how do you go out with someone who embarrasses you
I’ve got 99 problems and 98 of them can be attributed to poor time management and self control.
"You are meant to fight. When you are sick, your body fights for its right to function. When you hold your breath, your body fights for its right to breathe. There are billions of tiny events—from the surface of your skin, down to the very cells of your body—that have to happen in order for you to be simply sitting here today. If your most minuscule parts haven’t given up yet,
Why should you?"
would you still want to travel to that country if you could not take a camera with you?
I’m back from Vietnam and I have so so much to tell you guys but what kept popping into my head was this quote about cultural appropriation by Nayyirah Waheed. I left my phone at home and I brought my camera, but then it broke the first night we spent in An Giang, VN. Not being able to take pictures made me think about what was so important. For one, my family is from Vietnam and I wanted to visit their old neighborhoods and bring back pictures. But I also felt as though I might have been trying to validate myself by ‘experiencing’ Vietnamese culture.
The quote also made me think of social media. So many girls on the trip brought their phone and instagrammed stuff I felt was pretty harmless like food in Korea and Vietnam. But how casually people took pictures of people praying and with guns in the Vietnam war was
I was on a service trip installing donated computers in elementary schools in rural Vietnam, and I liked the people on my trip. But during the visits to temples, a few people pretended to pray? What made me sad was that the markets kind of sold each asian country’s biggest hits. They sold kimono-ish robes, chinese silk clothing, and vietnamese hats. I loved shopping there but damn. Many jumbled thoughts about that market.
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."