I decided to host Chinese New Year party, featuring a lo hei. Lo hei is a uniquely Singaporean tradition centered around a assembling a salad. It starts with a presentation of around a dozen ingredients, each symbolizing health, happiness, and wealth. Once all the ingredients are mixed in together, everyone grabs a pair of chopsticks and tosses the salad. You’re told that the higher you toss, the luckier you’ll be.
This month I got to cross an item off my bucket list: hike and stay with Maine Huts & Trails in Carrabassett Valley. Maine Huts & Trails is a network of 100 miles of recreational trail, along with four off-the-grid “huts” (really, lodges) to overnight at.
Earlier this summer, Rupa Shenoy from Public Radio International found Denizen and reached out to talk about growing up as a global nomad. She ended up using the interview in her show Otherhood, a podcast for people who came to the United States as children or are the children of immigrants.