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”I tried so hard”

”I’m from Manila, the Philippines. I’ve been in Hong Kong for one month and 25 days. My employer was not good; they hurt me. The popo, the grandmother, gave me food from the garbage. 1,192 more words


Where in New York is Harry Koppetsch?

Okay, I used a gameshow as an Inspiration but at least I got your attention ;)

I have the following “mystery” or brick wall.

According to the passenger lists Harry Koppetsch was 7 years old when he arrived with at New York City in April 1929 with his mother Else and his siblings Wilhelm (5 yrs old) and Eva (3 yrs old). 249 more words


Long Goodbyes and the Clarity of Distance

This month I will have been in London three years. It also marks six years since I left Ireland for the first time. I wonder if I – having said goodbye, and goodbye again and again – have said goodbye forever. 1,315 more words




I was slow to catch on,
genealogically speaking.
My fifth-grade world was schoolbooks,
bubble gum and jealousy, early lipstick,
and ice cream in small cartons… 213 more words

The green card process

Dette innlegget blir kun på englesk. Beklager, men det er bare for mye å oversette! // I will do this one in English only, it’s just to much to do both! 1,306 more words


My double life

Here we go again.

After 24 hours in the air, traversing half the planet, I am home in Melbourne at last. In London, just a day ago, the summer trees had an almost tropical extravagance. 465 more words