all stories from this project:
My Mother's Shoes
"Don't judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That's how the saying goes. And it’s true. You can never really know someone unless you've lived their life, or at least caught glimpses of not just the significant events, but the little day to day things."
I Smell Popcorn
"I stood at the top of the stairs as I inhaled and said; 'I smell popcorn' in my seven year old tiny voice. I was tucked in bed yet woke to my favorite scent. Dad was making himself a bowl of buttery popcorn and my nose got a whiff and I was ready."
"I burnt my chicken adobo last night. I already figured out the miscalculation: I added too much brown sugar to the marinade. Or maybe it was because I forgot to add more water before simmering. But really the biggest mistake was that I was too greedy."
I Love You So Much, I'm Going To Give You Dessert
"When I was reading through my grandmother’s letters, I came across a small envelope with ½ a teaspoon of ground cardamom written in blue cursive on the outside. I had forgotten that she had mailed the recipe along with this important ingredient. I wonder if she didn’t think I could find it at the store in Olympia? The brown powdery spice was still inside, wrapped in a square of tin foil."