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Terbang dan Mengangkasa
“Di mana bumi dipijak, di situ langit di junjung tinggi” or “Where the earth is trodden, there the sky is held high”.
Who knew that the gift of luck would be accompanied by so many unknowns—definitely not the elderly church ladies.
The "Batik" Polemic at the 2022 G20 Bali Summit
The 2022 G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, was successfully held on November 15–16, 2022 and marked the end of President Joko Wido presidency.
Tea in a Nutshell: More Than Just a Beverage
It is not merely a beverage but an embodiment of a cultural process that happens in each region...
Cultural Connections: How Transracial Adoptees Celebrate Lunar New Year
For Chinese transracial adoptees, the celebration of the Lunar New Year looks slightly different than the 1.5 billion people celebrating.
my mother’s biggest fear is that we’ll become you
My mother all but cut off contact with my grandfather, so I never knew him outside the secondhand childhood stories, anger, and sadness.
Lucky Girl Syndrome
"“Ở hiền gặp lành” is a phrase I grew up with. It translates to "good things will meet good people”. "
Maybe it’s human nature to migrate. To drift from one person to become closer to another.
Understanding the Love I Deserved
"“I love you” had to be said for the relationship to work, and for that, I questioned my parents’ love for me."
Lions Dancing in the New Year
And of course, no Chinese New Year parade is complete without the iconic golden-scarlet lion dances that frolic in the streets.
Women Taking Back Their Stories
March contained great wins for the Asian community at the Oscars; it also commemorates International Women's Day & the legacy of Ruan Lingyu
"she taught me that cooking is a kind of magic / a frenzy of sweat and love and work."
To My Grandfather
You lived through the Japanese Imperial Rule and the Chinese Civil War. But a heart attack was enough to take you down.
BeFake: The Death of Genuine Connections
Coming to college and basically having to make friends again gave me a new approach to how I see two things: authenticity and kindness.
I wake up to July, water-bloated on the bed next to me and I know, going home has never been impossible until now...
"West District had a superhero. Because, apparently, superheroes were real. Min would get a headache if she kept thinking about this."
Quarter Life Crisis
MAY 2021 A scream erupts from Max’s throat. He won the lottery! Well, the next best thing. Max reads the first words of the email again:...
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