Friday, September 3, 2010

LIfe Is Totally Different

We are from Burma. Because of the on going civil war between the ethinic minority grup and the military regime, we fled out of Burma and enter Thailand for our life safety.

We were a refugee for more than 20 years in Thailand. There was no hope, no future, no life at all. We only relied on out sider support especiall from TBBC and UNHCR.

In the year 2006 under UNHCR arrangement, we have got the opportunity to apply for resetteling to the third country.

There were a lot of refugees from all the camps along the Thai-Burma border decided to move to the third world. From all what we saw from the American movie life is so perfect.

But, we came to see that, life in a huge and developed country is so expensive. For those who do not know the language it is so hard for them to adapt the life style.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sanction in Burma

Burma know as Myanmar's economic situation is not getting better. Myanmar is consider in the group of World Least Development list. Myanmar has nothing good under the SPDC control but the people and the rich of natural resources.

Myanmar's economy is based on argriculture. Farmers from Myanmar are a very hard working people. In these hard times, under SPDC control, farmers provided enough rice to the whole country and can even export to the international communities without much support from the government.

Government only know how to get more from the farmer and gives less. When you study Myanmar's economy closely you will be amazed. Farmer struggle very hard throughout the year. They do not care whether it is raining or a sunny sky. The only thing that they have in mind is, to plant rice and harvest the best rice at the end of the year. Farmer may not have much money left at the end of the year, but they are happy year to year.

As the industrial world, there are a lot of companies trade with Myanmar. Rapidly, there are a lot of industries built in Myanmar. The companies benifit both for cheap labor and good natural resources. Not only that, the companies pay less tax to the SPDC government and do not need to provide any benifit to the worker only have the agreement in the paper.

Farmers sell out their land to the government and to other rich people then choose to go to the city and work in the factory. They have more money than working as a farmer.

Burmese people choose to work in the factory more and more each day. They hope that, their life will be better one day as they can save some money compare with their other job.
Once, international communities cutted sanction in Myanmar to help people in Myanmar for the political change. At this point the COB talked a lot about the sanction and most were a gree with the sanction. Many believe that, sanction will bring in some development in Myanmar and the SPDC government will change some administration in the government. But, SPDC government give the smile instead of changing the policy.
It is nothing to do with the government when international put sanction on Myanmar. It does not bring any changes to Myanmar politic or economic. The one who affect are, workers in Myanmar. When the company close down, there are a lot employee lose their job. Even when they go back to their village, there is no farm for them to do farming.

It Was Snow Finally, AUSTIN

It is no snow at all in Austin(TX). Compare with any other city, the Austin weahter is warmer. When there was snow in Dallas(TX) and to all 49 state, but it was sunny in Austin

You may not believe in what was happen yesterday. It was snow. Everyone, enjoyed seeing the snow. For those who had day off, they palyed on the ground and feft the touch of snow. And for who was in the office, they went out of the office and took a looked.

There were several snow balls took place infront of some houses. That was a happy day and very special for Austin city.

People took out their phone and took the pic. It was hard to capture the snow. Because it was small and white.

Wow, you may not belive in that, today Feb/23/2009 it is sunny. Who will belive in what's happen to Austin city yesterday. It is liked magic.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Respect, care and sympathy

In my village(Karen State) when we heard the dog barked, one sense that came into all of our mind was, run for your life. If not or you were late and left behind you would be killed or being a porter or being force labor by the Government soldiers.

The land where we grew crop was very close by the Government soldiers based. We were scare and afraid to go, but for our meal we had to. We did not speak too loud. We were worry that the soldiers would hear. We had to live quietly and be prepared of ourselves at every second. That was how we lived.

That became our habit. We hardly change that kind of behaviour. Me, myself I know that I must change my behaviour, but I can not. I am still afraid and scare of the living condition here in US. People speak too loud.

From the backgroud without any opportunities to express your mind or speak up, we gained no selfconfidence. I do not know about laws and constitutions. It is like, you won a lottor, but do not know how to cash out or you lost your receipt.

One honest thing with me is, I do not know much about the bus route. I only know route 10. That is the bus I take to go to work.

If people like me is still stupid, for those who do not go to school since they were kid it may be some kind of a hard life for them to live a long with the community here.

We need a lot of people to care, to sympthy and to understand us more.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Bad and Good things come along

I do not know how to cook 3 cheeses melt. And I am so worry that I will burn the berger buns when I cook it.

Many people have different ways of cooking berger. I can not follow all of them. Mae teached me different way to cook. She is a great lady. I really like her. I feel like she is the best of all. She always smile and respect everyone. That is very nice of her. Whenever I make a mistake, she said that, you will learn.

My supervisor told me that, do not let thing scare you. You will be okay.

1) learn different ways of cooking berger
2) You will learn ( this word give me strenth to try hard and be good at cooking)
3) Fried

I know that no one is perfect, but why am I the one who make a lot of mistake? I wish not to make any mistake again in the grill area.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lucky or unlucky

No experiences in the work field, I am lucky that my co-workers are kind and nice to me expecially my supervisor.

I don't know why I forget to put ham when I cook omelt and add oil on the buns when I cook hamberger. In addtional, not very good at cooking 3 cheeses melt. I am so sorry for the lady I cooked for this morning. I do not know whether she likes it or not.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Good news and Bad life

People said, it is good to pay the tax to the government. Mean the government can take care of the administaion fee, use the budget for the infrastruture and help low income family with some basic need. And again once you are retired, the government will take care of you and give you monthly support which we all know as PENSION.

If you study the government tax system, starting in January 2010, 2 tax items are increased in bill payment.

Base on the Cricket bill payment, there are 7 tax payment iteams from 2009, and in January 2010 it has 9 items to pay for the tax.

We have

TX state Tax
Austin city tax
Austin MTA
TX Equalization Surc
TX 911 Wireless Serv
Texas Universal Serv
Federal USF Fee

And now we have
TX state Tax
Austin city tax
Austin MTA
TX Equalization Surc
TX 911 Wireless Serv
Texas Universal Serv
Federal USF Fee
Federal TRS Fund
FED Regulatory Fee

I do not know whether it is good or bad. I wish it is a good sign for our future.

When I was in Burma, I had leant that we were forced to pay tax to the Armed groups, SPDC, but in return we get back nothing.

In Burma know as Myanmar, if the government increase the salary to the government employee, not other dialy worker nor self employ then you come to know that the price in the marketing will increase. As a daily worker, your salary is not increase, but you have to follow the flow of the increase marketing price as same as the government employee.

Is it the same idea that, the goverment double the fund for the new arrival refugee and increase tax items?

I do not go to school. I do not study much. I love to read and like to write. When something come into my mind, I really want to write then I login to my blog then I start to write. I sometime worry that I will make a mistake. But, I determind myself to write a lot. I plan to go back to school when I have a chance. After that, I will come back and read my blog and the idea that I have written before I study.

I want to request my friends and other who has read my blog, please kindly give me a comment both my idea and the grammer.

Taxation comes from socialist idea. Taxation comes out off your salary, bill payment and purchasing stuff. Tax is everywhere in everything.

Wow, I do not know how to end it. Politic is very difficult to understand. I want to say something a lot more, but I don't know how to express it in word as my vocab and English is to much poor compare with others.

Comment please!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

You Are The One

In your life you might meet so many men. Always know that, there is a speical one for you. You will meet him at the right time and in the perfect life frame.
But you may never know, when.
I had found him. It was like a dream to me. I do not think that there will be a man for a girl like me in this world. But I was wrong when I met him.
Both him and I, had passed a very terrible life time. Tear, sadness and loneliness was with us for so many months until we recovered.
After all, we have reach the life with full of happiness and very glad that we have each other.

Monday, January 25, 2010

For The One I Love

People said, we are human being. All human being are equal. We are all the same no matter where are you from, what do you eat, what is your culture.

But when you come into love affair, as an Asian girl from a very remote area(Deep in the jungle) you are not very confidence to express your love to the special man even though you have lived in a foreign country for long. All you do is, you talk to him nicely, call him when you feel he rarely call you. Text him after your work. Look at the gift that you gave you.

The gift represent him even though you know he is not around you. You are happy when you take a look at the gift. The gift that he gave you, it mean a lot for your life and very valueable and you could not compare with any other thing in the world.

Whenever your phone ring, you wish it is from him. If it is not from him, you do not even want to pick up the phone even it is from your parents. The feeling that you have for him is so specail.

That love that you keep for the one who does not know that you love him it is hard. But I am happy to have him close, talk to him sometime on the phone, text him, exchange gift share our happy time.

Let me keep my love that I have loved you from the past, today, tomorrow and forever deep insdie my heart. I will live with the love that I have for you. I promise not to disturbe you. But I am hoping very much that you love me in return. If you do so, I will be the luckiest girl in this world to have won the love from the one you have loved since the day we met.

I will help you, can you help me????

While Karen people who resettle to the third country struggle very hard to pay for the rent, utilities bill and many other bill, some even have to move State to State to get a job in order to support their family in the same time, Karen people how left inside Burma, under the military offensive, no food to eat as their rice banks are destroyed, the whole village is burnt down, villagers are murdered, tortured, being abuse and it is even worse that men are forced to be a porter by the SPDC armed force.

I am going to help you, can you help me in return?