Imagine waking up in a small house by a river. The sound of water trickling by as you open the window above your headboard. Walking outside, the sun is just clearing the low set trees on the horizon. Before you, on the other side of the river, a vast green rice field glows verdantly with … Continue reading Nestled In
When I drink a Magic Hat #9, it takes me home. To my dad’s always well-stocked bar where I first discovered the unique tastes of different beers. To BYOB date parties in college where I splurged on beer I couldn’t afford. To concerts with friends where I listened to artists I had never heard of. … Continue reading “Don’t Cry Over Spilled… Beer.”
Alleyways with lanterns, overgrown bougainvillea flower vines. Worn, soft yellow paint on early 20th century buildings. Tailor-made dresses and colorful scarves billow in the warm breeze. And sales as far as the eye can see. This is Hoi An. A tourist’s paradise in central Vietnam. Normally I don't buy into these kinds of places, but … Continue reading For what it’s worth
At long last, we're on our way to the Philippines (my project site for the year)! But before I go, I want to honor my time in Khe Sanh, Vietnam by simply naming 10 moments I’d like to remember it by: Arriving before any other English teachers at what turned out to be a “welcome” drinking party … Continue reading Retrospect on Khe Sanh
“Oh, we hate the Chinese,” 12 year old Nhi says as she takes a sip of her milkshake. “And why is that?” Straight-faced, she replaces the drink on the table...