i’m coming home. part 2.

I’m coming home. Part 2.

Actually, I am home! Well… sort of. I’m on North American soil anyway.¬†Currently, I’m in North Carolina with Sara’s family on a weeklong family vacation at¬†Carolina Beach. Both Sara and I have been back in North America since June 14th and we have wasted no time in soaking in American lifestyle.

Speaking of America, LOVE IS LOVE! LOVE WINS! I’m referring to, of course, this groundbreaking day that finally legalizes and recognizes same-sex marriage across all 50 states. The 5-4 Supreme Court decision has deemed it constitutional. Civil rights is progressing a little bit more. Same sex marriages is sort of a normal thing for this Canadian writer since it’s been legalized in Canada since 2005, but that should not take away this momentous event for Americans, including my American partner and her family. No doubt that the old dinosaurs and extremists out there will try and fight this but that’s to their detriment. It really doesn’t make sense for right-wing (and even left-wing) party members to fight it because public opinion is in favour of this and dissent within one one’s party on this issue is just self-destructive. Anyway, I digress.

So yeah, Sara and I are home. We’re in her neck of the woods for now. But we will be heading towards Toronto, my home, in a few days.

There’s something incredibly wonderful and comforting being home for an extended period of time. I only realized this recently because the last time I was home, I had a very short, fixed timeline. In fact, I was only home for 7-8 days and then had to fly back to Saigon to get back to work the following day. It wasn’t ideal; my jet lag barely had time to go away before it came back again. This time though, I get to stay in North America for a glorious 7 weeks. SEVEN. That’s enough time to see the American South for the first time ever, meet Sara’s family and spend a lot of time with them at home and on vacation, road trip it up to Toronto, then spend time with my family and friends.

Anyway, I will post more later. I realize I haven’t really been writing as much and it’s largely my fault with time management being a poor skill I possess. Full time school and work this year did not help improve that. I did, however, have time to put this travel log of our fall break trip to northern Thailand back in October of 2014. I’m partitioning the entire trip into two parts, so here’s part one. Part two will come around shortly. Open the video in a separate link (https://vimeo.com/130242197) and make sure HD is on if you can’t see it embedded here.