Episode #5: “Finding love in America. Are You the One?”

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  Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #5  (15 minutes) Finding Love in America: Are You the One? What do you look for when you are seeking “the one?” Since I began dating seriously in my 30s, I found myself often…

Episode #4: “Finding Love in America: Reality Bites”

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Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #4  (10 minutes) Finding Love in America: Reality Bites What do you look for when you are seeking “the one?” I believe the answer lies mainly in when you are looking and why. When…

Episode #3: “Living Your Father’s Dream?”

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Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #3  (10 minutes) For more of my conversation with Richard, DOWNLOAD here. (30 minutes) Living Your Father’s Dream? If you are a parent, what does your child’s name say about you? In America, most…

Episode #2: “The Girl with a Camera”

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Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #2  (11 minutes) For more of my conversation with Muyi, DOWNLOAD here. (30 minutes) About Muyi Xiao Muyi Xiao first caught my eye with her urgently captivating photo collection titled “Married Young.” It’s a…

Episode #1: “Made in China Robot turned Creative Human”

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Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #1  (13 minutes) For more of my conversation with Mojia, DOWNLOAD here. (30 minutes) About Mojia Shen I saw Mojia Shen for the first time in a YouTube video G(irls) 2015 summit after a friend…

One in a Billion – A New Podcast

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Welcome to “One in a Billion” –  Coming next Sunday July 24th A 16 year-old girl from Hebei province decides to come to America after spending nine years at a Chinese army youth school. She is 21 years old now. A rising junior…

Sorry…Women only

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I first encountered the women-only subway section in Tokyo. Before going to Tokyo, I have heard many bizarre and alarming stories about sexual harassment occurring in both workplaces and public places such as the subway or bus, so I was…

How Are You?

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I still remember the day I arrived in this country. It was August 21, 2015. I will never forget it. The 25-hour flight didn’t wear me down or refrain me from being melodramatic. As soon as my feet touched the…

Making My Own Choice

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During the third week of my internship at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, our department organized a baby shower for a female economist who is going to give birth to her baby next month. Almost everyone in the research…

Why This Time Of Year Makes Me Think Ahead and Back?

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This year, the New England winter did not seem to end until the Yale underclassmen moved out. The good weather, of course, was reserved only for the commencement and the reunion weekends. Besides warm temperatures, the three weeks that follow…

A father’s love — like mountain, like water.

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Going abroad might be a carefree vacation for you, but to my family, it is a huge deal. My father will kowtow in front of the Bodhisattva and pray for my upcoming traveling a week before I leave, and my…

Are You Ready for Marriage?

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Recently, a 24-year-old Chinese girlfriend of mine complained that her parents are setting up 相亲 (“blind dates”) for her and making her attend even though she is reluctant. Usually, these single guys are introduced to her parents by their relatives,…