How Untranslatable Words Have Connected Me to My Mother
“In Cantonese,” my mother says, “love isn’t so frivolous.”
Nice weather. Donuts. reruns. My sonlikelove
I love you forever.
What Not to Wear
Kristin Wong is a freelance writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, ELLE, Travel + Leisure, and The Cut among other publications. She frequently writes about behavior and identity and is also a staff writer and researcher at Hidden Brain Media, where she contributes to the Hidden Brain podcast and radio show.
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What I can do for now is to give back in ways that may seem extraneous, but bring delight to the recipient. So, I make frozen desserts.
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