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?
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
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