An Epilogue

A person truly does not know them self until they write about it. As humans, it’s natural for us to create habits, it is something we have done ever since we have left our mother’s womb. These habits that us humans have created has blinded us. Sometimes we don’t know who we truly are until we actually must think about it. In the beginning, I honestly didn’t want to do these blogs for class but seriously…who didn’t? What I’m trying to say is that by doing these blogs that were assigned to us, in spite that we could choose eight blog posts, I learned more about myself unexpectedly. By doing these blogs, I’ve learn that everybody is unique in many ways. By writing it down, it allows me to think more about my life and share it with my peers.

I wouldn’t say that making this blog has changed me or the outlook of my future but it sure has taught me more about myself. Since I got to actually write down my thoughts, I have started to appreciate everything my family has done for me even more. I know that their life in Vietnam was tough prior to this blog but the more it lingers in my mind, I’m more thankful for everything in life and of course, life. I don’t know if I would consider this as change, but it is an improvement in my point of view. I was never good at English or writing growing up. Now that I am obligated to do these blogs, it has sprung out the writer inside of me. If I go back into the past a couple months before I post this epilogue, I would have never guessed that I could write all these posts. Although I still dislike writing, I enjoy sharing my life and thoughts with my peers.

My favorite piece of writing must be “Advice to the Young.” I find this ironic because I still consider myself young. I enjoy writing this post the most because I felt like an adult during the time spent writing it. I learned the most about myself in this post because I mention characteristics and traits that I wish I have or to improve one day. I, like any normal future parent want is the best for my children. I believe by telling stories based on experiences are the most effective way to teach a lesson. What I love the most about it is that the morals I wrote are the same morals I grew up with. The same exact morals my mom has taught me and that these morals have prepared me for a successful future. Since I know that good ethics and morals are successful, I will too pass it on to the future generation.

Thank you to those who were on this journey with me. It took awhile to finish this blog, but it was fun. I hope the writing of my life has given you positive ideas. Remember, All I Do is Nguyen!


Are You Hungry?

I’ll be straightforward about this subject. I am a small Asian guy that loves to eat!!! I love many different type of cuisines and I try my best to follow the philosophy of “if it looks good, then eat it.” When I think of my best meal, I immediately think of the meals that were served on the Carnival Cruises. Lets start of with the appetizer. The appetizer was a fusion of sushi that contained a mix of California roll and Philadelphia roll. Although the rice was plentiful, the ingredients in the middle was the perfect amount. Dab the sushi with a little soy sauce and a slice of ginger and it will be the most amazing appetizer in a three-course meal. The main entree that was served was three thick slice of medium rare steak smothered in their special gravy with mushrooms underneath and a side of mashed potatoes. As a food fanatic, I know that this particular steak is going to be amazing just from how tender it was when I sliced it with my knife. My knowledge did not fail me, til this day, the steak I had on the cruise is the best steak I have ever eaten. For those that still have an appetite left, the desert is always the most exciting part and best way to end a dinner. For this particular meal, I had a caramel creme which was practically flan. The way they prepared it is and will probably be the most beautiful flan I’ve ever seen and taste. The balance of the caramel and the flan was on point! The whip cream topped it off perfectly and voila, “The Perfect Flan.” So for my favorite meal, this meal during my cruise to Mexico will be my favorite one. 

My Own List of Lists

People who have influenced me: Mom, maternal grandfather, Nido Qubein, Billy Graham, Kobe Bryant, and Jesus

Places that make me hungry: School, planes, cruise, Malls, mountains, and… church

Places I would like to go: London, Tokyo, Hawaii, World Cup Championship Round, Great Barrier Reef, and Golden Gate Bridge

Characteristics I like in people: Honesty, wise, loving, funny, likes to travel, and confident

Characteristics I dislike in people: Liar, disloyal, cocky, arrogant, self-centered, and temperamental 

Things that worry me: College, finance, grades, making my mom proud, health, and government

Things I would like to know how to do: How to make medicine, perform surgery, photogenic memory, fix cars, play the cello, and get rich quick legally.

Things that have moved me: Seeing others getting baptized, noticing the growth of a person ever since they were born, soldiers fighting for our beloved freedom, it’s my senior year, families in the hospital during Christmas, and people dying at an early age. 

Ideas that intrigue me: Nutella in frozen yogurt, goal-line technology in soccer, the insects that we hate such as spiders and bees help us live everyday, what if Hitler invaded Great Britain successively, the journey of how my family is in America, and what if this life is a dream in another life. 

My personal favorites: Sports but mainly soccer, medical related, gaming, Sushi, travelling, and creating music.