5 Year Vision Plan: Hope, Fun, and Excitement

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

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?