I remember some years ago I wondered whether love can be taught at school and whether we can create a school for it. One time I asked my aunt who is a nun: “Auntie, what is love?” mostly just to tease if she is ever in love and she replied…


Commitment is a choice to be great at something and to accept to not be great at so many other things. Commitment requires sacrifice, acceptance, focus, attention, dedication, persistence, and endurance. Commitment is a beginning of a journey. Commitment takes a YES and a lot of NOs. Commitment is beautiful…


I grew up with a perception inherited from my parents that if you do not eat fish and meat, you are not getting enough nutritions. Scientifically, I may not have enough knowledge to confirm this, however, from experience, plant-based eating is not only healthy but also tasty and nutritious.

My little garden

My…


I learnt from a book that “you should live at your house just like you are on a visit, because that is when you see everything as fresh and always appreciate where you are living”. …


The other day I had a thought that if tomorrow is my last day in this world then I am sad because I have not been kind enough and that today I will be very kind. But how? and to whom?

I only know that the world will be a…


While trying to catch a train at Millbrae, I heard someone asking: “Hi, do you how the train is gonna come?”. I was pausing what I was about to do to think: “How?” and thought “what do you mean by how? the train will just come?”. It tells me of…


Meaning is what I have ever chased in my life. Meaning is what I try to draw out from a relationship, from a work I do, from a study I take, from a destination I am heading to, from an origin I am from, from an adventure I shoot for…


Four mile trail to Yosemite is a challenging yet breath taking hike up to Glacier Point of Yosemite National Park. It is called four mile trail but it is actually 4,6 miles for one way.

I and my friend found going up was very tough. Not to mention carrying water…


I think the most stressful moment in our lives should be when we are about to die with we do not believe in life after death, because that means “there is not more opportunities to explore and to try”. …


As I approached the park by my bike, there was a lady who was watching her kids from far away as they entered. The kid on a little scooter was coming closer, the other one was just running toward her.

I tried to slow down and even intended to stop…

Hong Tran

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!”

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