You are what you think. I truly believe this statement wholeheartedly. Yet, I don’t follow this concept like I should. You see, I have always been a negative person growing up. I put on a facade to people that I’m this nice and positive person. But little do they know that deep down I’m not. … More I Struggle with Accepting Myself
Taylor Swift. Wow. What a lady. a Goddess, queen, spectacular, ah-mazing. Special. I love her. She is a big inspiration to me. She has done so many things in a lifetime that many people dare dream about, yet few ever come to accomplish. This lady is only 26! Yet, when you read her list of … More Special Tribute to Taylor Swift, Fearless Lady
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
This past week I have had the pleasure of reading a book called Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing up Among Worlds. The authors are David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken. They have tremendous experience with third culture kids and largely dealing with cultural issues. I came upon the term last year. To … More Third Culture Kids, Do Refugee Kids Count?
Jeannie Mai is known for her on point make up and fashion style. She is one of the five hosts on the TV show, The Real. A talk show that features women of color. It talks about real issues and trendy news. Jeannie Mai grew up in California. She is Vietnamese and Chinese. She grew up in … More Jeannie Mai, Fashionista
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?
Youtuber Richie Le, Vietnamese American, made a song dedicated to his motherland, Vietnam with Filipino American singer AJ Rafael. The song starts off with a discouraged Vietnamese couple who thinks that they have to close the restaurant, because they are not making enough profits. However Richie comes in to save the day by preparing the well … More I Love Pho: The Pho Song
Your name is whattttttt???? Yep. That’s my name. Having a unique name has its strengths and weaknesses. First off, I have never met anyone with my name. Second, it is very rare so I feel very special and attached to it. Third, it is foreign so people are caught off guard by it and don’t … More Unique Name: Quirks and Joys
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
I was six years old when I started to grow up among non-Asian people. That is when I moved to the US. I wasn’t fortunate enough to live among Asians in my upbringing. When you are that age you don’t really think about race that much. You are affected and aware of race but you … More Growing up Asian in Non-Asian Community