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On being ABC (part 2/2): The past and future of Asian “Tiger Parenting”

ABC: American-born Chinese. A term widely used to refer to American citizens of Chinese descent, excluding first-generation immigrants.  Thanks to Amy Chua, the Tiger Parent has become a cultural trope discussed to death, yet only more recently have I seen … Continue reading

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As I type this sentence, I am sitting in my bedroom. A small bedroom in a small apartment which is in turn part of a large student housing complex. The semi-curated wine and craft beer assortment and the growing literature collection … Continue reading

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Vanishing degrees of separation

Throughout the past few years, there have been occasional moments when I stopped to think to myself, “Wow, so I’m really an adult now.” When I no longer needed a parent signature to get a piercing, and instead pulled out … Continue reading

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You make me feel like I’m living a teenage dream

Like many (most) people, I went through that phase in middle school and maybe the first year or two of high school. You know, that phase, when you’re body’s full of weird hormones, your friends change faster than your favorite … Continue reading

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