Jade Necklace

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

The light green jade with the red strings attached to it represents luck. At least that is what my parents believe in. My parents were and still are religious. Red usually  resembles luck. That is why when you shop in any Asian grocery store, you usually get a red bag. The jade also resembles luck but my parents believe the aura is much stronger than the red string. The jade was passed down from my great grandparents, grandparents, parents and to me. However unlike my ancestors I do not believe that the jade resembles luck. I truly believe that the jade I wear around my neck is a symbol of the hardships my ancestors went through and sticks to me like glue. When the jade was first brought into America by my parents and while was around the same time I was born, I could still remember holding onto it like it was mother who I couldn't let go at that time. Fast forward to when I was five years old, I completely forgot about the jade and lost it when my family moved to a different location. However two years in my new house ,when I was in front of my door step getting ready to go to school, I stepped on a hard positioned object. I knew it couldn't be a rock because it was too flat. Therefore, I looked under my foot and there it was , "my jade necklace".

Year: 2000

– Andrew Ling

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant