| HAWAII

IMG_20160706_222234.jpg Hawaii is truly beautiful.  The sunsets are breathtaking.  People are friendly and kind. The poke bowls are deliciously made, and the beach is just lovely.

I am utterly in love with this place ❤

– Loan N.

| BEING JUDGMENTAL

I wonder when this will end; people being so judgmental of others without knowing a person and who they are.  It irks me when a person says such negative things about someone based on their outer appearance.  Someone can have tattoos all over their body and can be the nicest person you’ve ever met.  Someone who looks decent can be the worst one yet.  Oh she is fat, she must be lazy.  Oh he wears a hoodie and looks shady, he must be a gangster or worst a killer.  Don’t judge someone just based off their appearance, get to know them a little and then judge for yourself.  You don’t know what their story is.  Be kind.  Be generous.  Don’t be judgmental.  Be openminded.

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Loan N.

| LET YOU GO

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If there comes a time
When you have to choose
Between her and me
Don’t choose me
For if you have loved me
You wouldn’t have been with another
Wouldn’t have wavered
Wouldn’t have hesitated
To begin with
And as much as it hurts me
I’ll let you go
Wish
 you happiness
Break my own heart
Take time to heal and move forward


Let you go || © Loan N. 


When you love someone so much and give them everything, letting go it one of the hardest and most painful feeling.  However, by holding on, you only hurt yourself and make things worse.  If someone choses another over you, leave them, and wish them happiness.  Clearly, they just told you that they don’t love you.  They are saving you the pain in the future, so thank them for doing it now, rather than later.  Free yourself from the pain and move forward.  

| LOVE

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Photocredit: twotwentyphotos


Love is undefined
But if you ask me what love is
I would simply write down your name
For you are who I love
What love should be about
How I came to understand
The meaning of forever
When love is real
Why home feels so incomplete without you
For home is where you are
Your very own existence justifies
The definition of love
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Definition || Loan N.

| SOLO TRAVELING

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Photocredit:  TwoTwentyPhotos


All my life I have wanted to wanderlust and travel the world.  I wanted to see and experience new things but never got the chance to do it.  It was either my friends couldn’t make it or my parents were against it.  As I grew older, my desire to travel grew and last year, I took a leap of courage and booked a flight to Hawaii without my parents knowing.  It was one of the most spontaneous thing I have ever done in my life; and I have no regrets.

When it was close to my departure, I told my parents and they were very against it.  However, I had everything planned and told them what I was going to do, and I was capable of taking care of myself.  They were very worried when I left for Hawaii by myself but I showed them I was independent and responsible.  Traveling to Hawaii was one of the most memorable and unforgettable trip.

Never be afraid to try new things and do what you love.  Don’t just be alive, live your life and enjoy every minute of it.  Learn and grow from your experiences and make it count.


Loan N.

-Weekly Photo-

Been kind of MIA – missing in action – for awhile. Sorry to my 5 fans. My workload increased. I had been scheduled more often. But I’m back. At least for a little while.

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Paynes Prairie Observatory 
10 out of 10 would recommend. The stars at night are absolutely stunning. They are no street lights to distract you from the beautiful night skies.
Bring along a friend, blankets, and hot cocoa. 
Enjoy,
JN.

-Happiest Place On Earth-

Every time someone mentions Walt Disney World, they always tell you how happy they were. I can attest to that. I’ve been to Disney quite a few times now. And each time I go I feel nostalgic in the pit of my stomach. To the days when I was young and my parents and I would try to go on all the rides together.

I feel like a little kid again. Letting all the distractions of the real world fade for a day.

Until you see your bank account the next day.

Jennie N.

-Asian Dominoes!-

Mahjong. I always wanted to learn how to play since I was young while watching Asian dramas.

My cousin Nhi and I were hanging out for the holidays recently. She pulled out her old mahjong kit that she never played with and we decided to learn. Like all professional, we went to look for a video tutorial instead of reading the manual.

Surprisingly, the manual was way easier to understand than the video. The video was crazy confusing. After watching multiple videos, we decided to read the manual. Read the manual once and it made more sense. Even though we still don’t quite understand the game, we can participate in a game if we were asked to.

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One day, I will be so good I could start betting for money.

Jennie N.