I want to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my awesome brother, Trung, before the day is over.
First and foremost, I am proud that he is my brother. Despite me being the older brother between us, I look up to him in more ways than one.
My only real regret is that I have been so out of touch with his life for the past few months and then some. He and I were best buds growing up. I was always the shy, dorky one while he was always the outgoing and confident sibling.
We were two very different kinds of kids, and yet we still got along great. He always tried to have my back, and I likewise had his.
My brother Trung is on the right track for greater success. In fact, he is already on his way with a lot of things to his name that anyone would be thrilled to say, “Hey, that’s my brother!”
Zoey had to get a cone of shame from the vet. She had a thorn removed from her paw. The cone needs to stay on for a whole week. I have never seen this dog in so much discomfort before. No dog likes the cone of shame. That’s for sure.
It is thus fitting that today’s kanji is 卒業 (sotsugyou — pronounced sow-tsu-gee-yoh), the Japanese word for graduation. 卒 can refer to stuff like “soldier” or “graduate,” whereas the 業 can refer to aspects like “vocation” or “arts.” Continue reading