Foreign Life Hard! 'Kotch' at People House; Bathe in Public Bathrooms

After leaving Jamaica for a week-long vacation in the US back in 2012, she now regret taking the advice from her friend who encouraged her to run off.

The life thought to be a bed of roses turned out to be a bed with thorns.

"After she boost mi up and mi follow har and go up there, she abandon me," she said.

"Bwoi, to how mi see it, never tek boost up from people because afta a month and she see seh mi cya get no job, she put mi out.

Mi seh to har seh: 'Look how you mek mi come up here and you know mi nuh have nowhere to go and you a do this to me', and she seh mi need fi fend for myself," she said.

Since then, she has been on the street or 'kotching' with co-workers.

She didn't return to Jamaica immediately because she wanted to try and make things work since she was already there.

"Mi did wah try mi luck but it better mi did go a mi yaad. Mi stay a one man yaad and him nearly rape mi.

Mi go at a house weh mi get robbed and mi stay pan the street where mi even affi bus a tidy inna a bathroom," she said.

Five years later, things got no easier or better, now she is frustrated and wants to come home.

"Yuh see because the people dem at the place where mi work know mi nuh have no social security and mi cya complain, the people dem pay mi what dem want and when dem want, and mi cya bada no more. As bad as Jamaica be, mi nah get treated so," she said.

Not having an interest in marrying to get citizen status, she is calling it quits and wish to come home even if it means losing her visa.

"Mi a come home man. If dem tek mi visa a so because this is no place to be. Mi learn mi lesson and no friend cya boost mi up fi do nothing again," she said.

"I wouldn't encourage anyone to run off to the US, worst follow friend, base on my experience."

"Mi wouldn't tell nobady fi run weh a baxide. Up yah too hard," she said.




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