Culture

It's almost Chinese New Year! This year, the lunar new year falls on February 16th. 2018 is the year of the dog, according to the Chinese zodiac, which repeats every twelve years. Even though China is beginning to incorporate more and more Western customs and holidays, Chinese New Year is still the...
Unlike my husband's family, who has been in the U.S. (and North Carolina) for generations, my parents were the first people (that we know of) to immigrate to the United States from our family. I like to joke with my husband that I'm a "pure blood" (lame Harry Potter reference), unlike...
There are over 45,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. That's more than McDonald's, Burger King, and KFC combined. The majority of these restaurants offer very similar looking and tasting food, even though these restaurants are independently owned and operated. I grew up in a household where my mother only cooked...

Tour of China

Even though I was born in China, I moved to the U.S. at the age of four, and I have no memories of living there as a child. Aside from my parents and my brother, all of our family is still residing in China, so we don't get to...
The author, Amy Chua, and I have a lot in common. We are both Chinese-American women with respectable careers, married to American men, and born to parents who immigrated from China to America. Now that I am a parent, I am also able to relate that aspect of her...
Wife, mother, and career-driven woman. Navigating the crazy adventure that life is taking us on.