Hi, I’m Angela!

I am a medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York. I was born & raised in Los Angeles, California. I’m a first generation Vietnamese-American student. I am a virgo, travel addict, and adrenaline junkie. I’m all about spreading love and light into the universe. POSITIVE VIBES ONLY. I started this blog for many reasons. As the soon-to-be first physician in my family, I had zero guidance on how to get into medical school. My personal journey in medical school has been met with much adversity but I truly believe that adversity is necessary to build character. Traveling literally fills my soul. I travel because I need to. I travel because my adventurous spirit can’t live according to “norm.” I travel to regroup, to learn & educate myself. To find joy in the ordinary & peace in exploring.

I will be sharing the following topics on my blog:

  • Pre-med advice: to help those who want to pursue a degree in medicine, things I wish I knew & my personal pre-med journey.
  • Medical school: to provide insight about the realities of medical school & hopefully alleviate some stress with tips along the way.
  • Travel tips: itineraries & tips on where to go in the hopes of helping you save some time & money.
  • Lifestyle topics: to address any other miscellaneous topics that may be of use to anyone. These articles will likely consist of things that I wish someone told me or wish I knew when I was younger – so basically, letters to my 15-year-old self. 

If I can help at least one person with the wisdom I have to share, then I will have done my due diligence.

If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out!

Here are some fun facts about me:

  1.  I’m #3 of 4 daughters to my parents who are Vietnamese immigrants that escaped to the US after the Vietnam War.
  2. I graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2016 with a B.S. in Human Biology. ⠀
  3. My middle name is Lanh, which means “to heal” in Vietnamese. Totally coincidental because I’m studying to be a physician.
  4. I’m an adrenaline junkie & love to do adventurous things.
  5. I’ve bungee jumped, skydived & cliff jumped multiple times. Once into the Atlantic Ocean. My highest jump was 50ft. (Never doing that again. Landed on my butt & as you can imagine it was very painful) ⠀
  6. I’m a travel bug. I love discovering new places & learning about other cultures.⠀
  7. I feel most at peace when I’m in nature, especially at National Parks where the Earth is conserved to enhance the natural heritage of the area.
  8. I’ve done nails during my youth in Compton, CA where we have a family business & I enjoy making women feel beautiful.⠀
  9. My favorite holiday is Christmas because we get to be with our loved ones & I’m obsessed with Christmas lights & anything festive.
  10. I love me some carpool karaoke & dancing although I’m not great at it.
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