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  1. Shey Zanotti
    May 17, 2021

    This piece sings of many things. Of family and of all the little jabs that continue to sting. Of memories still fresh and of dynamics with our families.
    Beautiful!

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    • Yi Shun Lai
      May 29, 2021

      Thank you so much for reading, Shey! <3

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  2. Iris-Marie Graville
    May 17, 2021

    So much emotion and honesty in this brief essay. The complexity of a parent-adult child relationship reverberates in every paragraph. It rings true for me.

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    • Yi Shun Lai
      May 29, 2021

      Iris, thank you so much for these remarks.

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  3. Aimée Medina Carr
    May 18, 2021

    Yi Shun – the beauty and pain that resonates here is the essence of wanting to be connected to our ancestors despite the present hurdles of everyday banalities. It made me miss my lovely father despite his flaws; his proud gaze gave me the strength and courage to push through obstacles. Bravo…

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    • Yi Shun Lai
      May 29, 2021

      Aimée, how wonderful to hear from you. The whole “ancestor” piece of the puzzle is something else I want to write about–thank you for reminding me!

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  4. Subhransu Behera
    May 27, 2021

    Yi Shun, this is a beautiful story told powerfully. It makes me reflect on things I say to my daughter. I’m literally Googling more of your work.

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    • Yi Shun Lai
      May 29, 2021

      Subhransu, *thank you* so much for these words. Hearing from a father really means something.

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  5. Peg Dougan
    May 30, 2021

    Yi Shun
    So much emotion in those moments etched in our souls. I wonder what causes the most pain, always feeling you have disappointed a parent or not being acknowledged at all. Thank you for sharing this beautifully written piece.

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    • Yi Shun Lai
      June 4, 2021

      Thank you so much for reading, Peg, and for the comments. <3

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  6. Aayushi Jain
    June 12, 2021

    Really nice and useful info. Plus, I think the style and design of your site is great.

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