1. thepeopleofsingapore:

    "I used to do office work and I only became a domestic worker 10 months ago. It was hard to adjust, especially with the language barrier. My employers speak Hokkien and Malay. My job it to take care of their parents. Fortunately the mother speaks Cantonese so it’s not too bad. I used to work in an office in Hong Kong so I’m fluent in Cantonese."

    She was indeed.


  2. laosinthehouse-storiesboard:


    At the refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, my kids and I came first; my husband joined us later. The Thai police, regarded us very low and looked down on us because we were refugees. Some of us were Generals back in Laos, but they still treated us very low. They bullied us. They didn’t allow us to come in and go out the refugee camp easily. If you had a daughter, they would pester you even more.

    Phoung (with her daughter Channapha), Washington D.C.

  3. humansofnewyork:

    Seen in Jamaica, Queens.


  4. laosinthehouse-storiesboard:


    Phitsamay, Lowell, MA

    My first memory of the refugee camp was waiting for the U.N./Red Cross to come with food rations, and I remember that this other older lady didn’t have any children and my mom would loan me to her because if you had more children you get more food. So once I week I pretended to be her daughter. Whenever I would go with Mae Ba I would get a lollipop, so of course I always wanted to go with her.

  5. humansofnewyork:

    Seen in Jamaica, Queens.

  6. jacobturmellephotography:

    Jacob Turmelle. Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. June 9, 2014.

  7. "Mailboxes for rent"

  8. demonico:

    Graffiti on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles’ Thai Town.

  9. secretrepublic:

    Markets of Nørrebro

    © Kasey Klimes

  10. everydayaliens:


    When I first came here it was hard. I worked at a mechanics shop. They said I could work as a helper but won’t get paid. They’d pay me for commuting costs. Since then, I’ve now been able to run my own store.

    Bangladeshis have done quite well here in the US. Especially in the last 14 or so years. We’ve gotten different kinds of jobs, ranging from electricians to driving cabs. Our children are also doing well as they get scholarships for college. Overall, Bangladeshis here are doing better than they would at home.

    Haider has been in the US for 16 years.

    Summer 2014
    New York, NY