As a title, Thu comes before the other half of your Vietnamese name. Thu is the root from my mother country, the origin of my history, it is a part of who I am. It is the base that I am forever building on, because without the knowledge of where I come from, I wouldn't be the person I am today. My roots define me. When translated into Vietnamese, Thu means autumn, the season between summer and winter. Your autumn years are the rest of your life, the years where you're no longer in the early, cool spring or the intense heat of the summer. Autumn starts to cool down and life starts to settle.
My life has never been beautiful, and by that I mean it's been a raw journey that's left me with some very interesting stories. These life lessons and memories have taught me a lot about myself and have also taught me a lot about the world I was maturing in to. Now that I am an adult, I am well aware of how different my life is from the one I grew up in. Thu Sister takes the positive, the negative, and all the in between moments in my life and shares them with you, immortalizing them. They are all important. Not just bad days, not just good days, all of it. My favorite Vietnamese dishes, things I should have said, artwork that I've made, my first best friend, dreams I want to conquer, my tripz and travelz, my love for a good sunset, stories of my homeland. I have always stood by the fact that I am ME because of everything that I am, have gone though, and will go through in the future. That doesn't mean I can't like pretty things, it just means the unpretty deserve just as much attention.
This is Thu Sister. It's important that life be recorded and shared because autumn (Thu) is too short a season to take for granted.
Stories, Memories, Recollections, Nostalgia, Reminiscences, Chronicle, Journal
I hope you'll join me on this journey.