What Connects Us As Humans

As much as I’ve emotionally prepared myself before coming to New York, I still find myself dumbfounded by the new things that unexpectedly occur each day. The transition as a graduate student is prominently different. Realistically speaking, the struggles to adapt are REAL. While adapting, one thing I find fascinating about New York is its…

A Remarkable Tapestry

Bursts of excitement, exhilaration, the countdown, the resolutions… Once again, it’s a new welcoming for the arrival of 2016. As I bid farewell to 2015, I took some time to reflect on the wondrous blessings God has given me while I was in South Korea. From the days of contentment, to the days of disappointments, the…

“…Taste Experience to the Utmost…”

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  Eleanor Roosevelt  As I start to pack up the remaining things, I can’t help but recall the flashbacks of how my first day in South Korea led up to…

Cảm ơn Việt Nam

From the bustling streets of motorbikes where they once pedaled their bicycles upon, to the dear old house they once resided in, I’ve retraced my steps to the place where my parents once left behind. Recently, I’ve had an opportunity to briefly visit Vietnam once again. Within six days of traveling within Vietnam, I unknowingly…

The Natural World

My father is in his late 50’s. Year after year, he often told us how he yearned to move back to Vietnam when he retires. He wants to live in the countryside where he could relax, and not have to keep up with the world’s expectation. My mother and I laughed to ourselves thinking there’s no way he would…