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"And we were saved on the fifth day by a big German merchant ship which took us to a refugee camp in Malaysia, and we were there for around three months before Australia says - come to Australia. And we're very glad that happened. So often, we heard Mum and Dad say - what a great country. How good is this place? And the other thing - kids, as you grow up, do as much as you can to give back to this great country and to give back to others less fortunate. And so, that's how Mum and Dad taught us to fit in. "

ANH, DO - The Happiest Refugee

"Give it a crack and see what happens. And if you fail... celebrate, because at least you know you're sailing near the edge of your capacity! "


"Why am I the happiest refugee? Look, I'm a kid with a family with not really very much can arrive here with nothing and um, have everything really, that you need to have a happy life. "

ANH, DO - The Happiest Refugee