Know Thyself – Present

Hey everyone, Welcome to the third part in the Know Thyself series. This time I have four questions that are all focused on the present. They will definitely make you think a lot about your life and give you some insights on what is going well and what you need to change or improve on….

The Saigon Seven

The scene outside the Saigon airport resembled what would happen had everyone known a celebrity had flown into town. Except here, it was a normal daily sight to have so many people waiting there. It took my sister and I a while to spot my cousin brother and his wife with their six month old…

Decision Making 2.0

We make decisions almost every minute of our life no matter how big or small it is. From choosing to get out of bed to what to eat for breakfast and even what you’re going to wear or do today to bigger decisions like which University to attend, which job offer to accept. I once…

My Castle On The Hill

Ed Sheeran’s “Castle on the Hill” was a nostalgic look back at his childhood. His concert, for me, brought up emotions of the first ever concert I attended at the age of 13. It was in Kuala Lumpur and a part of the My World Tour. If you haven’t guessed it, the first artist I…

Know Thyself – Past

Hey guys, Welcome to the second part of the Know Thyself series. Earlier, I chose five questions to answer that allowed me to learn more about myself and understand who I truly am, what drives me. Today, I am back with three more questions but with a specific theme. They’re all going to be focused…

A Magic Lamp and Three Wishes

We’ve all imagined what it would be like to be Aladdin; to find a magic lamp and to be granted three wishes by a genie. And the rules are simple. The genie can’t make someone fall in love. He can’t bring someone back from the dead. And you can’t wish for more wishes. As a…

Local Village Life in Thanh Hoa

When most people think about travel, they imagine comfortable flights with luxurious hotels and restaurant dining. Not everyone is willing to experience or even write about the rural areas. But if you truly want to experience living like a local, then that’s where you’ll have to go. Now I want to be clear that I…

Messages to My Past

Dear 5-year-old me, I know you’re incredibly young, but I can’t sugar coat this because I need you to understand. A lot of people are not going to like you. Adults won’t love you the way they love other children. They won’t treat you the same either. The only reason you will ever feel even…

Know Thyself

“Tell me about yourself.” It is a common phrase we come across in our life whether in an informal setting when meeting someone new or in a formal setting during an interview. Either way, half of us can immediately come up with an answer. Yet the other half of us freeze and our minds decide…

Explore the Universe

The roller coaster car turns into a separate room and then comes to a sudden halt, nearly crashing into the wall. Confused glances exchanged between the riders; is something wrong? All of a sudden, we’re pulled backwards, falling down deeper until we come to another stop. The car makes a slow 180-degree turn, allowing the…