Finding Home

In my last post I said that Chinese don’t know how to live. This article, 回家的路太遠 (The Road Home is Too Far) by 柯文哲, expresses the frustration many children have with their over-protective, controlling parents. Although 柯文哲 appears quite successful — at 35 he was appointed the youngest director of National Taiwan University’s intensive surgical care unit … Continue reading

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Tiger Parents?

Everyone has something to say about their relationship with their parents. Everyone has some grievance or complaint. And for Asian families, this child-parent tension seems particularly intense. Why? Why do we hear so many stories of parent lectures and rants? Of unfair rules and standards? Of excessively high expectations? In an excerpt from her book … Continue reading


Mother’s Day

What did you do for your mother today? Is Mother’s Day just a rote holiday – get a gift, make a card, treat her to a meal? As my pastor said in his sermon this morning, we often forsake our mothers for our friends. We little appreciate all that our mothers have sacrificed to bring … Continue reading