Saturday, October 18, 2008


Most of our forefathers arrived here for the same reason. Many with just a shirt on their back. Amongst them the good, the bad, the ugly. Together their determination and hardwork many a times in the most punishing condition, we are where and who we are today. The migrants who, in this age and time are referred as foreign labourers. Today, we depend on them to do the good, the bad and the ugly of the work descriptions. Yet, most are not able to accept them living amongst (link to the artical from ST) as a few black sheeps have made the rest a menace to the neighbours. Their presence may spoil the safe, tranquil image of the neighbourhood. I wonder what they think of our perceptions of them.

1 comment:

stay-at-home mum said...

Yes, that was how we all started here. Funny how our perception of things change when we are on the other side of the fence.

When our people migrate, they want to be accepted by the locals, but when we have others that migrate here- there is criticism all around - an inability to accept some of them.