“I don’t want to say ‘hi’ to people at school,” I said. “What if they don’t say ‘hi’ back to me?”

“Well, when we do nice things, we should do them without expecting anything in return,” said Auntie Guan, looking … more »

Summer rain dripped down, thinning the air. Although it was a warm day, the fried Chinese cruller dipped in hot soy milk made for a refreshing breakfast. The soup dumplings and hot tea were another welcome and complementary pairing. We … more »

Personal Taxonomy by Peter KS Yu

Tamagawa Kanjin. This was my father’s name. He told me that Tamagawa is Japanese for marble river. Such a conflicted meaning–marble does not flow. Other translations, jewel river and bullet river, are just as poetic and unclear. But … more »

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