Every time I stop writing and get back to it, I make a promise that I’m going to keep up with it. And here we are, a solid two months since my last published piece. So this year, I won’t make promises. I will just do my best and create a plan (and stick with… Continue reading Brain Spiral: What’s Your Motivation?
What to do about Worry
Things you can do when worry has you in a hold.
Things I Learned in Quarantine
Short version: nothing. No, but for real, I didn't. It's been a hot minute since I felt the mental freedom to write. The year feels like it's on velocity mode and yet the days felt twice as long when the events of Feb. 1 took place. I left Yangon, my home for the past 3… Continue reading Things I Learned in Quarantine
Covid-19 and Grieving the Future
As of today, Myanmar has confirmed 8 cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus). I expect those numbers to bloom as time goes on. But this isn't about 'Rona...this post is about me. I'm okay (mostly). I know that family and friends were very concerned with me being here in Asia given everything that's on the news nonstop… Continue reading Covid-19 and Grieving the Future
The Holders of Forgiveness
2020 is feeling like the start from hell tbh. Between the myriad of natural disasters, plane crashes, coronavirus and loss of many loved ones, it’s hella rough. So before I dive into my random, remember to treat pain with tenderness. In the midst of seeing so many mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter… Continue reading The Holders of Forgiveness
The Great Divide: Thinking to Doing
Do you ever talk with someone who has so many great ideas and business concepts, who would thrive as an entrepreneur but then they never do anything with their ideas? I do. I am someone. Someone is me. Me is someone. I know I'm not alone so this is for all of we out there.… Continue reading The Great Divide: Thinking to Doing
Cheap Eats and Why I Don’t Cook Much These Days
One of the things I enjoy the most about living here in Yangon is probably the fact that food is so inexpensive. For the most part, if you stick with buying produce that are local or in season, it is pretty cheap. The more westernized the food product, the more expensive it is. Here are… Continue reading Cheap Eats and Why I Don’t Cook Much These Days
Flamenco Dancing & Church Ladies
In small, island churches, there aren’t always elaborate sound systems, teams of musicians or singers with the voice of an angel. Sometimes it’s just a church mother and her voice filled with years of experience of overcoming with God’s Grace and a tambourine. When I was a kid, the tambourine was the funnest instrument in… Continue reading Flamenco Dancing & Church Ladies
Have I Glamorized the Living Abroad Experience?
To put simply, No. Is it all adventurous and exploring? No. I work. And I be tired. And Fridays I get excited to go home after football practice and just chill in my longyi and chat with Z over wine about the week. My life isn't glamorous but I enjoy it. My salary affords me… Continue reading Have I Glamorized the Living Abroad Experience?
When People Leave
The nature of working abroad in an international school is much like being an international student abroad: when you start, everything is new, exciting and fresh. It takes a little to settle in and you cling to your fellow newbies like a life vest because it feels like you're in open water. You spend the… Continue reading When People Leave