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A reverse migration

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Location: Phan Rang, Vietnam
Time: Tet 2012

Person talked to: Huy
Old Occupation: unknown
Return date: some time in 2011
New Occupation: beer distributor
Reason: financial hardship

Person talked to: Minh
Old Occupation: bike mechanic
Return date: Tet 2012
New Occupation: loan shark
Reason: financial hardship

Person talked to: Doan
Old Occupation: port helper
Return date: Tet 2012
New Occupation: quan nhau owner (possibly)
Reason: financial hardship

Person overheard: Chị Bé
Old Occupation: shop helper
Return date: some time in 2011
New Occupation: selling clothes on the streets of Phan Rang
Reason: financial hardship

Person overheard: Hiep
Old Occupation: truck driver
Return date: some time in 2010
New Occupation: unemployed (on paper), gambler (otherwise)
Reason: hiding from the Saigon loan sharks due to unpaid gambling debt

These young men and women after high school moved from Phan Rang to Saigon in search of a better life. Instead they found hardship. In the end they returned.

Written by bluekite2000

January 23, 2012 at 3:15 am

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