Author: J Maraan

J Maraan

J Maraan

J is a 2nd-generation Filipina living in the U.S. and a regular voice on “Journey to the West,” a podcast by and for Asians in diaspora. Her interests include reflecting on social issues and exploring complex identities.

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Ode to My Lola

The warm, spiced scent of Calvin Klein’s “Obsession” wafts through the open door with a burst of humid air from inside the apartment. That familiar smell mixes with the sweet and savory notes of t…