Remember April 17, 1975? 

Today 47 years ago, the Khmer Rouge radical communists took over Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Initially, the Cambodian communists had been closely linked with and relied on the communist movement in Vietnam to fight French colonialism. The Khmer.....

Death: a journey!

Washington DC, Spring 2022.  April 29, 2021: a conversation with my mother about death.  “Are you afraid of death?” “I used to be afraid of death. But now, I am no longer scared of it. I sometimes wish it would.....

Death: A Story!! 

Winter 2021, Northampton, Ma Walking alone on a cold day in the New England weather, she is thinking about death. Death is the only thing that is definite to everyone. It certainly never changes; no matter who you are or.....

Five Years Reflection

Every week by Thursday evening, my body feels exhausted, my brain starts freezing and my shoulders become really tense. I would then stand outside my apartment to catch a breath of fresh air as I hear my soul telling me.....

What Do I Know About Myanmar?

In December 2020, for my final paper in Comparative Politics course, I wrote an Op-Ed research essay about Myanmar entitled, “We Can’t Rush Democracy: Myanmar Needs More Time.”  In the essay, I noted the country’s complex political history, throughout its.....