Domestic Helper Is a Step to Her Big Dream

Domestic Helper Is a Step to Her Big Dream

By BUN SOPHAL HONG KONG – Like many Filipinos in Hong Kong, a seemingly emaciated-face Jennylyn Orodio sits laid-back on a bench, crunching her snack and chatting with her lady friend in one late Sunday evening in Kowloon City Park. She has been working here for...
A Mother Needs To Be Understood

A Mother Needs To Be Understood

By JENNEY ZHANG HONG KONG -Elisa Dasalla went into pieces after heard what her 13-year-old daughter said before she hung up the phone one night.  “All my classmates have a mother, but I don’t,” her daughter said.   That scene happened four years ago, and Dasalla cried...