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From Land of Hope to the Land of #Tea and #Immigration: My #Quanzhou Experience 泉州记事

In the spring of 2011, during my trip to Chengdu to see my family and celebrate my birthday with my mum, I called up my brother Brad who was working in Xi’an. “I’m going to Fujian Province to do some … Continue reading

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#Confessions of An #AsylumSeeker: “My Life is Shit” (Part Two)

One of my earliest memories was my parents’ arguing about whether or not I should be sent to school. My father, the eldest of 10 children, never had a chance for literacy. He had to help out in the family … Continue reading

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#Confessions of An #AsylumSeeker – Ah Ming: “My Life is Shit” (Pat One)

    I don’t like my life. In fact, I hate it. I hate it so much that I have tried to remove it from this world, not once, not twice, but several times. Not a bloody clue what the … Continue reading

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My First Visit to #Scotland

On New Year’s Eve, we made our way to George Square in Glasgow’s City Centre.“You’ll get free kisses from handsome young men, I’m sure,” Hongmei did not look serious, but neither was she joking. “What do you mean?” I responded … Continue reading

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