Yarn: A Blog Response from Kids

What if children wrote blogs?  As a way to spend more time with my siblings, who live 15 hours away, I had come up with an idea to ask them to write the daily post challenge responses with me. They have been very enthusiastic and we had lots of laugh doing this together. It's also a [...]

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A Step Into The Past: Medieval Festival in NYC

Once a year, the Medieval Festival brings to life the traditions and spirit of the Renaissance days. Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park transforms into a medieval market town decorated with eye-catching bright banners and processional flags. Performers and festival goers dress in medieval costume and speak Old English. Visitors are greeted by medieval music, dance, magic, and [...]

Having Problems? Keep Calm and Throw a Blanket Over It!

From the creators of Adventure Time, the Bravest Warriors proves to be arguably one of the best shows of all time. It is a mini-episode series that is exclusively on Youtube's Cartoon Hangover channel. In comparison to Adventure Time, the Bravest Warriors is set in the future and revolves around four teenage heroes-for-hire who warp through the [...]

I Go Where My Feet Takes Me

New York has been especially beautiful lately. We were biking down Hudson River Greenway when I saw an excellent bench to sit with a great view of the water and the skyline. We brought our books and sandwiches, and have all the time in the world to sit and creepily watch people walk by.   A [...]

Mobile Income: Earn $18-30/Hour Working from Home & On the Road

Want to work from home or while traveling? Tired of your hourly commute every morning? Have passion (and patience) for teaching English? People often wonder how travelers make their money on the go. Today, I'd like to share my experiences with VIPKID and ITutorGroup and how that made it possible for me to do all these [...]

Not Good Enough

I'm not good enough.  There are days where negativity bullies its way in to haunt my mind, jabbing at my frustrations of things that I can't control. It leaves me helpless, my thoughts trapped in a never-ending cycle of discouragement. My inability to do things with my life that I want to because I am [...]

Like a Mother

We love her. She is beautiful and full of life. She's is gentle, yet strong. Her anger inspires the worst of fears, but she forgives easily. Her love is bottomless. She gives and gives and gives. She is protective, giving us all that we need to survive. Our food, our shelter, our history. She nurses us [...]

Avid: A Blog Response from Kids

As I sat, pondering which avid interests I should write about, I was struck with a genius idea: how would children respond to these one-word prompts? I decided to launch my project right away. I called my siblings (they live 15 hours away), and asked if they wanted to write my blog with me. They were really [...]

Finding Closure: Returning to my Birth Country to Say Goodbye

I left my life, my school, my friends, and everything I knew behind when I was eleven. My parents were refugees from Vietnam, escaping the mistreatment of the communists. They snuck away on a small boat and sailed for seven days on the open water of South China Sea. I was born in a refugee [...]