Sorry I took a long break from blogging because I have been busy with work. In my last post, I said I would talk about myself more in the next post. So I’m going to answer 10 questions in this blog as a way to help you guys get to know me.
1)What is the best and worst phase of your life?
The best phase of my life is when Brian and I did our cross country road trip. We camped for two months and had to change where we stayed pretty much every night. We got to see some amazing landscapes in the U.S. It’s everything I have dreamed and more.
The worst phase of my life is when I lost my Mom in high school. My Mom past away because of a sudden heart attack. It was a shock to me. I had to take a break from high school for a few months. This incident is also what motivated me to go to the U.S. for college, because I really needed a change of environment.
2) What is your favorite book or movie of all time and why did it speak to you so much?
My favorite book and movie is Fight Club. This may sound silly, but I feel like I resonate with the main character in many ways. Because of the loss of a parent at an early age, I feel nothing matters in the face of death. I also want to be a rebel and nonconformist. In my personal life, I like to make friends with people who are more on the eccentric side.
Besides that, I just love how Chuck Palahniuk writes. I really like his book Invisible Monster as well. It’s such an exhilarating read.
3) What are you most thankful for?
I’m most thankful for meeting my husband Brian. When I first came to the U.S., my English was not very good. Brian taught me English and introduced me to American culture. He also drove me around for the first three years when I didn’t have a car. When I’m at the lowest through out the years, he’s always there for me. He’s why I feel at home in the U.S.
4) What is the one thing that people always misunderstand about you?
I don’t think people misunderstand me. But I think people may underestimate how open minded I am.
5) What is your biggest regret in life?
I can’t say I have no regrets in life. But I have no significant regrets. I really would like to live my life to the fullest so I can say I have no regrets. It’s important for me to come through for people who I care about. If I don’t, I would regret not having done enough for them.
6) If you could change something in the world, what would it be?
I would give shelter to homeless people in SF. I feel very sorry for people who live on the streets. It’s so sad to see there’s so much wealth in the city yet people live on the streets. I think a society should be measured by its weakest link. Every society has rich people, it’s how we take care of the poor and vulnerable that sets us apart. I’m disappointed by America in that sense.
7) What’s on your bucket list?
I have done pretty much all the travel I wanted to do up to this point. My biggest thing on my bucket list now is to buy a house, which is a huge task in SF bay area.
8) What would you most like to learn and why?
There are many things I want to learn. I want to learn how to swim. I have done a few swimming lessons, but I still can’t quite swim yet. I’d like to be able to swim so that I can do some water sports. I also want to learn more dance moves, like reggaeton. I’m amazed by how people can move their bodies.
9) What are your top fears?
Losing people who I love is my top fear because I know how much that hurts. But death is part of life. We need to accept that, which is also why I cherish the time I spend with loved ones. Our time is all limited here on earth.
10) What do you feel passionate about?
That’s such a tough question. I was passionate about photography last year. Now, I feel passionate about making sure people who I love are ok. As I grow older, I feel more responsibility towards my family. I want to do everything I can to make sure that my family will be taken care of, especially my Grandma. My family has become a main drive for me.
That’s it! Hope you get to know me more from this post. You can leave a comment if you have any questions. I’ll try to update the blog more often in the future. Talk to you then!
Photographer: Zoe Larkin