Tag Archive | family

Appreciating small town America

Appreciating small town America

During my time writing for various community newspapers, I like to say that I’ve learned a few things. One: Starting out at smaller publications definitely helps when you’re new in the field — you get a lot more hands-on experience and more one-on-one help and mentoring. Two: Working in a small community means you’re able to build […]

Confessions of an American-born Cambodian

Confessions of an American-born Cambodian

To my fellow Cambodians I just want to say, Suor Sdey Chnam Tmey! Or to my non-Khmer-speaking friends, Happy New Year! Wednesday was the beginning of Cambodian New Year, which ends today, and like pretty much every other Cambodian family in the world, my family has plans this weekend to welcome the Year of the […]

It’s just a given

The following scene took place this morning in our living room: Sister (to me): “Okay, bye.” Me: “Bye.” Little wave. Sister (to Ma): “Bye.” Hugs Ma (mid-hug): “Bye.” Opens arms and waves me into the hug. Me: “Nah, that’s okay.” Ma (sternly with that I’m-your-mother-so-do-what-I-say voice): “Come on.” Me (sighing, resigned): “Fine.” Hugs Sister and […]

Dinner, driving and my dad

It’s often said that kids say the darndest things. And while that’s true, I’ve got to say grown ups — especially my parents — have their moments as well. I’ve already paid tribute to both my mom and my dad, but here’s another moment for my dad: Tonight, my parents and I went to dinner at P.F. Chang’s China […]

Come away with me…

Tomorrow I’m traveling down to Los Angeles, Calif. for the 2010 AAJA Convention. I can’t wait! This trip cannot come at a better time. In addition to seeing and spending time with friends I haven’t seen in awhile and hitting up the Career Fair and Expo, I just really need to get away for a […]

Observations of a little sister

When thinking about your relationships with your significant other or your friends, one of the things that often comes to mind is how long you’ve known each other. But you usually don’t think about this when it comes to your family. You don’t think about how long you’ve known your parents or how long you’ve […]

Mama says…

Today is Mother’s Day. And in honor of this day, I dedicate my post to my mother, to whom I owe so much. She’s always been there for me even if she doesn’t approve of my choices, which I know happens quite often (i.e. my chosen career path, occasional choice of clothing, the way I cook, etc.). […]