Soe Tha

Soe Han is passionate about the environment and yearns to help heal and preserve it for future generations. She is involved in her high school's soccer, tennis, and badminton teams and serves as captain for all three. She loves chemistry and was successful in many of her labs during class. Her goals for the year are to further develop her leadership skills, integrate into a new culture, and meet new people. She believes she can learn something anywhere and from anyone, and can't wait to do just that!


The Good Type of Scattered

They say home is where the heart is. Then I am happy that my heart is scattered all across the globe. There is a piece in California, U.S.A., where my family lives. There is another piece in Yangon, Myanmar, my birthplace, where my aunts, grandparents, and cousins are. But the biggest chunk of my heart…

23 May, 2014

Dear washing machine,

I miss you so much. I miss your buttons which I push every time my clothes are dirty. I miss your glass window through which I can watch you tumble and turn my clothes to wash them. I am sorry I neglected you before. Whenever I had to load you or unload you, I always…

27 March, 2014

Because Mother Leaped with Faith

Anyone in the United States who´s ever written a college essay knows the “my parent is an immigrant” story. We kids of immigrant parents write to colleges for acceptance because our parents left their homelands, because they’ve busted their tails, because they want us to have better futures. I did it. My peers did it. This year’s applicants did…

03 February, 2014

The Power of Saying No

Life has a reputation of throwing things at you, sometimes good and sometimes…bad. And in a world where logos like “Just Do It”, slogans like “Yes We Can”, and screams of YOLO are everywhere, you may be inclined to just simply say yes. But let’s be honest with ourselves, most of our mistakes in the…

16 December, 2013

Sweet Surprises

It’s been over a month since I’ve been here in Ecuador, and it’s been a week since I’ve been in Pano. So much has happened, it’s pretty crazy. To everyone back home who are reading this, hello! You all are going to be surprised with the things I’ve eaten, done, and tried. And the great…

10 October, 2013

Me Llamo Soe Han Tha.

Hello, I’m Soe Han Tha, and since this is the very first post on my Global Citizen Year blog, I am also a little nervous. It’s probably because the moment I submit this, I will have embarked on my bridge year journey before I even board the plane. This is the very beginning of my adult life, and…

14 July, 2013

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