WHAT OTHERS THINK OF YOU AND THE FALL OF ICARUS

I remember learning about this painting when I was in High School. I was in literature class when I came across this artwork. The painting is about human indifference. If you look closely at the painting at the bottom right you’ll notice a drowning man. But our eyes don’t notice that at first. We’re more … Continue Reading

THE POETRY OF SELF COMPASSION

If you’re having a bad day listen to this. I’ve been so hard on myself the past three weeks. But I have to remind myself that I am doing the best I can with what I have. I’m still learning to live on my own in a new country, make friends and build my business.Β  … Continue Reading

MY GRATITUDE LIST

#1 My Family There is no way I could afford to live in Los Angeles on my own without the support of my parents. I am forever grateful that they invested in my education and gave me this exciting opportunity to go and study abroad. Thank you Bo Me! #2 Vietnam I was born in … Continue Reading

MY 4TH OF JULY PLAYLIST

Happy 4th of July from Los Angeles! I know we’re celebrating America but I still feel very Vietnamese and need to listen to my V-pop music πŸ˜‰ haha It was so gloomy and cloudy this morning. I am so happy the sun is finally out. I was beginning to feel sad, lonely and homesick. I’m … Continue Reading

MY STORY

I remember feeling very lonely and confused during my high school graduation back in May 2013. I wondered if my peers felt scared the same way I was. I was about to begin a new chapter in my life called “college.” I had a lot of questions about college. What should I major in? Should … Continue Reading

6 BEST THINGS TO DO IN CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS

I will never forget my experience at Harvard Summer School. I still remember the day my father dropped me off at Thayer Hall with my younger sister. We flew from Ho Chi Minh city and stayed in Hoboken New Jersey to see my uncle for a bit. Then we left to New York to do … Continue Reading