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Japanese-American New Years

母の家族は曽祖父が伝統を始めた頃から大きいお正月パーティーを行なっています。私の曽祖父はヤマトトラベルの創設者として、一年に一回家族全員と誘われた友達が集まって、人数が多ければ多いほどビジネスを繁盛させると信じていました。家族は一般的な日本のお正月の伝統に従わないんですが、自分の特別な日系アメリカ人の伝統を始めて、今日はそのお正月の伝統について書きたいと思っています。My mom’s side of the family has been putting on their big New Years party since my great-grandpa started the tradition. He was the founder of… 525 more words

Japanese

Explaining the Face of My American Boyfriend

In the past five years, I’ve lived a life different from the life of a typical Montenegrin. I’ve traveled, succeeded academically and professionally, and grown to be an opinionated and loud individual. 1,420 more words

Montenegro

Review: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Things my teenage cousin likes:

  • reading (her favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye)
  • flitting from crush to crush, with 100% sincerity every time…
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Wrestling 

It’s been over a week since I started this blog with a determination to come out. Except, I keep going back and forth in my mind about being gay. 687 more words

Asian American

How To Say Yes To Fear

In 2016, I started a morning journaling process which involves setting aside a few minutes every morning to reflect on a set of questions.  One of the questions I ask myself is, “what is stressing me out and what can I do to stop this?”  This is a technique borrowed from Tim Ferriss ( 1,035 more words

Asian American

native speaker

a cultural difference in love; a gap that not only cannot be crossed but is mistaken for its antithesis

a forcing of an identity: one which I do not want, one which I am born into and out of, one that I will never escape and so: I must embrace it, turn it inside out, understand… 178 more words

Poem Up at Calamus Journal

My poem, “Palinode (sol, ischemia, night)” is up at issue 3 of Calamus Journal.

Poetry