This is a belated note to say thank you to Yale, Master Marvin Chun of Berkeley College, and students Paulina, Eunju, Jerry, Christine and so many more for hosting a wonderful gathering of students and authors to discuss food, words, and what it means to follow, not what others want for us, but to take a risk and follow what it is we love most.
The most important thing I reminded myself as well as shared with the students is that it’s important to follow our passions. It took me many years and boarding passes to understand and accept that words, food, and travel would accompany me in the continuous search for a place in the world. It’s been a bittersweet journey and I am grateful to the Yale students who came out to share and listen to our stories.
Also, thanks to Bun Lai, for an entertaining dinner at his popular Miya Sushi.