Sisterhood Love: Pa Kou Xiong
"When I hear the word sisterhood, I think of my four sisters. I’ve grown up with them through all our life trials and they are truly my best friends. We share our best times and our worst times with each other without judgment. I know that their success is my success."
I want you to meet my childhood partner in crime, Pa Kou Xiong. Born a year and four months after me, Pa Kou and I share a lot moments together as the two oldest. She flushed a golf ball in the toilet and plugged up the pipes. My parents blamed it on me too. They were not happy at all with us that day. Pa Kou taught me how cool it was to put things such as raisins and Kix cereal pieces up your nose. She didn't know how to get them out. My mom eventually came to the rescue. Thank goodness! Not sure if I was laughing or part of the rescue team. (lol)
I would love you to meet my sister, Pa Kou Xiong, a Freelance Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist.
What do you think of when you hear sisterhood? What does sisterhood mean to you?
PA KOU: When I hear the word sisterhood, I think of my four sisters. I’ve grown up with them through all our life trials and they are truly my best friends. We share our best times and our worst times with each other without judgment. I know that their success is my success. I wish that they truly knew what I see in them and their potential in all that they do. They are so strong, and resilient in all that they do. They don’t give up even if it’s so easy to do. We have all fallen but have gotten back up with each other’s support.
What is the importance of sisterhood for you? How have you benefited from having sisters?
PA KOU: My sisters mean the world to me. We all live in different parts of the USA and we can all connect at anytime of the day or night. They are my support system. When I remember to ask them for help, they come through, no questions asked. They tell me the truth that I do not want to hear but that I need to hear. We each are living in different chapters of our lives but can feed off of each other and motivate one another. The benefit of having sisters is being able to share my joys with them and having them share their joys with me.
Greatest memories of you and your sisters? Why?
PA KOU: My sisters and I love to travel. We do not get to do it much with each other but when we do, we always have an amazing time. Our one main travel trip together was when we went on a 3 week trip to Thailand and Laos with our parents. What we remember from that trip is the amazing food and people we met there. To this day, we still dream of going back together. I think we understand each other. They are my best travel partners. We know who is the one that is an early riser, who will cook, who will clean up, who takes the longest and who is a fast walker. I love the team I am blessed to have in this lifetime. Let’s just say, Christmas Day in Bangkok was a very not-fun, life changing day for us.
"Every time I find something good and delicious, I think of them and wish they were with me. It’s a rare moment to have them all in one car with me traveling the world."
What is your most favorite photo of your sisters? Why?
PA KOU: We do not have very many pictures of all of us together, actually. I think this one may be the latest one from June 2017. It’s my favorite picture because I get to do what I have always been wanting to do. They finally all visited me in Los Angeles and I was able to take them to some of my favorite places to eat, shop and see. Every time I find something good and delicious, I think of them and wish they were with me. It’s a rare moment to have them all in one car with me traveling the world. During this car ride, we may have just picked up Nancy, the last person to arrive in LA.