Day 14: Ian interviews Yaoping, a 51 year old migrant construction worker from China about working at his age and why he does it.
Many thanks to Ken for helping us with all the Chinese interviews, Ching Yi and Paul for submitting your translations. You guys are awesome!
Made By Migrants needs your help!
Edit: We’ve got the translations done! Watch the video here.
We’re trying to release our last interview with Yaoping, a Chinese construction worker, but we’re coming up against some translation problems. Since his accent is a little strong at some points in the interview, we’re having difficulties deciphering what he’s trying to say. You can help by viewing the video at this link and translating what he says at the six points we’ve marked out. Then you can either send your translations for the lines in the comments section of the video or by emailing us at email@example.com. We’ll be sure to credit for your help. Thanks! -The Made By Migrants Team
Today is Migrants day and Migrant Voices have organised an event which is along a similar vein to the project. Whilst the project initially for us is coming to a close as we depart from Singapore, we are hoping that the conversation we have hopefully helped start will carry on. We are speaking to a few organisations that are interested in taking over the site. This for us makes us very proud and we hopefully will have created something of true value for the community.
Please look out Yeuping’s video his accent is pretty tough and is taking a bit longer than expected but it should be up today. As should news on the longevity of the project.
Day 13: Ian interviews Jiefei, 25, his fellow migrant construction worker from Jiangsu in China about coming to Singapore and his love, concern and commitment for his family back home.
Note: He comes from the same place as Junsheng, who we interviewed earlier here.
Day 12: Ian interviews Samy, a 24 year old Indian driver working in Singapore about his parents, his bride-to-be in India and what he wants for his children in the future.
Many thanks to Prashant from Migrant Voices for translation during the interview.
Day 11: Ian spends Sunday with Tatuporn and his friends after church eating fresh barbecued fish caught from the river.
The bridge that they’re fishing under is the same one they ate dinner under the week before in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-iVJSwyy3o
Day 10: Ian and his dorm mates have a Saturday night of dinner, drinks, a chat and a laugh with the help of Straits Times reporter and translator Samuel He.
This is song Yueping talks about in the video: http://youtu.be/KNWqU0CEz9w