Eaten yesterday during lunch with Ehrin, one of my closest friends who’s also lived in Vietnam for a long time. Conversations with him always make me feel happy, because he’s one of the few people who gets it. I’m here for three weeks, and after that I’ll leave again for a few months. It will be the longest time I will have stayed away from Hanoi since moving here in 2010, so I’m not sure how to feel about everything. Living out of a bag isn’t fun, but staying put and never exercising any options isn’t any way to live either.