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Interview With Our Parents, Who Have Been Dating For 45 Years

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A few years ago, my sisters and I interviewed our parents for a new feature, which shared insights of married couples, on the wedding website Snippet and Ink. Below is their interview, in its entirety, which I had not read in almost a couple years. Now that I’m married, their stories are even more special to… Read More ›

Religion »

A Filipino Tradition: Lucky Thirteen Fruits

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I don’t know the exact meaning behind this Filipino New Year’s Eve tradition of thirteen round fruits, though I assume that like the polka dots on our clothes and food on our table, they’re supposed to bring in wealth and prosperity. Every New Year, my family and I have a bowl at our table. (Do a… Read More ›

Friendship »

Interview With Our Parents, Who Have Been Dating For 45 Years

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A few years ago, my sisters and I interviewed our parents for a new feature, which shared insights of married couples, on the wedding website Snippet and Ink. Below is their interview, in its entirety, which I had not read in almost a couple years. Now that I’m married, their stories are even more special to… Read More ›

Immigration »

Our Honeymoon in Paris — With My Kid Sister

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As a Filipino immigrant in the United States, my refrain with my family has been, This is beautiful. I wish you were here. Every time I get on a plane, I check out the maps in the back of in-flight magazines and trace my finger across the pages, sliding past time zones. Though I know… Read More ›

Interracial dating »

When Your White Ally Is Your Husband

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NB: Eight days ago, I was on the way to the annual National Independent School Association (NAIS) People of Color Conference, which was held in Indianapolis. The eight students and five faculty members with whom I traveled had a 40-minute layover in Detroit, Michigan. The moment we deplaned, a TV announced the breaking news: the… Read More ›

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