NYC 2010, Just the two of us

| June 24, 2010

With three kids in tow, sometimes spending time with one, just one, is such a special gift. Not only do I get to listen to him without interruption but he gets to know me too in a role outside of providing for the needs of the family, as a human being who loves to talk [...]

NYC 2010, Lending a Hand

| June 22, 2010

Jing Wen and I exited a subway and headed for the stairs. Something caught his attention and he slowed down. I noticed everyone else in the subway were also looking at something. I turned but saw nothing. Then I looked on the ground and there on the New York #6 Subway train platform of Canal [...]

NYC 2010, My Brother’s New Life

| June 21, 2010

3 years ago, my brother started dating a girl, his first girlfriend ever. Now they are engaged — this is serious! My brother had been a sensitive and delicate child. He had a rough time as a teenager. Being the older sister and extremely protective, I always worried that something might happen to his heart. [...]

NYC 2010, 2 hours with dad

| June 15, 2010

My dad had Sunday afternoon and Monday morning off of work from Atlantic City, New Jersey, the casino Mecca of the East Coast. Sunday afternoon, my brother-in-law and his family (beloved cousins of my son) were visiting NYC, my father being so shy, I had to come to terms with the fact that I could [...]

NYC 2010, different colors

| June 15, 2010

If someone had told me ten years ago that I’d be back in New York with my, almost 9 year old, son. I’d think they were having me on. And yet, here I am, with my almost nine year old, Jing Wen. The first hour outside of the airport he says to me. “Mom, the [...]