I remember staring at the colored television, cause it was the 1st time I saw a colored TV. That moment was a lot of FIRSTS. It was 1989, and communism just ended in Romania and we were finally allowed to have access to the western world. We got to watch movies... So here I was staring at the TV cause that was the 1st time I heard a language I didn't know it existed and also the very first time I saw a black person. It was 48 Hrs starring Eddie Murphy. I remember the moment when he was standing in from of that vending machine and said something to Nick Nolte and I hunched over laughing. I thought he was the funniest man alive. I was 8 years old. I remember clearly that being my 1st decision "I want to go where those people are". And yes I said "those" because I never heard and english speaking person before, I never saw life outside of communism and I certainly had no idea anything but white people existed. And before you label me racist, I'm miles from it. What I'm trying to explain here is that Eddie Murphy is the one responsible planting the bug in my 8 year old little heart that "I'm going to America!"