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BYC 2023 – Resilience

BYC (Buddhist Youth Camp) is a summer Buddhist camp organized by the Jade Buddha Temple in Houston. Thanks to my parents’ persuasion, I participated in their first-ever youth camp in 1993 before starting college.

One-of-a-kind Buddhist Youth Camp

BYC (Buddhist Youth Camp) is a summer Buddhist camp organized by the Jade Buddha Temple in Houston. Thanks to my parents’ persuasion, I participated in their first-ever youth camp in 1993 before starting college.

Day One (of being a father)

第一天(成為人父)
You would be teenager by now. 13 years, I didn’t get to tell you the story about how you survived. But, I know one day, we are going to meet again in Heaven and I will tell you the story about how you changed my life.

My Haircut Journey, Part 2

It’s just hair, isn’t it? So it was surprising that so many thoughts and emotions played out before, during, and after I got my once-in-a-lifetime haircut.

Fast Forward

快轉。
2017 was the first time I heard the word “Derealization” from a friend. Derealization (or Depersonalization) disorder refers to the experience of feeling detached from, and as if one is an outside observer of, one’s surroundings.

My Haircut Journey, Part 1

What is our relationship to hair? Is it a vehicle for self-expression? Is it power? Is it beauty? Is it comfort? Is it fashion?

BYC 2022 : Rekindle – A Rebirth of Brilliance

BYC is an extraordinary summer camp that truly works its magic on everyone who experiences it. It has this inexplicable charm that compelled me to return every summer during my youth. For me, returning after twenty years with my own children was an absolute delight. I witnessed their hearts fill with the same wonder and joy that I had felt during my youth.

Unanswered Prayers

未得到回應的祈禱。 I am not a religious person, but I used to have my kids to pray with me every night before we went to sleep.  Praying to God, thank Him for the joy He brings to the days and wishes for a better day tomorrow.