In 2015 my paternal grandfather's health was wavering and we weren't sure whether or not he would be passing on soon. I realized that I knew very little about my family and that in fact, many first-generation Canadian/American born Chinese (CBCs and ABCs) knew very little about their family because of a reluctance and hesitation to really talk within our culture. 

I began to undertake genealogical research of my family with particular focus on my grandparents so that I could understand more who they were, before it was too late. Through the help of my aunt, father and sister, we pieced together stories and memories to create this anthology to remember and honour Yeye and Mama.​​​​​​​