C) Binh Troung, 83, lights incense at her shrine early in the morning. Troung wakes up at 7am every morning to pray and light incense and candles to thank the gods for her pleasant life. She once prayed for her family to remain safe during the wars, and now prays much more often because she says her prayers were answered. The Quan family realizes that the shrine might be a lost tradition after Troung passes away because it takes a lot of effort, time, and space. They pointed out it’s a battle to keep traditions, like the shrine and speaking Chinese, alive.

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