“With my family, we resettled in Albany, New York, a place we can call home, like all other immigrants and refugees, creating, reflecting a global, diverse cultural hub. I appreciate NY for the opportunities sharing a sense of pride in our Myanmar cultural heritage, feeling of connection in promoting intercultural awareness and the reality in Myanmar.” – Dr. Hnin Wai Lwin Founder and President of Myanmar Multiethnic Sociocultural Association in the Capital Region, NY.
“Albany, the capital of New York State, is the first city where my husband worked. When we arrived in that autumn, we were amazed by its clusters of golden flowers and trees... Albany is not only livable and cultivating, but also allows us who are just starting out to accumulate our efforts and gradually grow in work and family.” – Anna T. Lee
“We moved to the Capital District in Nov. 1976... On our first day driving in to Schenectady... we said to each other, “Two Years Only”. Two years quickly became 47 and I am still in the area.
Happiness and sadness have come and gone. But our hearts and home will remain in NYS forever.” – Anonymous submission
"I was very [young] when I moved to New York... but after I grew up and started to understand how things worked in America, I felt a connection with New York." – Chandra Kadel