About Dad

Hard Working & Compassionate

Dad was a constant giver. Born in Vietnam to Chinese-Cambodian parents, he and his family struggled to find a better life during the Vietnam War. He eventually found his way over to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and worked hard to turn his whole life around. Knowing that his life had hardships, Dad always wanted to brighten someone's day, even if it was with sudden, unexpected acts of kindness: He helped strangers find what they needed at the store, hatched abandoned robin eggs he found one day, and got a group of people to push a neighbor's car out of the heavy snow.

His constant, unpredictable acts of giving was what inspired the rest of his family and even people that he helped along the way to make someone's day better. But these things are only a part of who he is. Teaching his children valuable life lessons, talking and getting to know the elderly, exploring the great outdoors, and finding new and interesting technology are some of his many outlets.

"If there ever comes a day where we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever." -Winnie the Pooh


Get to know Dad

His Passion & Inspiration

Random fun facts about Dad.

Favorite Quote

"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up." -Stephen Hawking


Things he enjoyed doing included spending time with family, watching news and sports, listening to New Wave music, cooking special dishes, playing tennis/basketball, and charcoal drawing.

Favorite Sports Team

Dad loved his Michigan teams (Go Blue!) and was a committed fan to the Detroit Lions and the Golden State Warriors.

Favorite News Outlet

Ann Arbor Observer

Google News




USA Today