I am a Temple Owl, and my parents are Temple Owls. I’m a first generation American. My parents came to Philly from Hong Kong in 1973. Then in the 90s, we moved to Hong Kong for ten years, and I came back to my home town of Philly to go to Temple, a school with humble beginnings and a great community. The object I’ve chosen is a bottle with both names (in both Chinese and English) in it. As I am a product of two cities that are close to the water, my life and identity floats between two shores.