Like many children born from an immigrant, I endured ridiculous advise based on both superstion and nonsense and blunt observations on my appearance or personality. But looking back, I find these parental phrases swirling in my memories to be both funny, senitmental and endearing.

“If you learn how to cook, you’ll find a husband.”
“You don’t walk like a lady.”
“Japan has the best melons.”
“Your grandmother used to work 3 jobs and we only saw her once an month and we would go to the movies.”
“Wow. You’re sensitive.”
“Your skin and hair will look better if you eat fish.”

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