An example of the style of story we’d love to read:
“Winter is my favorite season. Not only because of how beautiful it is, but it also reminds me how long it has been since I left home for this new city, and how much I miss everything back there.
My Mom and Dad are typical Asian parents that never verbally say they love me, even the day I left for NYC. But, they say it other ways.
Last Christmas, it’s a pretty funny story actually, my mom mailed me a big box. Inside the box, there was no note or letter or fancy gifts. It was full of food and chocolates – even though she knows I can buy these chocolates in any supermarket here. But, it still meant a lot to me. It is my most memorable gift because I know, that’s how they say I love you.
It took a while to finish all the chocolates. To me, it felt like I was eating more than just chocolate, it was the love and bravery I needed that would help keep me going in this foreign city.”
– Jason, New York City