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Campus Comment: What part of your culture are you going to keep as you create your own family?

Justin Ioane and his son, Sierie Anne Caduada, Cameron Walker and Hayeon Lee.

Justin Ioane

Ioane, a senior from Samoa majoring in accounting and marketing: “One of the most important values in my culture is respect. That is one value I want to teach my kids.” Ioane added, “Always doing family prayers at night is another important cultural tradition we do back home I want to have.”

Sierie Anne Caduada

Caduada, a sophomore from the Philippines majoring in psychology: “Something I want to keep from the Philippines is celebrating Christmas early. Once the cold months start, Christmas starts for us. I enjoy those months because you really look forward to Christmas, and I would like to do that with my own family.” She continued, “I also want to keep the culture of ‘bayanihan,’ or helping each other.”

Cameron Walker

Walker, a senior from California majoring in psychology: “The part of the culture I am going to keep when I have my own family is the close unity of my family. We grew up really good friends, and I don’t want to lose that because family to me is everything. Having the close bond with my siblings and parents I do is something I want to have with my future wife and kids.”

Hayeon Lee

Lee, a freshman from South Korea majoring in hospitality and tourism management: “We celebrate Lunar New Year. Every single new year, we eat special rice cake soup. We say that when we eat the soup, you get one year older. That is probably the biggest tradition. I want to keep doing it since we do it every year.”