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

Emily Tay

Many people both Asian Americans and non Asian Americans have heard of Jeremy Lin, an Asian American who broke barriers for Asian Americans in the NBA. Few have heard of Emily Tay, a Burmese-American of Burmese-Chinese background who have skills that can probably rival of Jeremy Lin. Emily Tay is often dubbed as a female … More Emily Tay

I miss Thailand!

I miss my time in Thailand. Oh how, I loved riding on the tuk-tuk and watching Thai lakorn. Thai lakorns hands down will always be my favorite soap operas. The cast are beautiful and attractive. The dramas are intense, livery, and fiery. I am in love with the Thai language and it brings me intense nostalgia and yearning for … More I miss Thailand!

1.5 Generation

Growing up in America after being born in Asia, I was caught between two worlds. There were days where I felt very Asian and other days, I felt more or strongly American. I didn’t know where I stand culturally. There were times where I felt like I was betraying my country for being more American. … More 1.5 Generation