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
Hi again! This weekend, I reverted to a favorite home remedy. I have the best memories with this food. It was my breakfast before I started school, it was my my medicine when I had a stomachache and it was my mushy food when I got my wisdom tooth pulled out. This is the ultimate… Read More Com Chao
Hi all. This is a sad weekend, because we got a call, informing my family that Grandma Winter (not her real last name) passed away a couple of months ago. Her daughter found my parents’ number and recently told them. I call Grandma Winter my third grandma; she isn’t biologically related to me or anything… Read More Che Bap