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I remember attending a friend’s debut party and, as per the tradition, select friends of hers would give her a gift (“treasure”) and prepare a short speech for her. As I was getting ready to go onstage to give my gift and speech, someone told me: “Hey, you graduated from (this school) and (that school),…

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New life

I stayed home today instead of going to work because I’m feeling ill, but it hasn’t been such a bad day after all because I found something really nice when I woke up this morning: one of our cats gave birth to a lovely kitten! Actually, we didn’t know that our cat was pregnant because…

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Language classes

It’s been more than a year since my last Mandarin lesson and now that I am exposing myself to the language through Chinese/Taiwanese music and TV shows, I can say that my interest in the language is just growing. I’ve been trying to learn lots of new words and I also learned how to read some…

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Pressure

A few weeks back, I attended the wake of my best friend’s grandpa and since we grew up together, a lot of her family members recognized me even after so many years and asked me how I was doing. I don’t know why but lots of people thought that I went to grad school just like my…

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Trip to Vietnam: Part 3 (Hue)

Welcome to the third part of my Vietnam vacation posts and this time, we’re moving to Hue, the Imperial capital of Vietnam! The city is very rich with beautiful architecture and wonderful sights, so as usual, this post is going to be picture-heavy! We flew from Hanoi to Hue and arrived late at night, so there…

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Trip to Vietnam: Part 1 (Hanoi)

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to try and explore more places, so a few weeks ago I embarked on an adventure to Vietnam! It was my first time to plan a trip all by myself but surprisingly I enjoyed every minute of the planning stage. I planned the itinerary and chose the sites…

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Travelling with a phone camera

This month, I went on one of my favorite vacations ever, in Vietnam! But then, two days before our flight, I suddenly found out that our camera broke. The timing couldn’t be worse; after all, when you’re travelling you want to take lots of photos and capture memories. Because of this, I had no choice but…

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