Category Archives: Relationships

Father’s Grief

“Our baby boy passed away today, three years ago.  Shall we do something?” she asked expectantly. “I do not like these sorts of things.” Then, he walked away. What kind of father would refuse to mourn his son? She stormed … Continue reading

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Having Second Thoughts?

She sat across from him, sipping the last drips of coffee.   As she leaned over, she asked, “What do you think about our new life?” “What do you mean?” He asked. “You know,” she said. “You moved job because of … Continue reading

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Save Myself

Jane, a close friend of mine since college, is a mother of three. Her first child is already in her teens and through her second marriage, she has two kids, a three year old and 7 month old. These days, … Continue reading

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It Is Your Decision

When my little cousin, Xuan, was born, I was excited. He was a beautiful child with big eyes, long eyelashes, and silky skin. I used to gaze at him in his baby carrier for a long time and thought he … Continue reading

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Exit

I arrived early, and picked the same seat in the café and sat down.   Everything was the same, the décor, the smell. A year and an half ago, three of us gathered here for the 1st time, right after we … Continue reading

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Role Reversal

The nurse came out the waiting room said, “Jasmine, your husband is ready for you.”   I followed her footsteps and asked, “How is he doing?” “He is OK. Resting.” I opened the curtain to see him. His face was pale, … Continue reading

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To Tell or Not To Tell?

Over the summer, my father in-law has developed a keen interest in famers’ market; the lively plaza and neatly laid out fresh fruits and vegetables makes his heart racing for next cooking ideas. When he walked around, picking out fresh … Continue reading

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Dancing Bosom

There is no place on this planet like summer days at farmers’ market: As the sun kisses tanned faces, we take a bite into earth’s wholesomeness — It is heavenly! A voice calling me behind, “Jasmine!” I turn around and am … Continue reading

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Invasion

Scrub, scrub, scrub I better get this house sparkling clean, The in-laws are coming; Scrub, scrub, scrub I will like their cooking and laugh at their jokes, Just do not ask me about their grandson; Scrub, scrub, scrub I will … Continue reading

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Exploded Like A Firecracker

It was a peaceful Saturday morning, waiting for Joo preparing brunch. He had his favorite family show on, while he was cooking and taking his sweet time. That is the thing he does, cooking and watching TV, multitasking. Occasionally he … Continue reading

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