Portrait: lottery ticket seller

I never tire of saying I have a special affinity with the Vietnamese, especially the older ladies. I once taught English to refugee mothers at the Philippine Refugee Processing Center in Bataan when I was fresh out of college. Needless to say, they smothered me with affection. I will never forget their kindness and their […]

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Lola Aurora

At first she didn’t want to smile. She said she had ugly teeth and laughed. As she did, I snapped away. A smile, no matter how betelnut-stained, is always beautiful.

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