Three Day, Three Quotes Challenge: Day 2

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 [...]

New Blog Address!

Hi everyone, I have big news! As you may already know, I've been talking about having my own blog domain for awhile. Well, it's happening!! I'm currently still customizing it, but it's one step closer to achieving my goal! Here are some inside details: I want to do so many things with my new personal/professional/portfolio [...]

Stages of Making a Big Move

Moving to another apartment, city, country, or continent can be daunting. It is especially so when you're moving along with someone else (like my boyfriend). In my entire life, I've moved countless of times. From the Philippines (3 cities) to Iowa (2 cities) to Georgia (2 cities) to North Carolina (4 cities, 3 houses, 2 [...]

An Open Letter to Worried Parents

This is a bilingual blog post. Please scroll down to read in English! Thưa ba mẹ, Ba mẹ mới nghe cái quyết định cuộc sống mới nhất của con, va không hài lòng. Trước khi ba mẹ nghĩ đây la ngu xuẫn và ngừng đọc, xin hãy nghe con nối xong. Con hiểu sụ lo [...]

Summer Reflections!!!

Hi everyone!!! ~~~ I'd like to thank all my readers and travel blogging companions for all the wonderful interactions through the summer. This community has been so helpful in shaping my goals, interests, and writing. I'm incredibly happy to have kick-started my blogging project over the year, and writing has been a constant source of [...]

Travel Blogging Challenge- Week 7 (Inspiration for Traveling)

There are three types of people: those who travel, those who want to travel, and those who don't, can't, and never will. At 23, I'm not quite a kid and not old. People around me are getting jobs, making families, buying houses, etc. I often think to myself... what have I done with my life? [...]

Everything Else is a Distraction

There's only one thing I need in life... everything else is a distraction.  (I've picked up bracelet weaving lately. I've always loved crafting, and I've been told to try selling online. Do you, or any young kids in your house, like nerdy plush toys? Please, please, please check out my recently opened Etsy store!) Photo Challenge: [...]

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. [...]

Guest Post: Explore your city – Get lost in London

Happy Friday, everyone! This week's guest blogger is Josy from A Walk and A Lark. Her blog talks about all the beautiful walks she takes with her husband in the UK, Japan, Canada, and more! I'm a very inspired by the photos she takes while walking. We decided to do a blog exchange on walking [...]

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 [...]

Practical Things to Know About Moving from a Small Town to New York City

This is a message to those who wish to move to the city, but are scared of the dreaded unknown. This is a message to parents or friends who have loved ones wanting to move to city and are afraid for them. Everything will be okay.  When I decided to move to New York City, I [...]

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 [...]