Nyob zoo.

I am MB.  I am American Hmong.

I like to observe and, at the very least, understand if not empathize with people.  But sometimes, my naivety, arrogance, and ignorance get in the way.  I have a convoluted relationship with my ethnic culture.  There are certain aspects of the Hmong society that I wish its people should discard.  And yet, in this chaotic mess, I also embrace the colorful richness of my culture.  Like I said, it’s complicated.

My parents, along with my younger brother and I, immigrated to the United States in September of 1987.  I don’t remember much about Thailand or the earlier days in America, but I do know that growing up in two very different worlds is tremendously difficult.  You breathe, eat, and drink Hmong at home.  You are immersed in the American culture once you leave your doorsteps.  With both worlds colliding in front of you, what do you do?

My heritage brings me a sense of family values and interdependence.  The mainstream American culture teaches me to think for myself, dream big, strive for my goals, and be an individual.  Conflicted by very dissimilar views, I am infusing the best of both worlds and making it my very own.

Read my blog and step into the mind of an American Hmong woman [Disclaimer].

Have a wonderful day!
Take care,

☜♥☞ MB

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18 Responses to “About”

  1. faraon September 3, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    volim da se druzim na forumima….

  2. faraon September 3, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    sve je ovo virtuelni svet

  3. Shane September 4, 2010 at 2:53 am #

    You’re awesome. Thumbs up for embracing both of who you are.

    • MB September 4, 2010 at 11:23 am #

      Thank you. And you’re awesome to think that I’m awesome!

  4. Future DILF-in-Training September 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    what a fantastic entry.

    as a new dad, with a multi-ethnic asian baby, we’re still planning out exactly “how” we’re going to approach this. we both want our son to understand and be proud of his heritage from both chinese, korean and vietnamese sides, despite the fact he’ll likely be spending most of his life here in the states.

    thank you for sharing :)

  5. Moa September 6, 2010 at 6:54 am #

    Wow, this blog is great and I love your posts! Keep up the good work!!

  6. bucebucethecaboose September 6, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    Wow! Would have not expected to find another Hmong wordpress blogger! I’m gonna totally keep checking out your blog. Keep up the hard work!

  7. panicmonster September 7, 2010 at 1:06 am #

    what a wonderful blog <3

  8. LuckyLiLi September 19, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    I love your blog, your insights and writings. It’s lovely and inspiring.

    • MB September 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

      Thank you.

  9. EmmerTT September 19, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    Nyob zoo!

    I was wondering if this picture: http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae323/leejxyooj/hmong-1.jpg is yours? or you got it off from someone else?

    Reason i ask is, i couldn’t find your email so i decided to type here, is that i have a youth group and i’m looking for some drawings to have elementary color in. With that picture, i feel tha tthey can color in after i touch it up. If it is yours, would you mind if i take it and have it as a drawing for elementaries to color in?

    • MB September 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

      It’s not mine. I got it from a guy online, but now I can’t find his account, so I don’t know how you can get in contact with him.

      • EmmerTT September 23, 2010 at 10:54 am #

        Hrrm, i guess i’ll just take it? Oh well. I’m not selling it or anythng, just fr activitis. It should be fine right? i think so. But thanks anyways. :D

        • MB September 23, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

          It should be fine. You’re not using it for profit.

  10. Neeraj Bhushan September 21, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    The design of our blogs are so similar. But you seem to have better contents. Keep it up. Best.

  11. Dennis November 4, 2010 at 1:21 am #

    Hi there, I’m a Hmong man myself who’s also married and I totally agree with what you wrote. I’m sure I am only one of a handful Hmong men to see eye level with you on various Hmong issues, but you know what, keep on doing what you’re doing. Eventually, it will educate, and educating is the best tool to fight misconception and deception. I enjoyed reading your posts, and have subscribed to you, keep up the great work!!

    • MB November 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

      Nice to hear from a Hmong man. Thank you.

  12. N March 31, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Nice to see a Hmong blogger.

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