Burmese Music Video

My Burmese Music Video How to become a celebrity in a country that your friends don’t even know exists. It’s a long story – actually, not really that long at all. In short, I learned a song in Burmese to impress my Burmese neighbors. They thought it was hilarious and recorded it. I told them […]

How to Travel During a Pandemic

How to Travel During a Pandemic No, you’re not a rebel for planning a trip during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contrary to popular belief, lots of people are traveling these days. You just have to do it responsibly. Traveling is a good mental health break for those who have spent months working from home and rarely […]

Learning in a Time of Crisis

Learning in a time of crisis with the Rohingya refugees.

The Rohingya do not take education for granted. In the midst of chaos, disaster, and loss, this boy carries his possessions in one hand, and our picture book in the other.

Playa Madama

How to get to Playa Madama from Las Galeras, Dominican Republic.

One Day at a Time

Refugees do not assume they will be waiting for someone or something for years. If they knew how long they would be waiting, they would lose hope. They just take it one day at a time. One Day at a Time The first and probably most important lesson I learned from my Rohingya friends is […]

What about Myanmar?

What about Myanmar? Freedom is not free. It never was. And it should never be taken for granted. Anyone who has lived through a war knows this. Anyone who has lived under an oppressive government knows this. Anyone who has lived through the pandemic knows this. While some of us may have been born into […]

If I Was Still in Myanmar

Rohingya Girls

Some day, this Rohingya community will be flooded with educated Rohingya girls. We’ll be overwhelmed with job applications from qualified, educated Rohingya women. But for now, it’s my role to encourage girls like Hasina to continue pursuing their education so that they can be the real world changers. They will be the ones to show the girls that one pen, one notebook, and one teacher can change the world.

Time

“This is a man who cherished his time and lived each moment as if it were his last. He has touched so many lives, including mine. I just wish we all had more time with him.” Time Time. It stands still, yet flies by. We take it for granted, yet cherish every second. And in […]