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Nicki Chen

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Nicki Chen is a freelance writer and blogger. Born and raised in Washington State, she married a man who fascinated her with his stories about an exotic childhood in China. Three daughters later, they moved to the Philippines, where they stayed for the next fifteen years. While there, she immersed herself in Asian cultures, studying Chinese brush painting and batik, volunteering at the International School, traveling, reading, and making friends with other Asian expatriates. She enrolled in an MFA program through the Vermont College of Fine Arts, earning her MFA after moving to the South Pacific. Her twice-yearly residencies took her on a 17,000-mile round-trip journey from Port Vila, Vanuatu, to Montpelier, Vermont, and back. Ms. Chen is a ...more

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Stopping Time & Saving Beauty

The nursery school my daughters attended had a large grassy playground with a kalachuchi tree as big as a large house on one end of it. Every day when I dropped my daughter off, there were tens of dozens of kalachuchi blossoms on the grass, and the gardener was sweeping them up and throwing them […]
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“After a while, though, even sadness becomes tiresome.”
Nicki Chen

“Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters

“I need to know who I was, in order to go forward and be who I am meant to be.”
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“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
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“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
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