What’s it like moving to Australia? Stories of refugees
ABC article | 18th November 2017
For migrants Yong and Yai, eye contact and a misconstrued act of kindness represent how hard it can be to fit into Australian culture.
Not long after Yong first moved to Australia, he saw a 14-year-old boy on the side of the road. It was raining heavily and the boy had just missed his bus.
Yong didn’t know the boy, but out of kindness he pulled over and offered him a lift to school.
Two days later, the boy’s father angrily confronted Yong, asking what he was thinking.
For Yong and his friend Yai, this story represents what it’s like to move to Australia as refugees — it takes time and effort to figure out how your own experiences and culture fit into the way of life.
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