Now that the spring semester is over, I wanted to reflect on a few things that have stuck with me from the past 9 months as a student. 1. Life is all about people. We create moments together that make up a life. We share in our happiness and our sadness, our achievements and our…… Continue reading 10 Things I Have Learned After a Year of Studies
Two weeks ago, I spent thanksgiving at “Voss Camp”, and one week later, I gave this speech to my “Arts of Communication” class at Harvard. https://youtu.be/xPitP5H_9Ic The quality of the video is not great. Some of the details are a tad embellished (as is sometimes in good storytelling). But my emotions and feelings about family…… Continue reading Why Tradition is Important
There isn’t an exact moment that I can remember that he switched from being my “boyfriend” to the “love of my life.” For as long as I can remember, he has always been the love of my life. I never considered that we would ever breakup, because we always treated each other like we were…… Continue reading When You Are a Family of Two
While I was in college, I was convinced that 27 was going to be my peak year. I dreamed that at 27 I would be successful (not sure doing what), fit, in love with someone, have a small group of friends and most importantly be very happy. I felt as a young 20-year-old that I…… Continue reading How I Feel at 28
My siblings and I pick on my mom a lot. Always out of love, of course, and one of the things she sometimes says when eating something tasty is “yum, yum, I just had a good bite!” Even though we joke about the expression, I really feel that it is often justifiable because there is…… Continue reading Yum, Yum, I Just Had a Good Bite!
My fondest memories of travel have little to do with the history of a country or the culture that I experienced. Some of the memories I have closest to my heart have to do with finding joy and happiness in the unexpected, such as when a rainstorm suddenly arises. Onetime when I was 8 years…… Continue reading Discovering Joy in the Unexpected: The Story of a Trash Bag
A few weeks ago, I wrote about being a bad friend, but I also wanted to talk about being a good friend. Because I think that being a good friend can be one of the most fulfilling things we can do with our lives. It could be as simple as recognizing a person as a…… Continue reading Being a Good Friend