About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I believe that small things matter and here in ServiceSpace, I find like-minded people.

A good day to me is when ... at the end of the day, I look back and have nothing to regret and that I have enjoyed my time and done things in a mindful way

My hero in life is ...Uncle Tu, a local organic farmer. He is about 70 years old and one of the two first farmers in Hue city pioneered organic farming and has inspired other local farmers to go organic.

My favorite book is ...The miracle of mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh

One thing I'm grateful for is ... being born into a poor, big farmer family and growing up close to nature


Labor-of -love Project And An "Overdose Delight"

Aug 14, 2018, 8 smiles Our little labor-of-love project for July is to build a school garden for Thuan Thanh Primary School in Citadel, Hue. Last Saturday, our small team in Hue had finally gathered for Saturday Awakin Circle to celebrate our team effort and reclaim quality time from our busy weeks. Two of our friends decided to surprise the host (myself) with home-cooked pumpkin dishes plus my own dish. So we ended up with 3 pumpkin recipes for our supper:-). What a sweet coincidence! We enjoyed our home-cooked meal as much as the jokes about the pumpkin coincidence. One named our gathering “ Pumpkin Circle” as we started with pumpkin soup and finished with pumpkin puree! Others called it “ Pumpkin Over-dose” or “Pumpkin Festival”. It was all about pumpkin and we were kind of overdosed but as we all agreed, it was an “ Overdose Delight”. Simply because all the dishes were made with love. P/S: If you're interested in school garden, here's the little one that our group has built recently in Citadel, Hue: https://www.facebook.com/dhkgd2014/videos/2243854828961196/

Wow, We’ve Done It; The Second ...

Jul 16, 2018, 13 smiles Wow, we’ve done it; the second Awakin Circle in Hue! “It was a very peaceful evening” as most of us cited. Some of us were comfortable enough to fall asleep a few times during the first hour while some others enjoyed the time and space that allow them to “feel the beauty of silence and honored the collective spirit of dear friends, brothers and sisters”. We’re now excited to look forward to our next gathering!

The Very First “Awakin Circle” In Hue, Vietnam

Jul 10, 2018, 1 comments, 4 smiles In 2016, a small group including staff, volunteers and good friends of a small local NGO called Action for The City in Hue, Vietnam gathered almost every week to have lunch in circle, followed with heart to heart sharing or playing fun games together. It then became our weekly circle of mindful lunch and sharing, a so called “Circle of Togetherness”. Inspired by Awakin Wednesdays and celebrate the spirit of community, we have recently shifted our local circle into Awakin Circle format. Last Saturday July 7, our very first Awakin Circle was hosted in a small, cozy living room in Citadel, Hue. A group of 8 young friends started the evening with an hour of stillness. Most of us are new to meditation but we surprised ourselves by remaining sitting meditation till the end. The sharing session after that was a great chance of listening to each other from the heart. Many beautiful ... Read Full Story