Relationship: Im/migrant

 My parents immigrated from Bangladesh in the 1980s. My sister and I were born and raised in New York City. I always heard stories about what Bangladesh was like when my parents lived there. They even told me stories of the things they did with their families while they were growing up. Some of those stories included my grandparents which I find the most interesting because I never had the chance to meet them. When I went to visit Bangladesh with my family a couple years ago, which we went after fifteen years, it was a different and unique experience. I saw things that I would not normally see in New York. For instance, when you enter restaurants and malls, you have to go through metal detectors and a security check. Also, most roads do not have traffic lights. The traffic congestion beats New York City as well. 

Place(s): New York

– Jarin Rahman

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant