寶英的旅程:從廣東到紐約

我係寶英!我係廣東學生嚟嘅。咁樣呢…最初我外公外婆嚟咗好耐架啦!咁嚟咗之後呢就申請我媽媽嚟。我媽媽嚟咗呢就…申請我哋嚟呢, 我哋超齡啦! 咁我八三年一月七號又嚟到呢度啦!我媽,我啊公申請我爸爸媽媽嚟到之後咁呀,我哋又超齡啦嘛…我最大㗎嘛, 我哋四兄弟姐妹,我最大啦嘛。咁所以下…所以超咗齡呀…超齡都未夠一年差唔多嚟到… 差唔多唔使一年,唔使一年時間。咁嚟到之後呢,就喺衣廠度做工。做咗工…做咗廿幾年啦!咁之後先至…轉左而家話做護理。護理又做咗十幾年咁啦!十幾年咁而家就退咗休就無做工咁樣啦!係咁樣啦!簡簡單單咁樣啦!嗄~而家啲細路仔讀完書, 畢咗業, 出嚟做工咁樣啦!我喺呢度都住咗廿幾年啦!嚟到呢度住政府樓。

姐就…無乜嘢嘅! 不過就唔…覺得即係而家好似…即係成日啲治安好似唔係咁好咁樣啦。嗰時就好似就唔係幾覺。又…即又冇咁多人啦,而家反而就成日…即係講嗰啲治安唔係咁好咁樣呀而家。係呀係呀,喺唐人家住咁樣呀…住咗有十幾年啦,咁就嚟呢度住咗二十幾年咁樣啦。咁…而家退左休就姐係冇做工咁樣啦!而家就…係咁樣啦,係咁樣生活啦! 而家又老咗啦!哈哈哈哈…而家老啦!

Bo Ying’s Journey: From Guangdong to New York

Hi, I’m Bo Ying. H! I’m from Guangdong. My grandparents have been in the United States for a while now – they were the first to come. After they arrived, they applied for my mother’s citizenship. Then when my mother arrived, she applied for me and my siblings to immigrate. We applied for our citizenships as adults. I was the oldest out of my 4 siblings. I arrived here on January 7th, 1983. 

When I arrived, I worked at a garment factory. I was there for about 20 years. After that, I worked as a home attendant for another 10 years. Now I’m retired and don’t work. And that’s that. My children have finished school, graduated, and are working. 

I’ve been living here for more than 20 years, in this senior government apartment. There’s not much to say about it, just that it feels that the overall public safety isn’t that great anymore. Back then, I didn’t quite feel that about the city. I guess there were less people then too. Now it feels like everyone is talking about how unsafe it is. 

I’ve been in Chinatown for 10 years and here in this government senior apartment for 20. 

Now I’m retired and don’t work. And that’s how I’m living! And now…I’m old! Hahaha. Now, I’m old. 

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