Posts about You

Your Aunt

We ended up terminating the contract for your aunt’s apartment early. Your cousin’s parents failed to hold up their part of the agreement with your mother, unsurprisingly. Since they wouldn’t be able to pay rent come month three, your cousin’s parents formed a plan to take advantage of us. Your aunt knew your mother would […]


Choosing to live a life on the road has not come without sacrifices. I just found out that a person who had a profound influence on my life recently passed away. He was like a father to me after my father’s death. Once we were stateside, I was planning to bring you and your mother […]

Lucky Money

A lot of bad shit happens in Vietnam every day. Foreigners, regardless of whether they are in-country or not, are none-the-wiser because much of it goes uncovered by the media and unspoken by locals. Media aside, locals either don’t bat an eye since that’s what they know of as normal or keep their mouth shut […]

Under Siege

We’re being followed. Neither your mother nor I were aware of our tail until recently. A man, about 6’0’’, 160lbs and likely of Vietnamese descent, was eyeing us from afar while we were walking together. Since your mother had taken off for a run as soon as we arrived at the park, our plan was […]

Keep Out of the Reach of Children

That statement is why at least one Vietnamese pharmacist told me an anti-fungal cream cannot be used on toddlers. She took out the pack insert from the box after I had asked her whether it was safe for you to treat your diaper rash and said no because it warned, “Keep medicine out of the […]


My best friend and his wife welcomed their baby boy into the world recently. He’s their first child. After speaking to them about an hour before the procedure, my best friend video called me almost as soon as he got back to the room with his son. The little guy was so cute. As his […]

Birth Day

This was written previously. Maybe another week, I thought. Last night was sleepless. My work kept me awake past 3 a.m. and knowing that I had to wake up by 7:00 a.m. for your neonatal appointment at 8:30 a.m., it was a recipe for disaster. Sometimes I can be a bit cranky on little sleep. […]


Today we found out that you’re a girl. My daughter. It brought tears of love to my eyes when your mom told me while we were at the hospital for your monthly check-up. What started as an ordinary day became one of the happiest days of my life. I can’t stop thinking about you, and […]