spent the morning learning Vietnamese alphabets
it’s really funny, because I swear they sound the same!!!! but they do not, with the different pitches etc etc but gosh, I’ve forgotten them already hahah
also, i liked that they looked mildly confused / exasperated upon repeating it for us – i feel like it empowers them in some ways, to know that we struggle with Vietnamese as they do perhaps with English
it is a reciprocal relationship, a mutual learning process, and we suck at Vietnamese πŸ˜€

my daily dose of glorious sunset – the sun, the sand, the sea, the mountains

the little stream-
When you peer closely at it it can be pretty amazing – how the gradual ebbs and flows, the constant streaming rivulets, the inward rush and outward retreat of the waves gradually, ever so gently, shape the landscape to be how it is. Tiny slopes and little patterns etched across the sandy terrain – how they leave their mark. How metaphorical. All the little waves that shape your landscape of life.

Today I did one of the hardest and most courageous things I’ve had to do – pick up a huge cockroach to place it in the bin. Yes, it was truly hard for me and I’m proud to have done it. πŸ™‚

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