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I love Vietnam. It’s fast-paced, it’s got cheap food, and everyone here is super friendly. But the only thing I don’t like is its lack of foreign options.

The other day I had a huge craving for Pop-tarts, so I went to several stores. None of them had it and the only place that did was eBay, where they were selling it for 4x the price at $16.

Should I buy it? Is it worth it?

I hesitated but ended up buying it anyways because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t even have it at all.

It wasn’t until the following week when I went to a new foreign market that I found the Pop-tarts I had just bought, except for half the price. 

I was upset.

I was upset because I’d felt ripped off. But then again, I knew I shouldn’t let this get to me, because I took what had been the only choice available at the time.

The thing is, it’s impossible to have known or predicted what life throws at you and that we shouldn’t beat ourselves up for making the ‘wrong’ choice. That’s why instead of worrying about being ripped off, I’m better off spending my time enjoying my Pop-tarts and keeping in mind for next time, that if I want Pop-tarts again, I’ll go to the foreign market instead.

I’m rebuilding my life by discovering who I am, learning what I’m capable of after a 9 year heartbreak that left me stranded in China.


  • Carl Peterson

    April 24, 2018

    My favorite Pop-tart alternates between Frosted Blueberry and Smores. Either way, you can’t go wrong, as both are dangerously delicious! 🙂


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