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My name is Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A. I am applying for employment with technical references. I am a Communications Technical specialist, trained in English, Spanish, and French—for Documentation support, Specifications, and Secretarial services. For your information, enclosed are professional references for engineers, architects, and technical employment.

Please note that in the past, I have personally worked with the following engineers:
• Some years ago, I was employed as a group interpreter, escort in Spanish and English to accompany Engineer Sergio Almarza Alamos, Ingeniero Civil Industrial, Asesor Ministerial during the Chilean delegation’s visit to DuPage County, surveying and prospecting Illinois tollways for the I-Pass transponder, first designed in Downers Grove, Illinois. Engineer Sergio Almarza Alamos was a Chilean government official for the Ministerio de Vivienda y Urbanismo, located at Ave. L. Bdo. O’Higgins 924, Cuarto Piso, in Santiago, CHILE, South America. Ref. Private offices, Tel. 562-695-4366, Fax. 562-695-8255, Chilean government Tel. 633-7829, 638-3366, Fax. 639-7370
• Also, in the same Chilean government delegation was Engineer Mario Peñaloza M., Electrical Engineer for the Tollway Department located at Departamento de Peaje, J.J. Prieto 9343, La Cisterna, Santiago, CHILE, Tel. 558-9122
• During business conference travels, I have exchanged contact cards in Strasbourg with Engineer Jean-Max MURAZ, Ingénieur INPG Diplômé ESA-IAE, Directeur Général for BACO Constructions Eléctriques, located at 290, route de Colmar – B.P. 101, F-67024 Strasbourg CEDEX 1, FRANCE, Tél. 88-79-33-33, Telex: 890-058 F, Téléfax: 88-79-39-82
• In Europe, I participated in a professional conference and exchanged business cards with Yrd. Doç. Dr. Selahn SAVCIGIL, Amerikan Kűltűrű ve Edibiyati Bölűmű Fen-Edebiyat Fakűltesi, located at BAŞKENT ÜNIVERSITESI, 1, Cadde No. 77 Bahçelievler 06490, Ankara, TURKEY, Tel. (0.312) 244 72 00/1081, Fax (0.312) 244 72 47
• In the USA, I have also worked as a technical translator for English into Spanish, with Engineer Günther Schäfer, Dipl.-Ing. For Contracts Handling, Building Materials Division, at Babcock – BSH GmBH, located at August – Gottlieb – Str. 5, 36251 Bad Hersfeld/GERMANY. Email:
• In addition, I worked with Engineer Ron McWhirter, Training and Commissioning Building Materials, at Babcock – BSH America Corp., 400 West Lake Street, 2nd Floor, Roselle, Illinois 60172, USA, Tel. 630-529-0530, Fax: 630-539-0535, Email:
• For Senior Flexonics, Inc., I was employed as a group interpreter in English, Spanish, and French by Engineer Timothy M. Walsh, Manager of Manufacturing Engineering located at 300 East Devon Avenue, Bartlett, Illinois 60103 USA, Tel. 630-372-3688, Fax: 630-837-1948, Pager: 708-621-3894
• At the same location for Senior Flexonics, Inc., I worked with Engineer David Scales, M.Sc Manufacturing Systems, MIMgt, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Oakwood Close, Pen-y-Fan Industrial Estate, Crumlin, Gwent NP11 3HY, UNITED KINGDOM, Tel. +44 (0) 1495 241500, Fax: +44 (0) 1495 241501, Email:
• The international group for Senior Flexonics, Inc. also included Engineer Jean-Luc REMAY, Product Manager, Diesel Tube set Battery Terminals, 22, Boulevard de l’industrie, BP 702, 41007 Blois CEDEX FRANCE, Senior Engineered Products, Email:
• For Precision Extrusions, Inc. – Aluminum Extrusions, Fabrication, Anodizing, Miguel Rivera, Fabrication Superintendent, located at 720 East Green Avenue, Bensenville, Illinois 60106, Tel. 630-766-0340, Fax: 630-766-0495
• For Scott Byron & Company, Inc., Landscape Architecture, Contracting & Maintenance, located at 30088 North Skokie Highway, Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044-1112 USA, Tel. 847-689-0266, Fax: 847-689-0277
• For North American CAD Company, Mr. & Mrs. William C. Schulze, Owners, formerly at 4_A Hillview Drive, Lake Barrington, Illinois 60010, USA
• Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Corporation, Sears Tower Project with UIC, IBM AES UNIX
• Samuel R. Lewis & Associates, Consulting Engineers, Mr. Manuel Cordero, Mr. George Bowbin, Mr. Rick Schiewe, Engineers for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Services, 777 Busse Highway #2, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-2470, Telephone: 847-692-6620, Engineers and Contractors.

In addition, I have trained with technical professionals for Documentation, Translation, and Interpreting in English, Spanish, and French. I am a certified Illinois Notary Public commissioned by the State of Illinois. In addition, I have traveled throughout the U.S.A., Canada, Turkey, Spain, France, Germany, London, England, Brussels, Belgium.
I can offer a lot of employee services to Sargent & Lundy LLC, including working experience in Technical Documentation for administrative operations or operations support services to projects and programs.
• Technical Drafting Experience for Processing Drawings, Blueprints, Sepia, Mylar, Paper
• Electronic Management and Retrieval
• Project Management Experience for Technical Specifications
• Multimedia Presentations
• Administrative Experience for Secretarial and Documentation Support
• Data Entry Typing at 100 WPM, Word Processing
For additional information, please visit for your review and hiring work purposes. I look forward to your contact for an interview in person, by Email or via U.S. mail. Please advise when I can meet with you to discuss employment opportunities as soon as possible.


Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
Communications, Documentation

Facsimile: 1-702-925-0527



Long before the arrival of the Spaniards to the Caribbean, the island of Cuba was populated by Native American Indian tribes, that is to say, “siboneyes”, who lived in the caves and lived from hunting and fishing; “taínos” who excelled in clay pottery and practiced agriculture; and “guanajatebeyes” who were nomads and populated the western coasts.

On October 27, 1492, Christopher Columbus sighted Cuba on his first voyage. The next day, Columbus landed, christening the port with the Christian name of “San Salvador”, “Savior”, where he touched land and, naming “Juana”, the island which he thought to be a continent. Between 1508 and 1509, Sebastián de Ocampo navigated around the island and in 1511, Don Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar initiated the conquest of the same land. In 1512, the city of Baracoa, at the northern tip of Cuba was founded; in 1513, Bayamo on the southwestern side; and in 1514, Trinidad in the southern middle, Sancti Spiritus, Santa María del Puerto Príncipe, Santiago de Cuba, and La Habana were established as the first seven (7) cities in the New World for the Americas.

The indigenous population was divided out to the entrusted and appointed landholders, “encomendaderos”. However, abusive work, hard labor, and disease from the Old World, dominated the Native American population which motivated the introduction of African black slave labor on the island of Cuba.

The Christian Catholic King of Spain, Don Fernando II, ruler of Aragón, became married to Doña Isabel of Castilla, with equity in the exercise of power. In the 15th century, at the beginning of 1482, the King and Queen of Spain developed military campaigns for the Reconquest of the Moorish lands which escalated to the seize of Granada, in Andalusía, Spain, circa 1492. During the same year, the Muslim Arabs surrendered in Granada and Seville to end eight (8) centuries of Islamic control which sealed the Christian conquest for the Spanish territories. Simultaneously, the discovery and exploration of the New World in the Americas by Don Christopher Columbus, occurred during the same times, in 1492.

Christopher Columbus was a Spanish-Italian sea explorer and navigator (who was probably a native of Genoa, born in 1451 and lived until 1506, in Valladolid, Spain). At the time, Columbus believed that in order to arrive at the East of the world, there was a route by sea to the West. With the protection of Don Juan Pérez, Prior of La Rabida, Christopher Columbus was granted the signature for Capitulations of the Holy Faith, according to which, Columbus received the title of Admiral, Viceroy, and Governor of the lands he discovered in the New World.

On the first voyage, Columbus sailed from Puerto de Palos on August 3rd, at the command of the Spanish galleons “carabelas”, la Pinta, la Niña y la Santa María, and arrived to the island of Guanahaní, “San Salvador”, on October 12, 1492.

Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba on October 27, 1492, five hundred and fifteen (515) years ago, and the island christened “La Española”, Hispaniola, also known by the Amerindian name of “Quisqueya” or Haití, where he established the Spanish fort Nativity. On December 5, 1492, Columbus discovered the island known today as the Dominican Republic and Haití. Afterwards, he returned to Palos and was received with triumph in Barcelona, Spain.

Upon the return to Spain from the discovery of the New World in the Americas by Christopher Columbus, the Spanish Catholic monarchs arranged before Pope Alexander VI the concession of the ecclesiastical Alexandrian edicts which assigned to the Spain the new territories in the New World. Since Portugal had closed the route to the spices for Castilla, Spain, Christopher Columbus had a projected mission to reach the Orient, in the East, by way of the Western (Occident) which was accepted and sponsored by the Catholic King and Queen, reigning monarchs of Spain.

Columbus’ accounts of his voyages in the New World remain in the Archives of the Indies as the documented description of an ethnographer, ethnologist, and ethnolinguist in the Americas. Christopher Columbus provided and recorded news and first impressions about the native indigenous inhabitants in the Caribbean and of the lands he discovered along the way.

The Republic of Cuba is an insular state of Central America. Cuba represents the island known for the same name of the country, in addition to the island of Youth or Isla de Pinos, other smaller islands in its surroundings, and some 1,600 adjoining islets known as keys or “cayos”, such as Key West, also known as Cayo Hueso.

Cuba can be found in the middle of the Caribbean, between the Strait of Florida and the old Channel of the Bahamas to the North; the eastern section of Cuba faces the Windward Channel; the southern littoral looks upon the Caribbean Sea or the Antilles; west of the Yucatán Peninsula and northwest toward the Gulf of México–only 99 miles from the United States of America, close to the states of Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama in the south.

Geographically, the island of Cuba extends in the shape of an arc from the northwest to the southeast with a longitude of 1,255 kilometers, from the tip of Cabo San Antonio to the point of Maisí.

The topography of Cuba is made of predominant plains or hills, with the exception of the mountain ranges of the Sierra Maestra to the southeast, which features the elevation called Pico Turquino, the highest point of view in Cuba, at 1,974 meters in altitude, and other smaller mountaineous extensions, such as the Sierra del Escambray at the center of Cuba with the Pico San Juan at 1,056 meters in altitude, and the mountain chain known as “cordilleras de los Organos”, which hardly rise above 690 meters in contrast to the elevation for the Pan de Guajabón.

The Cuban seacoasts are flanked by a great number of islands and islets. These maritime keys emerge up to considerable distances from the Cuban littoral in the Caribbean.

Cuba has more than 200 rivers, generally not long enough, but with impetuous currents. Among the major Cuban rivers is El Cauto which floods the surroundings areas of Santiago de Cuba during tropical storms, hurricanes, and cyclones, that is to say “maritime twisters”, and is required to be controlled by a river dam, “la represa del Cauto”. In addition, there are the rivers called Cuyaguateje, Sagua La Grande, Sagua La Chica, Aguabama, etc.

The Cuban climate is softened by tropical and maritime breezes.

The Spanish colonial city of Santiago de Cuba was founded in 1514, nestled among a series of hills near the mountain range of the Sierra Maestra, in the heart of the eastern municipal district of Oriente.

The architectural design of the building constructions have been adapted typically over time to the mountainous topography and frequently, the lower back rooms of the houses are found at a lower level than the front upper rooms of the same houses in Cuba.

Spain called Cuba “the Pearl of the Antilles”.

From Source: 2000 Nuevo Espasa Ilustrado. Diccionario Enciclopédico. Espasa Calpe, S.A. (1999), España.

(English from Spanish Translation by Gardenia C. Hung, M.A.,B.A.)

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Courtesy Copy for English Translation from Spanish — For Reference and Information

1607-2007: 400th Anniversary for the Municipality of Santiago de Cuba—“Heroic City of the Republic of Cuba, Ciudad Héroe de la República de Cuba” , “City of Pilgrimages and Pilgrims”, Santiago de Cuba, UNESCO World Heritage: Patrimonio de la Humanidad.
Spanish to English Translation by Gardenia C. Hung Fong, M.A., B.A.

The Municipality of Santiago de Cuba was founded by the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, as one of the first seven cities in the Republic of Cuba during the year 1514 Anno Domini. The City of Santiago was the first official capital of Cuba until 1550. Since its foundation, this historical colonial town has had a Municipal City Hall and was granted the title status of city in the year 1522 A.D., on the same date in which the Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba was built by order of Pope Adrian VI of Utrecht, Regent of Spain, at the Vatican in Rome for the Catholic Church.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, Cuba suffered from the siege of pirates, corsairs, and buccaneers in the Caribbean, the Greater Antilles, the Gulf of Mexico, to include those from Central and South America, as well as North America and Europe.

The city of Santiago de Cuba is privileged for its geographical location and central Caribbean placement. Consequently, Santiago de Cuba became a haven for the French colonists, settlers who emigrated to the nearest town across the waters from Haiti to escape the consequences of the Haitian Revolution. These French settlers developed within their surrounding area vast coffee plantations and other agricultural staples, while sponsoring interaction and integration of Spaniards, French, and African slaves, as well as defining the socio-economic and political profile of Santiago de Cuba and the cross-cultural identity of its inhabitants and native residents.

During the 19th century, with the heat of the independent struggles for nationalism throughout the Americas, the rebellious heart of the city Santiago de Cuba became exalted. Thus, Santiago has given to history many immortal patriots to the independent struggle against the Spanish colonial bond at the time, such as the descendants of Maceo, Lora, and other Cuban heroes, like Frank País, in the revolutionary strife during this century and beyond… Hence, it is with justice, fairness, and equity that Santiago de Cuba has been granted the honorary title of “Heroic City of the Republic of Cuba–Ciudad Héroe de la República de Cuba.”

Not only is Santiago de Cuba a vintage city full of historical legacy, but it is also the cradle of poets, writers, musicians, minstrels, and artists, painters, from Heredia to Soler Puig.

Santiago de Cuba is considered to be the Cuban capital of the world since its beginnings, in the measure of its efforts which this Cuban regional area invests to develop and expand its markets; thus increasing its word-wide investements–given its privileged geographical location and importance as the second city in the Republic of Cuba.

Santiago is complemented by an international seaport and adjoining industrial sector, which includes a thermoelectrical plant, oil refinery, cement manufacturing, and other industrial facilities.

The economy of Santiago de Cuba is distinguished by its diversified agriculture in the sugar industry and in the development of the agrarian sector for such important staples as coffee, dairy products, produce, and fruit harvests, particularly for citrus.

This Cuban city also relies on important natural resources in forestry and environmental vegetation, rich in species, which have promoted Santiago de Cuba to become one of the principal forestry regions in the Republic of Cuba. These ecological assets combined with hydraulic resources and the variety of landscapes and seascapes Cuba has reserved in Santiago, allows the City of Pilgrimages and Pilgrims to have an enormous potential for tourism from around the world.

Source: Brochure for “Santiago de Cuba”, published by the Banco Internacional de Comercio, S.A., Sede Central, 20 de Mayo y Ayesterán, Apartado 6113, La Habana 6 , Cuba.

Spanish to English Translation by Gardenia C. Hung Fong, M.A., B.A., from a brochure pamphlet given by my Aunt Xiomara Fong Ramos

For reference, the city of Santiago de Cuba was named after the biblical evangelist and apostle Saint James who preached the gospels of Jesus Christ in Spain as Santiago de Compostela, during the 9th century through the 11th century on behalf of Christianity. During the Middle Ages, Santiago was the patron saint of pilgrims, pilgrimages, and the knights. Santiago was represented as one of the apostles of Jesus Christ.

Spanish to English translation by Gardenia C. Hung Fong, M.A., B.A.
La Biblia y los Santos. Guía iconográfica. Alianza Editorial, Madrid, Spain, 1996,pages 347-348. Authors Gastón Duchet-Suchaux and Michel Pastoreau. Versión española de César Vidal.

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A.

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.'s VisualCV

Attn. Friends, Colleagues, and Associates

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Associates:

Greetings and Best Wishes for the Chinese New Year 4706 and Leap Year on Friday, February 29th, 2008! My name is Gardenia C. Hung. I am an alumni from Northeastern Illinois University, Class of 1982. The good news is that the Translators Association of China has forwarded a letter of invitation to the XVIII World Congress of the International Federation of Translators (FIT) to be held in Shanghai, China during August 4-7, 2008–before the Beijing World Olympic Games.
The Academic Committee of the Congress for FIT 2008 has accepted my proposal discussing “The Chinese concepts of “Shih” in Contrast to “Hsüe” in English for Translation and Cultural Diversity. I am still developing and researching my proposal before is due on 31 May 2008. I have already received FIT and TAC instructions to prepare the full presentation and documentation via email. In the past, I have successfully presented academic proposals which have been accepted and used for educational programs and other business applications in the State of Illinois, U.S.A, and around the world. For your reference, please visit

However, since I have been planning to participate in XVIII World Congress of the International Federation of Translators (FIT) during August 4-7, 2009, I have a legal court matter in a Verified Complaint for Demolition and Injunctive Relief presented by the Village of Lombard Municipal Corporation, represented by Counsel Howard C. Jablecki from the Law Firm of Klein, Thorpe, and Jenkins, Ltd., and the presiding judge Kenneth L. Popejoy, from the Chancery Division, Room 2005, at the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in Wheaton, Illinois, USA.

I am a Lombard resident homeowner, Illinois taxpayer, and U.S. citizen. Last Monday, February 4th, 2008, at 10AM, Judge Ken Popejoy denied my Motion for Reconsideration to Dismiss and Strike the Verified Complaint for Demolition and for Injunctive Relief under false allegations by Counsel Howard C. Jablecki et al. that there is no new evidence, no new facts of law, and no legal grounds presented to reconsider the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss and Strike the Verified Complaint. Judge Ken Popejoy ordered “to file an answer, any affirmative defenses and any counterclaims within 28 days, by March 3, 2008.” The status on a Preliminary Injunction Hearing and Case Action is set for March 19, 2008 at 9 a.m., Room 2005, in the 18th Judicial Circuit Court, 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60189-0707 USA. I have been filing Objections for abuse of the legal process, malicious prosecution, and obstruction of justice since new evidence has been filed for the preservation and restoration of the Lombard Historical Brick Bungalow owned by the Hung Family and the Estate of Mr. Roberto Hung, J.D. Supplemental Health Care Trust. Please note that the Village of Lombard, John and Eva Carpenter, the Lombard Police Department, Keith Steiskal, Chris Haneghan, and Robert G. Meyers are responsible for corruption, damages, and losses to my Lombard real estate property. As a communications media arts consultant, translator, interpreter, and Illinois Notary Public, I have worked at my house and home office under the registered business name of Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc. at 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road, in the Village of Lombard, Du Page County, Illinois, USA.

These current circumstances and other constraints for demolition, injunctive relief, and financial hardship, and family distress during 2008, are imposed by the Village of Lombard and Du Page County, in the State of Illinois and in the United States of America, which prevent me and hinder my professional life, academic endeavors, and research projects…as a Lombard resident homeowner, taxpayer, and U.S. citizen. For additional background information, please refer to the following websites:

I am requesting your professional support, intervention, and assistance to overcome the Verified Complaint for Demolition and for Injunctive Relief presented by the Village of Lombard and the County of Du Page, so that I may fulfill my professional and business obligations, academic commitments, and research plans during 2008, as a Lombard resident homeowner, taxpayer, and U.S. citizen here in the Village of Lombard, in the County of Du Page, and around the world—for the present, future, and beyond… Please advise.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness, mindfulness, and caring concern for my family problems, challenges, and imposed financial hardship in the Village of Lombard, Du Page County, in the State of Illinois, and in the United States of America.

I look forward to your professional and academic response, assistance and intervention.

Sincerely Yours,

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
Illinois Notary Public

Friday, February 15, 2008
In the Village of Lombard, Du Page County, in the State of Illinois, United States of America

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