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Eat my pear and dinner too

After my sister and I saw the Japanese movie I Wish, which is about two brothers separated by divorce, we said to one another, “I wonder if Joseph ever wonders what it would be like to have a brother. We have one of … Continue reading

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I Write This For You

And boys, in case you didn’t know it, this song, all of this, this song is for you. This brings me to the greatest influence of my life, my amazing mother, Evelyn. Mom, I know you’re inside those blue eyes … Continue reading

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A Quick Soup Usually Reserved For Camping

The closest thing I have as reference for cooking on the fly with shortcuts is my dad cooking at a camp site, or in hotel rooms for road trips. Otherwise, at home when my siblings and I came home from … Continue reading

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Chalkboard Art & Childhood Art Classes: A Portrait Of Siblinghood

  “ Before the world existed, before it was populated, and before there were wars and jobs and colleges and movies and clothes and opinions and foreign travel — before all of these things there had been only one person, … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Yearned? My Sister’s 13-Year Obsession With Faye Wong

When my sister Joyce was 13, she heard Chinese popstar Faye Wong singing “Easily Hurt Woman” on a CD compilation of Chinese pop music.  “Cheesy, but interesting,” she thought.    The year was 1999.  Faye had just released Only Love … Continue reading

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