Dai Hoi La Vang – Las Vegas – October 18-20, 2019

Wedding Mass with my Best Friend

My weekend was pretty packed with activities (Oct. 18-20). Friday was work as usual, with a wedding rehearsal that night. During the day on Saturday was the wedding at the local cathedral. Right after the wedding, I had to go straight to the airport to catch my flight to Las Vegas. I was really exhausted from spending hours on homework for my classes, but I was very excited and happy to finally be able to visit Las Vegas again for the annual Dai Hoi La Vang event.

Airport travel to and from Vegas is really straightforward now (my 3rd time taking the plane to Vegas). Navigating around the airport almost felt like muscle memory. The scenery around the city, especially the city lights at night looking from the horizon, looks absolutely beautiful. Weather in Vegas was great too! Clear sky and similar temperatures like my home town!

Dai Hoi La Vang at Las Vegas last weekend was full of great memories and great times. I flew out of my home town at 4 PM and arrived at 5:30 PM. 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM was spent trying to Uber from the airport to the church. I was very glad that there were no delays and hickups for the flight and transportation. The day is almost over!

Although I could only spend around a day at the event (Saturday night to Sunday), I am still very happy to be able to finally see my TNTT friends from Las Vegas / SoCal / Arizona / etc. and catch up with them again.

I really love the TNTT chapter here because everyone is so kind, happy, welcoming, loving, and very hardworking. No matter where we all came from to attend this event, they treated all of us like family. I felt very relaxed and happy to be with all of them.

This was my first time getting to stay for the Sunday activities (the closing mass and seeing the release of the balloons and the rosary balloons to the sky). It felt really awesome to be a part of that experience.

Releasing All of the Balloons
Releasing the Balloon Rosary
Balloon Rosary in the Sky

Special thank you to my friend Nhan for letting me stay with you over the weekend! 

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I’m glad that everyone is doing well, and I can’t wait to see everyone again next year! Keep in touch! You’re all amazing!

2020 Goal

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One of my major goals for 2020 is to build my parents a brand new kitchen next year in 2020. It will take a lot of financial discipline, but I’m ready to take on this challenge!

I’m anticipating an approximate total cost of around $25K-$30K to accomplish this endeavor. Ideally, I would like to minimize costs, but I’m assuming this high amount just to be safe to be able to realistically gauge how long it will take to be able to have enough saved up for this in addition to having enough money for other miscellaneous things.

Back to School! – Fall 2019

Hello everyone! Today, I just finished my very first day of school, and it was really relaxing and great. I also got to meet my new group members for our semester project!

It felt awesome to come back to school again. Class ended early since it was just the introduction session. I dropped by the new Spartan recreation center for the first time. Wow! It is such a nice building, so many options to exercise in there and have a great time with friends.

I also finally got to play volleyball again after almost a year in the building, and it felt so refreshing. What a wonderful day it was! Happy Thursday everyone!

TNTT – Cap 2 Hiep Si Training Camp – Sacramento, CA – July 18-21, 2019

Last weekend, I attended the TNTT Cap 2 Hiep Si Training Camp in Sacramento, CA, from July 18-21, 2019. The camp basically specializes in teaching youth leaders how to teach high school aged kids (Junior/Senior years).

The weekend was filled with many lessons, activities, games, and prayer. I met many amazing and kind people there. It was a relaxing experience. This camp was definitely my favorite camp out of all of the other training camps I have been to. Thank you to everyone for organizing this camp and for your hard work in making sure this camp is a success!

July 4th, 2019 – 12 Years!

Hi everyone!!! My annual July 4th video is finally here! 12 years of July 4th videos! See the transformation! Enjoy the video too ^_^! Happy July 4th to everyone out there!