I normally ride a scooter in Vietnam because it’s the quickest and most efficient way for me to get around town, buy groceries and explore. And it just so happened that the other day, when I had planned to spend the afternoon exploring a new... Read More
Growing up, my parents would take it upon themselves to take care of everything for me. My dad would go off to work while my mom would stay home and do everything from laundry to cooking dinner to sewing clothes. They wanted me to instead focus my... Read More
Someone asked me a question I had a hard time answering the other day:
“What is success? How do I achieve it?”
It’s such a hard question to answer because until you’ve achieved it (success), you can’t say what it is. It’s entirely subjective and enigmatic, and at best, I can make assumptions on what it is.
She said that right after I had taken out my eggs from the microwave. It was my first time poaching eggs in the microwave, and I couldn’t help but be amused at how well it turned out.
“Well…” as I answered her through mouthfuls of food, “it’s because I’m always learning.”
As we grow older, many of us worry about hitting the specific milestones that’s expected at our age: graduating from school, finding a stable job, getting married, having kids. It’s what our society dictates, and if we try our hardest at feigning ignorance towards these milestones, those around us and those close to us will continue to pressurize us until we do care.