Hmong psychics: Are they real?

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…

The problem with Hmong New Years

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…

Hmong children: Growing up way too fast

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…