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Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area

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My American Beginning: Learning a New Language, Seeing A Future

New America Media, Blog/Review, Andrew Lam Aug 01, 2013

For years, on my writing desk sat a framed little card, yellow with age, and it told of my American beginning. It's a picture of a sloop, and under it the word "Sailboat" is written. Mr. Kaeselau, my first teacher in America, gave it to me along with a deck of similar cards many decades ago when I was in 7th grade, and fresh from Vietnam.

Tragedy and Hope: One Pacific Islander Reflects on API Month

May 31, 2012

Yesterday, my younger cousin Sana, who I consider like my baby sister, told me while intoxicated and leaving for a funeral, "Jean, you have to put your necklace in my coffin when I die because it always reminds me...

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