Last month I mentioned about upcoming reporting and photography projects I’ll work on once I get back home in the states. Well, there’s been a slight change with the plan, but I’m still getting the stories and photos I want out. Don’t worry!
1. Instead of me writing the stories - I want it to be objective as possible and I don’t think I could do this because I’m very attached to my kids - I decided to only do interviews.
2. Rather than do interviews with different media outlets about my journey, I chose to commit to one, and I went with the Renton Patch, my hometown’s online news site, also one of my fave’s.
I wanted completely share my experiences in depth, discuss my perspective on certain topics and talk about how I honestly felt - something I couldn’t really do when I was volunteering because a few of the staff members of the orphanage followed my blog. I basically wanted to show the real side of the orphanage, the side I never shared on this blog.
Luckily, the editor at the Renton Patch was very generous. She did a little special on my story by doing a series of vignettes, which would be published each week. She wanted to make sure she publishes all my stories and interview notes. It made me uber happy because that’s all I hoped to do after my trip.
So here’s the first one. It’s called, “Renton Resident Shares Love, Heartache for Children at Vietnamese Orphanage.”
I hope through my stories, it will challenge you, making you wanna cry at times and other moments, inspire you, making you smile - and possibly encourage you, to reach out to these orphans and give them the life that they deserve.