"I would like to say, that it worked out for me. I had tremendous support from my parents, brother and Mehlika’s family, to whom I simply owe my life. They are the Catalyst for our migration journey to Australia."
Publication Date - 25/10/2021 - When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, it also hit the world's ability to travel. Where we'd been a closely interconnected globe, we suddenly became pockets of isolated groups of humans.
Like many Aussies, my heritage is from all sorts of places. While my father’s family is a mix of indigenous and convict ancestors, my mother’s parents came out to Australia in the late 1950s as the classic “10 pound poms”.
Like many 2nd generation Vietnamese Australians, my parents were refugees from Vietnam in the late 70’s. I was born in Palawan, a tiny island in the Philippines at the refugee camp where my parents stayed.