About the Book
"Weekends at the Card House" was a way for Vanessa and Ashley to revisit the memories they had of their childhoods. Their goal was to embody the way they watched the adults joke around, gossip, bicker, and laugh over a game or two and some dinner, but at the same time being able to respect the struggles and individual hardships of one another. It portrays a sense of pride and togetherness no matter how many different Asian cultures there are, as immigrants who came to America with almost nothing, trying to better their lives for their kids and family. Vanessa is Vietnamese American and Ashley is Taiwanese/Chinese American, but both were able to find a connection between the two unique worlds of their cultures to be portrayed in these photos.