A fine mask. And normally, a bald-faced lie.
The next time you see someone greeting a little girl, pay attention to what they say to her.
Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” + a little girl + her dad = a much needed few minutes of adorable happiness for you to watch and smile at.
Life continues on in my world, with classes and homework and activities. Life here does not stop for death.
7. He or she will definitely be judged by how much they eat.
I’ve dated before, been in relationships, broken hearts, had my heart broken, lost a best friend. But this heartbreak is different. This heartbreak is the kind where your whole being just shatters into a million pieces.
“I thought jie jie was a vegetarian,” I whisper to my father. My cousin insists on treating her parents, my father, and me to a Japanese hot pot dinner to celebrate our return to Nantou.
Seeing the strongest women you know break down and ask you to help her with something very simple, like going to the bathroom, is one of the hardest things you will ever experience.
It’s the funny, unexpected twist of parenting. You kids come into our lives. Helpless. Dependent. And along with that we are given a feeling of value and importance because we are needed.
For some reason, my iPhone asks if I would like to connect to a network called “HOME” whenever I am in one of Manhattan’s most expensive neighborhoods.