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Is a 25 year old college-educated woman allowed to pick who she wants to marry? How much does love factor into the person you marry? By the same token, is a 78 year old widower man allowed to choose he who he wants to marry? What are the cultural difference between someone born and raised in the Philippines versus someone who is Filipino-American born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago?

This story is based on true events happening in my family. It has been fictionalized a little to help tell the story. My father is a 78 year old widower who is currently engaged to a 25 year old woman. It has caused a rift in my family with differing opinions and perspectives. This story seeks to examine those perspectives.

Jeff Orig
Honolulu, HI, USA
Writer, Director, Producer focused on helping advance Asian-American stories.

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