Field Trips

Weekly Reflection XI

Migrant workers who are poor, work in factories in China and are risking injuries to make goods or the putting together parts of the beginning of a good. These people do the same thing over and over again 12 hours every day. They are treated really badly. Factory companies don’t need people who have a good education. The amount of money everybody has in China is not balanced, some people are very poor and very rich. This also relates to in-equality because if parents were registered as farmers, their children would be registered as farmers as well. It would be very hard to change your residency, people with the residency would not have the same rights as to people from the city.

Field Trip to Asbury

On Friday, a few classes, including mine went to Asbury for a field trip. Asbury is an organisation that helps people that are living in subdivided homes in Hong Kong. When we got there, a man talked about subdivided homes, He new a lot about it because he was actually living in a industrial building. He said, there were no toilets and a space to cook his meals, so he ate outside and walked to public toilets. After that, we were in groups and had a instructor each to guide us where to go, to buy toilet paper and food and lead us to the apartments where the poor families lived. When we got to their home, we gave the mother all the stuff from the market. She was very thankful, we saw one of her children, he was a five year old boy that was playing a game on her phone. She had 3 more children who were at school, the home was very small.

1. What are the most important furniture for you? (Name three items)
– Fridge

– Sink

– Table
2. What are the most important electrical appliances for you? (Name
three items)
– Microwave

– Lights

– Air con
3. Is it available to place all the above items in subdivided unit?
– no, because the electrical appliances might explode
4. Imagine that if you live in the subdivided unit, how to make use of the
space to place those kinds of items? What is your tradeoff?

– I would only buy the most needed items and make things out of hand, like pillows, blankets and clothes

5. What are the differences between your home and the subdivided unit?
-There is little space to put things and you could hurt yourself easily, compared to normal apartments
6. How do you feel about this visiting experience?

– I think it was a really fun field trip to experience to have
7. What would you do to serve our community to be a better place?
– I would take action and go to other subdivided units and do the samething

Pok Fu Lam Village Field Trip

Hi, Yesterday we went to Pok Fu lam Village to learn about how people live in a small community. We saw market stalls, Restaurants, The dairy farm staff quarters (which is covered in green netting), Wall graffiti, Cartoon exit signage, cultivated crops, metal boxes and the house numbering method. If you ever go there keep a look out for The Dragon’s museum (on the roadside), The Bo gong Shrine, the hay silo, Li (ling) Pagoda and the silver dragon head spouting water (at the top of the village). I think that it is really cool that they have their own little village there. The government wants to knock it down but it is the last village

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