May Reflections

I hate to copy everyone else and say that this month flew by so quickly.. but I really don't have anything better to say... (I'll try again next month). First of all, sorry for the MIA, everyone. This month has been unbelievably hectic! Between visiting my family (16 hours away) and moving to a new city (7 hours away),... Continue Reading →

Excuse Me, Life Passing Through

2017 has been a year of revelations for me. The year where I finally understand all the things my parents tell me when they say, "I'll tell you when you're older." Things that had once been so clear to me aren't what I had expected them to be. People have changed. My perspectives have changed.... Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Heritage

Celebrating my first Vietnamese New Year Tet in my motherland and experiencing traditions passed on for thousands of years. Wearing the traditional Ao Dai, holding red packets (with money inside), red and gold peace and prosperity decorations, and vibrant flowers of all colors for the best luck of the year. A Blog Response to Photo... Continue Reading →

Sunrise at the Wat

The sunrise view of Angkor Wat and it's reflection on the water is an experience of a lifetime.  But I was not told of the thousands of other people who were also trying to see that view every morning. Although the loud chattering and cramped standing space had destroyed the serene picture that I had... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: An Open Letter to Chicago

Dear Chicago, Don’t tell Atlanta, but you’re “home” to me right now. I was never able to explore the inner workings of that city like I have for Chicago. The past three years have been shaped by weekend outings, long L rides and some unforgettable memories. From Lollapalooza to the 606 to Portillo’s, my Chicago... Continue Reading →

Letter to a Friend Who Has Drifted Away

Dear Nad, When my partner and I moved to this strange new city into a small apartment of five people, you were the friendliest, most honest, and easy to get along with. We went out, saw theater productions, cooked, watched movies/TV shows, and even decorated our apartment for Christmas together! We bonded on how much... Continue Reading →

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