We watch droplets race down the windshield, listen to the rain strike the roof of her little blue Honda, and feel the heater on full-blast rushing at our feet just the way we like it.
We all want to be Cinderella who gets swept off her feet by the hot prince; we want to live in the royal castle, right? Needless to say, my grandma was encouraged to downplay, not preserve her Chinese culture.
Chevron shopping started like this: One day my mother suddenly realized that she had maxed out almost every credit card, and we needed groceries for the week. To me, I was just going to work at a place where I loved both the work and the people I worked with. Good tears, though. Although words have long been established, their conventional definitions leave us with meanings decomposed and never restored.
My generation learned in school that culture was something to celebrate and something necessarily foreign.
If you have printed copies of the essays, distribute them to students to read aloud. I hated going to sleep knowing I had to wake up to another day. They are the women, displaced workers, activists, politicians, and artists.