Asian Americans, Please Don’t Be So Hard On Yourselves

This is a post of encouragement to all Asian Americans out there or Asians who are growing up in non-Asian countries, typically in Western countries.  Please, stop. Before you criticize yourself how Asian you are or how you wish you were born into a white family, appreciate your diverse family background. Your parents or family … More Asian Americans, Please Don’t Be So Hard On Yourselves

I Don’t Know What I Am: Am I really Burmese American?

When people asked me where I’m from and I tell them that I’m Burmese, they are surprised to know that I don’t speak Burmese language fluently. I’m like yep, that’s the case. But they don’t understand that Burma is incredibly diverse. Not everyone’s first language in Burma is Burmese or even for Burmese people born … More I Don’t Know What I Am: Am I really Burmese American?

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, My Role Model, My Inspiration

Fearless. Beautiful. Gracious. Humble. Magnificent. Courageous. Giving. Caring. Self-less. These are all the words I would use to describe Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate of Burma. Every Burmese people have grown up hearing of her. She is simply the face of Burma. She has truly exemplify what it means to be a Burmese person. … More Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, My Role Model, My Inspiration