When I was a teenager, my mom went to see a Hmong psychic. He told her that her first-born had a problem with his/her health. And since he didn’t know if my mom’s first-born was a daughter or a son, he wanted to talk to my mom’s first-born. So, a week afterwards, my mom took… Continue reading Hmong psychics: Are they real?
It’s Hmong New Year season. I call it a “season” because Hmong New Year starts in mid-October to the first week of January. I guess, you can say that it’s like the county fairs where every county has its own fair. Every county (provided that the Hmong community has money) hosts a new year. I… Continue reading The problem with Hmong New Years
Hmong kids grow up way too fast. It is because our parents expect us to just let go of our childish ways (by the time puberty hits) and take on a whole bunch of responsibilities that they themselves are either too busy for or don’t want to have. Hmong parents have the mindset that since… Continue reading Hmong children: Growing up way too fast
Domestic violence, who experiences it these days? Oh no. Not my family, not my friends, and especially not me. I mean, only poor people in the ghetto beat each other up. They don’t have class like me. I’m too good to be affected by domestic violence. I have a job. I have a house. I… Continue reading Domestic violence: The topic we skip over at dinner time