My mother said I was a clingy kid until I was about four. I also remember that from the age of eight she and I fought almost every day.
God, life changes faster than you think.
At the beginning of my career as a writer, I felt I knew nothing of Chinese culture. I was writing about emotional confusion with my mother related to our different beliefs. Hers was based in family history, which I didn't know anything about. I always felt hesitant in talking about Chinese culture and American culture.
I'd like to be more forgiving. There are times when I've had a hard time forgiving people who have betrayed me.
My parents had very high expectations. They expected me to get straight A's from the time I was in kindergarten.