"I moved to the US with my mother in 2003, leaving my father behind in the Philippines. He and I have a fine enough relationship, but he's never really been able to relate to me, nor I to him. Still, we have communication; he's in Manila and I'm in New York.
"He was asking how the election was going as I covered it for work. The fact that he asked, 'Is that good news for USA' numbs me a little bit. Even though I'm now an American citizen, a man who has sworn to deport immigrants is now our president-elect and my father couldn't infer that this is a Bad Thing for his son. 'Gotcha,' you say, Tatay? I don't think you do." —Matt Ortile