Woke up this morning and realized that it is my father's birthday today. He pasted away 16 years ago and there is still not a day that goes by that I do not think about him. He would have been 64 today. My father, an immigrant, engineer, singer and a divorced single parent since I could remmeber (unheard of in my family.) Taking care of 3 boys, 1 girl and loads of little cousins as we shuffled from house to house to get a steady foundation. I've never remembered ever celebrating his birthday because of how hard he worked to allow us to live. As you get a bit older, sometimes things like this slip by with your kids. You figure out your priorities and probably wonder how you can take your family to that next step and forget about yourself. I am not sure if my father ever was content on his life or felt if he lived a full life or not (in his eyes), but I know he never quit. His determination, efforts, failures, and successes were all visible and I think about them often. I think of how hard life can be for myself or others and what we have to face in this world. All the unknowns, insecurities, and judgments. Your life will never be as hard as what your parents faced. Each generation is a rung to a better quality of life. Everyday is an improvement and a chance stacked on top of each other. The more chances you create for yourself the more opportunities you allow yourself to be successful. Peter Yen Nguyen 11/7/1952 - 3/29/2000

    Anyone watching #BlackMirror on #netflix ? - just getting into it. (Like right now) Highly suggest it.

    Thank you for all the Birthday wishes and thoughts via Facebook, IG, email etc. I've been in NYC now for sometime now; possibly the longest placed I've stayed in my entire life. I'm grateful for all opportunities and experiences in this life thus far. I'm grateful for all the friends, people, jobs and family I've met and connected with. I never thought NYC would be such a struggle, but somehow still satisfying. I'm happy to have all of you to learn from, share my ideas with and I hope that continues. My work and my music has always been a guide in my life. Something to keep me waking up every morning and something to look forward to everyday. A unit of measurement for me to see if I've leveled up each day and if I've contributed enough to the world. So how does it feel to be 32? I still don't feel like an adult, I'm still exploring my life as if each day was new and unknown. I'm healthy and for the first time ever, the saying, "If I ever released an album..." came true for me. This is a milestone for me and something I didn't know I would ever persue or even accomplish because of my lack of knowing the "how-to". It was a gift to ensure my purpose. I really couldn't have done it without you. All of you have contributed or infected me in some way with qualities that I could only dream of aquiring for a life time. I'm trying my best to continue our relationship in the best manner possible and know that if there is a disconnected on either side, it's because an opportunity was presented to us as individuals that we couldn't refuse. An opportunity to make our own lives better so that we can contribute more later. Do what you love, try everything, don't doubt yourself, don't stop learning and when you think about how shitty or scary life is, just move forward cause it will be an awesome story of accomplishment. You live in one of the toughest cities in the whole world doing what you came here to do, amongst the best people in the world. Life is less of a grind if you are doing something you love and I'm just now figuring that out. Thank you for being! Thanh