So How Many Did They Pull Out Today?

5. 10. 12. 15. All of them. What would you do if that was the number of teeth you had extracted in one day?  (Or in one lady’s case, that was her birthday… Continue reading

Lanterns, Moon Cakes, and a Full Moon

Tết Trung Thu is here! It is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Children’s Festival,  the Full Moon Festival, or the Harvest Moon Festival, and is held on the 15th day of… Continue reading

Hands at Work – Travel Photo Roulette Round # 63 Entry

My first pottery lesson! I got lost and ended up in a craftsman’s backyard. It paid off with a free quick pottery lesson.  This kind gentleman stopped in the middle of his work… Continue reading

Expect the Unexpected.

Just when I thought these were gigantic limes, they turn out to be oranges. Less than a dollar for a kilogram. You can’t beat that.

Retracing Steps

“Are you sure you don’t want to go?” I remember asking my mother that the day before I left for Vietnam.  This was going to be my first time returning to Vietnam.  I… Continue reading

Dĩ Vãng

Hãy giữ lấy, những phút giây yêu thương ngày xưa Hãy giữ lấy, dù giờ đây không còn chung lối Ôi dĩ vãng, mình đã cho nhau rất nhiều Xin tình yêu, hãy… Continue reading


“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments, but rain your kindness equally on all.” A verse I found on my daily Buddhism RSS… Continue reading

Words of the Old and Wise

I was probably eight or nine years old.  I was sent over to the neighbor’s house to be looked after for the day. The babysitter was a lady in her late sixties or… Continue reading

Frogger and Moving Forward

Remember the classic 80s game where you had to help the frog cross the street?  Now imagine that you are the frog and you have to get yourself from one side of the… Continue reading

New Beginnings.

This day two months ago, I bid farewell to a mentor.  While our time together may have been brief, her presence has left its mark on me.  Her passion for pharmacy and her… Continue reading