These are the things I celebrate:
The beauty of my grandmother’s garden, with its blossoms that sing in the sun.
Dances my sisters danced before me that now I make my own.
The stories of my parents that I see in my dreams.
The enchantment of an evening in Seoul.
I am Asian, I am American, and these are the things I celebrate.
This 30-second TV script is from around May 2006 for a local TV station celebrating Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Check out the fantastic resources at the Smithsonian’s Asia Pacific Center for more background on the history, culture, and achievements of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders here.