As you’ve seen with a couple of my pictures, there is a lot to see out there. There are even some very beautiful places in some scary places too, at least from what I hear in the media. For example, in the U.S. we hear a lot of negative news about the Middle East region.… Read More Travel & Politics
I say sushi only went mainstream in the past decade in the U.S. Owners saturates the market with sushi stands, pop ups and pre-made sushi in grocery stores. I find it hard to get a good, fresh sushi. I don’t want none of that fluff, where the roll is friend and there is a bunch… Read More Juno
Ever wanted to just throw yourself into a different country? I was sick of this shady sales job I was working and was finally going to send in my letter of resignation. Gosh, my heart always goes wild right before I hand one into the human resource department. Anyways, I could have sat at home,… Read More Survival Guide: Vietnam
I’m wide awake. That’s so typical. I’ve always been resistant to time zone changes. It’s 10 PM in Shanghai, China. All my classmates, except for my best friend, Derek is asleep. Drained and exhausted, they are the normal ones and pass out. My body screams, “It’s 10 AM in Chicago, you can’t fall asleep even… Read More Storytime: Where’s the Feather Ball?
I searched and searched the internet for an English translation. I couldn’t find one. From what I know, there isn’t a direct translation for hiéu. I usually have to explain to my friends in a long-winded explanation what it is. It is a Vietnamese concept. When your parents give you everything and raise you, you… Read More Learn a Word: hiéu
In my last post, I mentioned I was going to my uncle-in-law’s dam gio. So what is it exactly? In English, it would be called a Death Anniversary. When someone passes away, someone important to them will host a a dam gio. It can be just one main person or multiple people, but at least… Read More Learn A Word: đám giỗ
For a country on the other side of the world, it is worth seeing it with your own eyes. China is like a mysterious rumor. You hear about it in the news as the next powerhouse. However, it is rare you hear in the media about Chinese culture. How would I describe China? Well…It is… Read More 5 Reasons to Visit China