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(HNGRY2018) Update 1.0

24 Mar 2018* Dear Lovely Warriors in Christ, It is T-3 days till our team flies to Hungary. The last time I wrote you, I was conjuring up all my courage to tell my story and to raise funds. So here are some praise reports — one, I have raised MORE THAN ENOUGH funds a […]

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(HNGRY2018) Support Letter

4 Jan 2018 Dear You, I want to share with you a big dream that God has placed in my heart. It has been a process and it is still just a little more than a dream and an idea. Please know that you receive this letter because I trust that you are willing to […]

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Trip #1 to Hungary

When I first heard the word Hungary I thought–oooh, Europe. But through the mission trip introduction I found out about the injustices inflicted upon the Roma people. The Romas are more known as Gypsies but I also found out that Gypsy is a derogatory term (like nigger for Black people). It hit me–pop culture has got it […]

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#3 Street Drama

I made my way to the bus station after rehearsal one evening. I tuned my Spotify to something brainless and walked slowly on the sidewalk as I saw a car hastily park right in front of me. An infuriated girl stomped out and slammed the door. She raised a middle finger through the passenger seat […]

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#2 Little Amie in Korea

I’m not lying when I say I don’t remember too much of bus rides in Seoul City before I was six. I know our family rode around plenty of times but they all are bunched up in this part of my brain called Before Taiwan. However there is this one vague conversation mum and I […]

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#1 The Origin

Every bus ride is an adventure and it all started with an episode… Surprisingly I don’t remember too many bus rides from when I was tiny in Korea. They probably just weren’t as traumatic as the one I call the ride that stared my Taipei City life.We only just got settled in Taipei. Dad was […]

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The origins of my love for traveling and everything else

Attending an international Christian school from middle school meant that I grew up in an environment with a special set of worldviews. I’ve learned that the world is a small place and little actions can make a change. We had Christmas projects each year to raise funds for causes like children in Uganda or orphanages […]

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Escapril 2019

escaprilday 2019 // 1: a fresh start two Costco bags full of umma-certified clean clothes, “unpacking cannot begin with wet clothes” Taipei humidity is unkind. coins clink, white noise revs drowning out the drizzle as heart somersaults to the rhythm of the cycles: what — tum — am I — ble doing — tumble — […]

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not written by me

This is a list compiled by our high school senior year English teacher, he was a thoughtful introvert who stuck to his guns about many values. My classmates always muttered he was a better person than a teacher, I still don’t quite understand what they mean. His class is probably why I graduated with a […]

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Nice to meet you, Death

17 Jan 2017 Aunt Sharon said as I graduate from high school, I will be entering into the age when friends are getting married left and right. She said she was entering into the age when friends’ parents are dying left and right. This was mostly true. I had several older friends who already were […]