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This is Najur and Bobby, they are Indians and have been living in Hong Kong for almost a year. In the day, they scour the streets of Kowloon touting fake watches to taking out garbage to channel the little money that they make back home. Officially, they stay at the infamous Chungking's Mansions but I found them sleeping under the veranda of the Victoria Harbor Promenade; for the fresh air they said.

In the age of global economy, we are witnessing displacements of human on a scale that has never been seen in the history of mankind. In Hong Kong on every Sunday, you can find groupings of different nationalities sharing a meal, a laugh, a song, all in a bid to smell, to taste, to feel... home.

The fire in their eyes reminded me of the immigrant ghettos when I first arrived in Canada; the same intensity, the same determination, the same knife's edge look to carve out a better life.

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Additional Photos by Thien Tran (thien) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112)
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