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Life in Canada

Karen and Canadian - Bwe Doh Soe

Time 1:45


Well, I, right now, I feel like I’m becoming more like a half of Canadian I guess, because I get, because I’ve been here long enough to adopt the culture now, so. But, maybe if you were asking those questions earlier, like two years or three, I would answer differently. But now day, it’s just such a very, because I get so much involved in the Canadian also—Canadian, um, the organisation, and those kind of stuff. So, it’s, you’re kind of, like, yeah, it just, I am sometime—I am missing, missing half of the, my Karen culture. I am missing those stuff. But, because, we, because of what I do every day, it’s more likely a norm group doing every day. It’s like you are kind of like losing it, but one of the main things, like I say, we are glad to able to keep—that was one of the main things—maybe crossing the arms or those kind of—maybe not able to using any more, but if we, as long as we can stay—keep our culture alive, by promoting our culture through the project on the language, and those kind of stuff. I think if we are—because everybody have their own commitment to this country, because they have their own thing to do. And if they’re able to focus in a half of their culture, I think it such a—it would be really, really amaze to me, because most, many of the people who Karen—many of the Karen people who live here, also they are totally forget about the Karen culture. And, you know, they don’t even, they wanted to live as an, they want to live as an Canadian, you know, as a people. But I think it’s good to see, then, half of the people are still practising through all those thing, you know.

Oral History 13.11.23BDS with Bwe Doh Soe
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21