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Travel, reflections, progress

Do "boring" things when you travel.

by Donovan Bui

Huntington beach — On my trips, whether it was Budapest, Chianti, or Khajuraho, I would look for the hideaways. The idea is to do whatever I normally do at home — scenic walks, picnic with some portable speakers, people watch at a cafe, even grocery shop. Before I learned to do this, traveling and the activities therein were enjoyable but inevitably contained by feelings of obligation. I (and I think many others, s...

Travel, reflection

The case to end bucket lists.

by Donovan Bui

Huntington beach — Read this New Yorker article today. Let’s pursue something other than a bucket list. We can protect ourselves from the pursuit of temporary gratification. We are vulnerable to this when we decorate c...

The Ocean, Summer Wishes, Free

When I'm at the ocean, I'm a free and wild spirit; like I could run away and never look back.

by Emma Hanson

Huntington beach — Different places evoke different emotions in me, we will soon learn that well. And when I’m by the sea and I can taste the salt in the air and the sun kisses my skin, I feel infinite. I feel like I co...

history, War, home

22 Gia Long Street April 29 1975. 

by Donovan Bui

Huntington beach — I’ve been trying to see color where there is only monochrome. I am weary by this photo. But I have only it, for reconciliation between my imagination and my history. A panicked helicopter above ...

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