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Mindfulness: Nothing Like a Blank Page of Paper

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I almost wanted to publish this blog post blank (Heh). I don’t think that would have helped clear up anything in my head. Noise, noise, noise!! Not the kind that the Grinch hears, but the kind that fills up your brain even though you’re not doing anything. The kind of noise that having many tabs […]

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Thoughts on Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I’ve never been a huge fan of self-help books. My siblings and I come from a small town, population: 3,500. We only recently opened a super-Walmart (which is still kind of small). We don’t get to see the big city often, but when we do, our favorite thing to do is go to Barnes & […]

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On Religion: “You know what… I’ll pray for you”

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… was what I was told as soon as she knew that I wasn’t religious. “Huh,” I thought. It seems like a really nice and considerate statement, but then it had seems somewhat closed and short. Like the topic was over. It had bothered me. You know what? I’ll pray for you, and that the […]

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10 Reasons Why Didn’t Want to Leave Vietnam

I remember arriving in the Atlanta International Airport after a 24+ hours long flight (with a canceled flight night in Seoul, Korea- an adventure I will write about next time). In three words, it was: quiet, cold, and lonely. Where were the loud honkings? Where were the street vendors on every corner? The dozens of […]

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Perspective

“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.” — Viktor E. Frankl Not taking […]

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Vietnam Transportations: To Motorbike or Not?

Motorbikes are riding within inches of each other, the loud whirring sound of the motor and fumes fill the air as everyone’s idling at the stop light, the crazy woman driving a 10 ft tall lime tree with the man sitting in the back holding it up (that was us), etc.

It’s easy to say, “I’m not doing that.”

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A Blogging Post to Get the Ball Rolling

What is the definition of procrastination?  I’ll tell you later…  Ha, get it? I saw that joke in a video on the internet, and related to it too much. Which reminded me of the blog posts I have not been writing and the endless list of things I want to put on there. It’s been […]

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Vietnam: Hiking and Swimming in Ba Ho (Three Pools), Nha Trang

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Ba Ho is a must-visit destination for a day trip while in Nha Trang. Regardless of local or tourist, Ba Ho is a popular place to visit for a day out in nature. Highlights of this trip includes waterfalls, clear pools of water, rock climbing/scrambling, hiking, river cruising, campfire, and great photo opportunities! What is […]

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Vietnam: Yang Bay, Nha Trang and Why I’m Not Impressed

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Yang Bay Eco Park is a tourist destination approximately 1 hour away from the Nha Trang city center. On a beautiful Sunday morning, our family group of thirteen decided to take a day trip to Yang Bay. All we’ve heard of Yang Bay thus far is that it has hot springs. The Cost Package prices […]

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Vietnam: Making Traditional Bánh Tét During Lunar New Year

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It’s pretty cool to have family in Vietnam. Unless we have a Couchsurf host arrangement already made, we typically spend our time visiting popular free destinations in the country. We’ve been here for a week now, and all family we’ve made have been incredibly hospitable. Experiences like riding motorbikes, grabbing tropical fruits like coconuts and […]

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Vietnam: Layover Fiasco, Conquering Jetlag, and Meeting Our Pet Pig!

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I’ve never used an airport intercom before. After 15+ hours of our first leg of the flight and suffering from heavy jetlag, we landed in Incheon Airport, South Korea. We have two hours to transfer to to the flight we were on next. The line at security was long enough to worry whether we’d get […]

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Day 0: Handling a 20+ Hour Flight to Vietnam

People often dread long flights, I love it. I love being at airports. From the process of checking in, finding our flight terminal to watching hundreds of people anticipating their next adventure, I’m in love with the energy. To save time, we checked in online and spent the night before at La Quinta Inn and […]

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A Year in Photos Review

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Another year goes by, the time comes to recount the things we’ve accomplished. A successful year marks a time where we let our imaginations take us where we’ve not been before. We can fight of monsters if we stand together.  This year, we started on our path towards having a better body and health, discovering […]

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Holiday Snow Storm Brings Out My Inner Child

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It’s been awhile since I’ve stayed at home to see leaves change in the autumn and snow fall in the winter. This year has blessed us with a beautiful autumn hiking trips and fun activities with my family. Finally, it topped off with a snow storm during the holidays, giving us 10+ inches overnight!  I’m… dreaming […]

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Start the Day

The good news is I’ve started enjoying the smaller things in life. Get up, dress up, drink a cup to tea (I’ve recently quit coffee), and go exploring with people you love. What are some of your ways of having a phenomenal day? @ Photo Challenge: Ascend

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Escaping the Patriarchial World

As with the rise of feminism and women rights around the world, I am also hoping for improvement of the fate of women in my own country. I come from a culture where men are the head of the household. Even in my long line of family history shows a bias towards the men in […]

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Working From Home: Language Interpreting

As you know from my previous post, I have recently been working online with my second remote job (see my first remote job post here) with a language company. As a lot of people are quite interested in what it’s like to work from home, I decided to make a post about what it’s like […]

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Top 10 Free Things to Do in Nashville, TN

It’s no wonder that Nashville is considered Music City. The entire metropolis permeates with music and arts. If you are around or in town, be sure to stop by these top 10 free things to do in Nashville, Tennessee, put on a pair of boots, and go honky tonkin’!  “So honky tonk means white people […]

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Last Post: Travel Blogging Challenge Highlights and What I’ve Learned

I made it!!!!!!! For those who have never heard of this challenge, here is your opportunity to read it all the way ’til the end: 21 Weeks of Travel Blogging Challenge (feel free to do a challenge of yourself!). After over three months of blogging, there are a few posts that I’m quite proud of for writing […]

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Life is Temporary

Children. Sunset. Seasons. I can think of lots of things temporary about this photo. Not love. @ Photo Challenge: Temporary

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