Family Connections

One of the things that I am most grateful for, in regards to my trip to Vietnam, is that I was able to meet my family members and make awesome new friends.  Granted, I don’t talk to some of them today, but I still hold the precious memories that I shared with many people in my heart (and on my Facebook).  But, there are some people that I keep in contact with on a regular basis, and I am sooooo thankful that they are a part of my life.

I don’t want to share any names in case they might feel uncomfortable.  But, I would really like to give a shout out to my cousin.  He’s not really my literal, standard definition of my cousin, but I’m going to refer to him that way for simplicity because I don’t know how to say it in English.  I am actually on Skype with him right now as I am writing this, but he’s sleeping.  It’s 1:34am in Berkeley, but 16:34 in Can Tho.  He’s taking a nap, but we try to spend time with each other when we can.

I also found out that my cousin (from previous paragraph) has a cousin (the literal, standard definition cousin) that actually goes to UC Berkeley too.  I actually my cousin’s cousin two weeks ago (I started this post last week though).  He is currently a Business Administration major and he’s lived in the United States for about 3 years now.  He is originally from Vietnam though, and he’s living here by himself.

There is not much that I wanted to say with this post except the fact that my trip to Vietnam has made me more connected to members of my family.  And for that, I am so grateful.  I hope to see them again soon!

Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.38.15 AMThe picture above is a screenshot that I took while I was in Sai Gon.  I am Skyping with my previously mentioned cousin.  It was the night of the Super Moon, and I was so sad that I wouldn’t be able to see it.  I couldn’t open the windows.  I didn’t want to walk outside the gate and worry my other family members.  I couldn’t figure out how to open the patio door to get on the roof.  I just couldn’t find any way to see the sky.  I couldn’t believe it.

And if you know me well enough, I love the moon.  That is my celestial object.  So, I really wanted to see it.  So, my cousin went out on his balcony, stuck his iPad, precariously tilted it towards the moon so I could see it.  This is the result.  It was super bright, and be basically gave me a planet.  What he did was very sweet, and I will appreciate it forever.  Mind, at this point, my cousin and I had only spend like five days together, and that’s really not much.  So, I’m just thankful he’s now a greater part of my life.

Because this post is totally skewed towards my cousin, I would like to add that I really love all my family that I met over there.  They really took care of me.  I can’t tell even tell you how many cà phê sữa ₫á s I had when I was with them.  I ate really well and I learned a lot about Can Tho and Sai Gon.  I just really am thankful.

Over and out.


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