You would never want to put someone in that dark room of sadness; with that little monster that tells them they’re not worth getting out of bed. Think about the people who love you. Call them.

Growing up in an Asian family can be quite difficult sometimes, especially if your elders follow the traditional way of thinking very strictly. We are taught to follow and uphold our traditions. Some of these traditions can be as simple as not wearing black to family gatherings, to something as complicated as the ceremonies that we must do before getting married.

I still am not sure if I was crying more at his death, or for the fact that I allowed him to pass away without giving him a chance to know me and I, him.