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… Continue reading What Connects Us As Humans

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… Continue reading A Remarkable Tapestry

“…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… Continue reading “…Taste Experience to the Utmost…”

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… Continue reading Cảm ơn Việt Nam

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… Continue reading The Natural World

The Big Dipper

The night was very still and the dark skies were painted with sparkling stars. As I stood and star gazed, I spotted a big dipper vividly beaming among the mystical night skies. After being gone for a year and a half in Korea, I revisited my hometown recently. As I shortly returned to a small… Continue reading The Big Dipper