Business co-owner Rho and Rice

Where are you from?


What was it like growing up?

I grew up in Bangkok which is a big crown and very busy in Thailand

Why did you choose Cleveland?

I came here for to get my Master’s degree.

What were your first thoughts about coming to America? Did those change?

In the beginning I was thinking just have new experience and for school but everything change when I will have my own family here in the USA so I stayed to open the business.

What challenges did you face as an immigrant transitioning here?

The hardest thing is living on my own no family no one who I can talked with closely. So I have to learn how to take care of myself without someone around.

What traditions or customs do you continue to practice?

I continue doing thai traditional which is hardly to do like going to thai temple and pray.

How have Clevelanders made you feel welcomed?

Yes its very nice here including people they are very nice and welcome me and my family

What do you love about Cleveland?

It’s very nice place. I like the place that not too crowd and too quiet.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Cleveland?

I don’t have much time to do things but I can tell that since I’ve been here about 10 years CLEVELAND is my home now. I have friends, a husband and my 2 kids so I love everywhere in CLEVELAND.

Why is it important to travel abroad?

Yes I think it is important. You will learn lots of thing from everywhere over the world.