“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was [...]
To put into perspective, I started this blog three years ago. At that time, I was living in Manhattan and Staten Island. I spent my day in the busiest city of the world. Thinking about it now, it sounds more like a dream- a distant memory of someone else's life. We had so much freedom [...]
I have grown incredibly attached to my Syrian friends, whom I volunteer with at Catholic Charities in Atlanta. Fardos, who had needed computer literacy help, was my first volunteer case. She was always so gracious and thankful of my help. She had shared so many of her culture's cuisine with me. I would have so [...]
This song was played really badly, I've been meaning to learn finger-plucking, and just did the simplest technique. I think it goes quite nicely with the song because I'm "rushing in" to playing this song. I'd prefer to not edit it because this would be a good marking point to where I started out playing. [...]
After yesterday's resolve to post more, I had already almost not done anything for today. My boyfriend says it looks like a woman with an umbrella head, but it's okay, because I like it. Really, it's not too bad, right? I like the rain. I like listening to it and looking at it. I don't [...]
Trying something new to improve my skills.
On the last day of my quotes challenge, I decided to choose another song. Here is one of my all time favorite songs.
Every birth year, I look back and reflect on what life lessons in that year resonated with me most. I have been 24 years old for 4 months now, and I have experienced by far the most internal struggle I've ever been through. I've met and dealt with situations beyond my comfort zones. For my [...]
iWinta was nominated by Simon at To Cut a A Short Story Short, and please check his blog and many creative short stories! The GUIDELINES are: Thank the person who nominated you. Post one quote per day over three days. Nominate 3 blogs per day to take part in the challenge. It’s entirely voluntary and [...]
Things in life happens when they are ready to happen. When they are not ready to happen, all you can do is to sit and enjoy the ride. Life is way too short; take a deep breath, and go outside.
How much can you change in a year? It's been more than a year after my reflection in May 2017. I have my journal and blog to thank for keeping track of my reflections and goals of in the past, present and future. As with a lot of things in life, less is more. Here [...]
I almost wanted to publish this blog post blank (Heh). I don't think that would have helped clear up anything in my head. Noise, noise, noise!! Not the kind that the Grinch hears, but the kind that fills up your brain even though you're not doing anything. The kind of noise that having many tabs [...]
I've never been a huge fan of self-help books. My siblings and I come from a small town, population: 3,500. We only recently opened a super-Walmart (which is still kind of small). We don't get to see the big city often, but when we do, our favorite thing to do is go to Barnes & [...]
... was what I was told as soon as she knew that I wasn't religious. "Huh," I thought. It seems like a really nice and considerate statement, but then it had seems somewhat closed and short. Like the topic was over. It had bothered me. You know what? I'll pray for you, and that the [...]
I remember arriving in the Atlanta International Airport after a 24+ hours long flight (with a canceled flight night in Seoul, Korea- an adventure I will write about next time). In three words, it was: quiet, cold, and lonely. Where were the loud honkings? Where were the street vendors on every corner? The dozens of [...]
Motorbikes are riding within inches of each other, the loud whirring sound of the motor and fumes fill the air as everyone's idling at the stop light, the crazy woman driving a 10 ft tall lime tree with the man sitting in the back holding it up (that was us), etc.
It's easy to say, "I'm not doing that."
What is the definition of procrastination? I'll tell you later... Ha, get it? I saw that joke in a video on the internet, and related to it too much. Which reminded me of the blog posts I have not been writing and the endless list of things I want to put on there. It's been [...]
Ba Ho is a must-visit destination for a day trip while in Nha Trang. Regardless of local or tourist, Ba Ho is a popular place to visit for a day out in nature. Highlights of this trip includes waterfalls, clear pools of water, rock climbing/scrambling, hiking, river cruising, campfire, and great photo opportunities! What is [...]
Yang Bay Eco Park is a tourist destination approximately 1 hour away from the Nha Trang city center. On a beautiful Sunday morning, our family group of thirteen decided to take a day trip to Yang Bay. All we've heard of Yang Bay thus far is that it has hot springs. The Cost Package prices [...]
It's pretty cool to have family in Vietnam. Unless we have a Couchsurf host arrangement already made, we typically spend our time visiting popular free destinations in the country. We've been here for a week now, and all family we've made have been incredibly hospitable. Experiences like riding motorbikes, grabbing tropical fruits like coconuts and [...]