Hello! Taking a break from writing about my travels to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season. Whether you're staying at home, living abroad, or traveling this time of year, I hope all of you enjoy your time as the year comes to an end! I'm currently back home (aka Los Angeles, my hometown) for … Continue reading Happy Holidays 2018!
(inspired by my hometown, Los Angeles) LA Nights Sunsets on the boulevard, riding down the stretch to what seems like eternity on these La Cienega nights next to you, Head rested on my shoulder, you count the stops along Wilshire mile, catch a glimpse of urban light past satellites and dust particles from BMWs that … Continue reading LA Nights (poem)
Most people who don't live in Los Angeles might have this image of the city as a "lively, thriving" network of stars, entrepreneurs, and people in the entertainment industry. They might also imagine it to be nothing short of bars and clubs with eclectic individuals who party until morning, before calling an Uber to take … Continue reading Lost in LA (Part 3): West Los Angeles
Apart from the beach-y weather in the South Bay, I spent at least a good third of my childhood in the San Gabriel Valley. Commonly known as the "626" (its area code), this area is located in east Los Angeles which is known for its predominant Chinese-Vietnamese community. Although it's not quite Chinatown, I would … Continue reading Lost in LA (Part 2): San Gabriel Valley
Homesick. /ˈhəʊmsɪk/ adjective experiencing a longing for one's home during a period of absence from it. Having lived and worked abroad for the past two, soon-to-be three years, I've had my fair share of missing home. With over 5800 miles (9300 kilometers), a nine-hour time difference, and a massive ocean separating me from my hometown, … Continue reading An Essay on Homesickness