Anne does everything, from serving tables, selling goods, even carrying luggage at night.
At first glance, the house where Nihi’s family lives looks as warm and full as any other family. Parents and children live together peacefully, washing clothes all day long. On the clothes drying pole, several dozen perfectly washed and ironed clothes are waiting to be delivered to customers.
I lift the heavy stuff and let my mom carry the light stuff
The conversation had just begun when the guests were startled by a sudden scream. That scream came from Nihi’s younger brother, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sometimes still screams in the same way. And the whole family is addicted to it.
in scholarship application relay for school Register with Newspaper YouthNihi wrote about her family situation: “My parents do laundry at home, their condition is very bad. My father’s health has gradually weakened, so in addition to my main job, my Mom has to work part-time for other people. What should I hire?”
Those few short summary lines are the whole story that in those heart-to-heart moments, Ai Ni talked, like a movie moving slowly but the whole journey was not smooth.
Those were the days when Nee and her mother would drive each other from District 11 to Tan Tao Industrial Park to work.
Mother and daughter worked as porters in a warehouse. Because people had already booked full capacity for the morning shift, only 8 hours of night shift was left for the mother-daughter duo.
At 6:00 pm, when people returned home and finished the working day, the 12th grade student at the Center for Continuing Education – Vocational Education District 11 and her mother started traveling to earn a living, to meet their living expenses. Earn money to do. living. Even though the work shift starts at 7:00 pm and continues until 2:00 am the next morning, because their home is so far away, mother and daughter often leave home at 6:00 pm to start the shift on time. Are going.
For each hour of porter’s work, Nhi is paid 28,000 VND. “The warehouse is very big. Whenever someone asks me to carry something, we both carry it. Mom is getting older and her strength is getting weaker, so I always ask her to carry small things. The big and heavy things are my share “I” – said Nhi.
The work is hard, every time I want to go to the bathroom or leave the work area, I have to ask permission because the rules say so. To have enough strength to work, Nihi and her mother packed rice to eat. But many nights I was so tired that I couldn’t even swallow rice.
However, it was a rare moment for mother and daughter to sit next to each other and relax amidst the crowd of people moving back and forth in the warehouse.
Everyone has a place to return to
She chose to study software applications because Anne had long loved information technology. Probably when I was about 8 years old. I still remember, Nihi knew of some internet shops that asked people for old CPUs and then used to set up and assemble them.
When he has time, the new student looks for free courses on soft skills and professional knowledge to save money and improve himself.
Sitting next to her daughter, Ms Truong Ngoc Thuy Tien – Nihi’s mother – claimed: “Nihi is always studying and self-studying because she loves learning. My husband and I both suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoarthritis. is suffering, our youngest son is “I am also sick. It’s really hard, but I don’t want to tell you that your parents make very little money now, so you should drop out of school” – Mrs. Tien left her sentence incomplete, two tears streaming down her cheeks.
Ai Ni clearly knows what her family’s situation is. You never complained to your parents, you kept quietly studying and working, fulfilling your dreams. Nihi said that his biggest dream in life is to be able to work at Intel, a place he has heard many people talking about and has also researched.
But more deeply, the 18-year-old girl wanted to find a good job with an income to help her mother realize both her dream and the constant grief that her mother had always kept hidden. This means having money to take my mother back to her hometown for a visit because for four Tet holidays, she has not been able to return to her hometown, even though she lives in Vinh Long, which is very far away. Not there.
Partly because of the back and forth, the cost of having the opportunity to return home from time to time is high, so staying in the city day after day to earn a living is eliminated all day. Partly because the youngest son clings to his mother.
“Mother always looks forward to her hometown. Once she heard that her grandparents were sick, she cried a lot but couldn’t go home. People say that everyone has a place to return to, but for them It is not easy to return home with the pain of missing your hometown.” – Ai Ni expressed her feelings.
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