May 5, 2022 by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. founder, Touch Display Research Inc.
Below is page 13 of my: “Memoir: Foolishly Brave Unconditionally Blessed, From a Chinese Girl to American Working Mother”.
(Continued from page 12)
My younger brother was in a full-time child care center six days a week, including overnight. On Saturday afternoons, my parents would take my brother back home for the weekend, which was only one day at that time––Sunday. Monday morning, they’d send him to the child-care center again.
I was old enough to go to elementary school. However, my mother blamed my grandma for not bringing me to Zhengzhou until that November when the school had already been in session for over two months. My parents decided to let me stay at home until the next September to enroll me into elementary school. For several months, I would be home alone with the apartment key hanging from my neck. Sometimes I’d play with the other kids in our neighborhood. At other times, I’d do the homework that my mom assigned to me—writing Chinese characters one hundred times in a notebook. Around 5pm, I would turn on the charcoal oven and boil water, so when my mom would come home around 5:10, she could start cooking right away.
Although everybody in Zhengzhou had to wait in ration lines for cooking oil, flour, and meat, the living conditions were much better than in my grandparents’ village. We had either eggs or meat every day. My favorite food in 1976 was meat with lots of fat. At the dinner table, my parents would look at their long-separated daughter eating fatty meat like a starving kid. They’d chuckle and then use a chopstick to give me a piece of fat from their bowl. I would mumble “thank you” and quickly eat all the fat in my bowl. In the last four to five years that I had lived in the village, I probably ate meat only five times in total.
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Touch Display Research, Inc. (https://TouchDisplayResearch.com) is a technology market research and consulting firm specializing in touch screen and emerging display technologies such as OLED displays, quantum dots, flexible displays, e-paper displays, ITO-replacement, Active pen, near-eye displays, smart windows, micro & mini LED, gesture controls, voice controls, eye controls and Batteries. Touch Display Research helps technology companies grow and connecting their technologies to the marketplace. We have been writing about OLED industry for over 10 years. We were the first company to publish Quantum Dot market reports. We were the first company to publish Active Pen market report, and ITO-replacement market report. We have always been there to analyze new and emerging technologies. Touch Display Research provides reports, consulting, and due diligence to touch suppliers, display manufacturers, semiconductor companies, consumer electronics ODMs/OEMs, material suppliers, investors and venture capitalists. Battery Market Research is a subsidiary division of Touch Display Research, and focuses on battery technologies and market. For report and consulting, please visit our website: TouchDisplayResearch.com.
About the Author
Dr. Jennifer K. Colegrove is the founder and CEO of Touch Display Research Inc. (www.TouchDisplayResearch.com), a market research and consulting firm that focuses on touch screen, display, sensor, battery and emerging technologies.
Dr. Colegrove has over twenty years of industry experience. She holds many analyst “firsts”: She was the first analyst to write a comprehensive touch screen industry report since 2006 (therefore, she is called “Doctor Touch” by her colleagues); she was the first analyst to write an active pen industry report since 2013; she was the first analyst to write an ITO-replacement industry report since 2013; she was the first analyst to write a quantum dot industry report since 2013; she was the first analyst to write a touchless HMI industry report since 2014.
She has authored over one hundred market forecast reports and over one hundred published articles. She is frequently quoted by media and industry press including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and Bloomberg. Dr. Colegrove has been a featured speaker and session chairperson at over one hundred worldwide conferences. Dr. Colegrove has advised over two hundred companies through her standard reports or consulting projects in recent years.
She has five patent applications with one U.S. patent granted.
Dr. Colegrove has a Ph.D. from the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University in Ohio. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees with honors from Peking University in Beijing, China. To learn more about Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and her work, you can visit the website: www.TouchDisplayResearch.com or JenniferColegrove.com