My Castle On The Hill

Ed Sheeran’s “Castle on the Hill” was a nostalgic look back at his childhood. His concert, for me, brought up emotions of the first ever concert I attended at the age of 13. It was in Kuala Lumpur and a part of the My World Tour. If you haven’t guessed it, the first artist I…

Know Thyself – Past

Hey guys, Welcome to the second part of the Know Thyself series. Earlier, I chose five questions to answer that allowed me to learn more about myself and understand who I truly am, what drives me. Today, I am back with three more questions but with a specific theme. They’re all going to be focused…

A Magic Lamp and Three Wishes

We’ve all imagined what it would be like to be Aladdin; to find a magic lamp and to be granted three wishes by a genie. And the rules are simple. The genie can’t make someone fall in love. He can’t bring someone back from the dead. And you can’t wish for more wishes. As a…

Ninety days, One language

Welcome to my blog. If you know me at all, then you know I always have something going on. And it is usually something I have decided to take on because I can’t just sit around and not do anything at all. This time I have decided to publicize the challenge and take all of…

Local Village Life in Thanh Hoa

When most people think about travel, they imagine comfortable flights with luxurious hotels and restaurant dining. Not everyone is willing to experience or even write about the rural areas. But if you truly want to experience living like a local, then that’s where you’ll have to go. Now I want to be clear that I…

Messages to My Past

Dear 5-year-old me, I know you’re incredibly young, but I can’t sugar coat this because I need you to understand. A lot of people are not going to like you. Adults won’t love you the way they love other children. They won’t treat you the same either. The only reason you will ever feel even…

Know Thyself

“Tell me about yourself.” It is a common phrase we come across in our life whether in an informal setting when meeting someone new or in a formal setting during an interview. Either way, half of us can immediately come up with an answer. Yet the other half of us freeze and our minds decide…

Explore the Universe

The roller coaster car turns into a separate room and then comes to a sudden halt, nearly crashing into the wall. Confused glances exchanged between the riders; is something wrong? All of a sudden, we’re pulled backwards, falling down deeper until we come to another stop. The car makes a slow 180-degree turn, allowing the…

The First Best Delegate

At my seventh Model United Nations Conference, I won Best Delegate for the first time. I attended as the delegate of Myanmar in the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC). As I walked up the stairs and onto the stage, I had to do everything in my power to keep the tears from…

Light up Singapore

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay is like taking a stroll into an entirely new world. The shades of green around you with hints of colour from the flowers contrast the concrete jungle that is the tiny island itself. The large towering trees known as the Supertree Grove put on a light show in the night….