Happy Year of the Rooster! In lieu of the lunar holiday and working on the final edits of American Panda, I wanted to take a moment to talk about how grateful I am for this book. It brought me closer to my mother and led to my hearing previously unshared stories about her, her upbringing, … Continue reading Happy Lunar New Year!
The season of red envelopes, ancestral offerings, and this year, monkeys. Growing up, my favorite part of Chinese New Year was the red envelopes, which usually contained a crisp twenty dollar bill. Now, my favorite part is the food. I enjoy fish on New Year’s not because the Chinese word for fish is a homonym … Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!