In my previous post I wrote about my 5 year vision plan for my life. Now I want to write about my blogging dreams and ambitions for 2017. I started this blog with the intention about blogging my life a former Burmese refugee, bringing awareness about Burmese people, etc. I also talked about issues that … More My Blog Goals for 2017
It’s 2017. Here’s my 5 year vision for 2022. Hope y’all like it! Academic Graduate from college with a BA/BS Achieve Magna/Summa Cum Laude Achieve Phi Beta Kappa Asian American activism Attend a conference for Asian Americans Protest for Asian American rights/against injustice Campaign for Asian American civic leaders/politicians Encourage Asian American voters to vote Record … More 5 Year Vision Plan: Hope, Fun, and Excitement
2016 was a year of great and unfortunate memories. Some good occurred. Some bad happened. Let’s start off with some positives. I graduated from high school!! I accomplished one of the biggest milestones of my life. Both of my parents did not graduate from high school, so this was extremely important to me. I made … More Year in Review: 2016 Pros and Cons
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
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?
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?