Grandma’s Book


A personal project about my grandma’s life



This project is a collection of visuals and stories about my grandmother’s life.


She and I might not always know how to communicate with each other in the same language, but we always find a way and we are always making each other laugh throughout theprocess. From a childhood of seeking refuge to an adulthood filled with uncertainty, my grandma is someone who has lived through multiple wars and has endured hardships that I cannot even begin to comprehend. It’s these experiences that ultimately brought her to America.

This is a story about my grandma but it’s also a story about me.


Excerpts (Click to enlarge)




An Introduction
Present Day, 2020



Growing Up During the Second Sino-Japanese War and WWII
1937 - 1945



The Money Belt
1943



In Sickness and In Health
1950 - 1953





Polio Rampant in China
1961



Single Mom in Macau
1962 - 1978



Love Letters
October 1967



Family Portrait
1976 - 1977



380 Broome Street
1979 - 2011



Late Honeymooners
1990



50 Years of Love
2004



Afterword





Full Book (Best viewed in full screen)