Checkpoint

Ferry to Con Dao Island. Met a good friend on the way. First friend I ever met from Vietnam.

So it’s slightly over 2 years since I have relocated to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Now I’m in Hoi An, Vietnam. Still looking for something. I think I’m close to finding it; turning a corner.

It’s been a rough path. Boston seems like a lifetime ago. Maybe it was — a life’s time ago. I’ve grown, I’ve stumbled; I’ve grown because I’ve stumbled. I dislike how this is the case in life. You would have to jump off a cliff in order to know that it hurts. Some will do it again, with a parachute. Some will just never do it again. My life idol, Ali, passed away but I love the way he approached life. The way he confronted it, physically for a career. But it was his mental perseverance and resilience that catapulted him to become the greatest at what he did. Maybe it was also his defiance, as seen clearly in this quote “I’m so mean, I make medicine sick”. I think the defiance is a personal one. It was his personal defiance to his personal state of being. Forward → Thinking.

Why, hello :)

I remember first ever listening to this song about 10 years ago. And I’m listening to it again now, to see how much of Vietnam I have actually seen — and I think it might take another life’s time to learn. Who knows how long this life will continue until another life begins.

I have learnt so much in the last 2 years that it humbled me. I feel like I should spend my whole life learning; and I want to learn how to learn more effectively. I have also discovered my beauty. Maybe it’s time to share some of the beauty in which I discovered:

“For the beauty belonging to me as good belongs to you.”

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