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I love you, Ma — part 2

scared Ma in water

This is part two of a two-part essay dedicated to my mom. Read part one here. Ma opted for voluntary retirement at the peak of her career. After committing 28 years of her life to the bank she quit at the prime age of 48. She said she needed to do it, so I…
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I love you, Ma — part 1

Ma has an infectious laugh

This is part 1 of a two-part essay dedicated to my mom. The entire essay is also an entry in BlogAdda’s Tribute to your Mom contest sponsored by Pringoo. My mom’s not the typical mother. She never has been. Ma was always there — and still never was. I served food for myself when…
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Order in chaos

Messy Desk

Even as a little girl I was chided for having no concept of order, a.k.a, a messy desk. Here’s how it went down: mom would threaten to throw all my “junk.” I would grudgingly clean my desk — organize the shelves, throw the scraps of paper lying around, align the text books, stow away…
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