurse. After marrying, he had kids who all grew up and attended college in Houston. Now he enjoys his retired life by traveling, visiting with family, and fishing. Other topics covered include: his childhood, attitudes toward other minorities, religion, as well as extensive discussion of other family members. Detailed short stories help expand on each topic.