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When one Life Comes to a Halt: Looking for Answers to Place Nobody Knows Your Name

September 5, 2009

When I was younger Life seem so simple and carefree. Now a day, it just got harder to find answers to what, why, how I survives a long standing war, refugee camp and asimilation  to a society:  In order to fit in, but yet some how I feels rejected.

  1. October 22, 2009 11:06 PM

    Sometimes I think we don’t have to fit into the big picture, we just have to create our own little world and find happiness there, it’s hard to keep up with the Jones these days.

    I’m glad that you’re blogging, hope to

    • salalao permalink*
      November 16, 2009 3:33 AM

      I’m not trying to keep up with the Jones, It just that when people surround you don’t understand how you got here and how hard we work to get here and get condemend by peopelwhe envie. Every mistke you make along the way the don’t let go bu even try to pour more salt into an opened wound. I don’t have the energy to keep up with the assult or insult for long.

    • November 16, 2009 4:44 AM

      You should not care how some Joe schmoes from Timbuktu think of where you came from and how you get to where you are. If these people are at your work place bother you, you can chose to ignore, confront, and if that doesn’t work, take it to the higher level.
      Rumor is always going on at work place. If you are in a high position, lower associates going and will talk about you. That is given. People in management deal put up with this everyday.

      On my old blog I have this little catch phrase “the people that never have a mistake never done anything”.

      Live your life, don’t worry about anyone else. I should use a quote from my long time friend. He like to say, “They don’t pay my bills, why should I care about them”.

    • salalao permalink*
      November 19, 2009 6:29 PM

      Thanks for encouragement, every day I get up and try to have a positive attitude. But some how by the end of the day all the negative energy just drain you.

  2. November 2, 2009 4:37 PM

    salalao, which refugee camp did you stayed at? i was in nongkhai camp for about 8 months, we got sponsor by my uncle.

    • salalao permalink*
      November 16, 2009 3:21 AM

      Thanks for visit my blog. I haven’t done much to it. I just been trevel and got got the flu
      Nogkai Thailand, A kan 21. I livwd there for three years before my uncle sponsor us to the U.S.

    • November 17, 2009 5:25 AM

      salalao, I hope you feel better by now. Wow!! I was A Kan 9, If my memory is correct. When the camp caught on fire, I was right there where it started it.

      As far as fitting this strange land. It helps a lot that I live in California, people here are used to seeing all kind of race.

  3. November 3, 2009 2:27 AM

    Interesting view. How about don’t try to fit in and instead be yourself and find a middle ground.

    • salalao permalink*
      November 16, 2009 3:27 AM

      Sometime being middle ground don’t really get us going anywhere. I’ m talking about career ladder. Sometime good promotion job here. I feel like right there is nowhere to go and I just get frustrated.

  4. November 18, 2009 4:45 AM

    I understand. Sometimes, I feel like that also. I try not to think about it much.

    “assimilated to the American society”

    I haven’t completely done that. I, too, feel rejected. But it doesn’t matter.

    • salalao permalink*
      November 18, 2009 4:50 AM

      Thanks for the visit. Ha Ha funny how you put it “American Society (AS)” I do belong to one of the American Society that is recognized around the world, AS of Microbiology.

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