My Bell Jar

“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 [...]

Time Fleeting By

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 [...]

Today, I played Can’t Help Falling In Love on the Ukulele

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. [...]

Vietnam: Hiking and Swimming in Ba Ho (Three Pools), Nha Trang

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 [...]

Vietnam: Yang Bay, Nha Trang and Why I’m Not Impressed

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 [...]

Vietnam: Making Traditional Bánh Tét During Lunar New Year

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 [...]