My friends flew out from Boston to visit LA about 2 months ago.

I missed my friends back home. Don’t get me wrong. I met really cool people in LA, but I wanted my Boston friends to catch a glimpse of my LA life. Knowing this, I wanted to make their trip as memorable… so I took them to the most bougie thing I know.

LA brunch.

Bougie shit.

When I think of brunch, I imagine rich white people drinking mimosas in Beverly Hills while flossing their designer shit.

Typically I’m not about that life but bougie life tastes so duh mudda good man.

We took pictures of our food… So Asian LOL

While I was with my friends, I couldn’t stop thinking about my next article for Refugee Hustle. Refugee Hustle is my child. I can’t stop thinking about it and I feel guilty for neglecting it. After finishing up brunch, I said my goodbyes and went to a local coffee shop to start writing. 

…and now I’m wishing that I spent more time with them.

This photo was the last photo with Loan at brunch.

You never know when your last day might be.

As I’m grinding through pharmacy and Refugee Hustle, I always told myself one day I will relax or enjoy myself… But when was the last time you thought that today could be your last day?

The truth is tomorrow is never promised. Today and now are the only things that are certain in life. If you’re unhappy today, you’re going to die unhappy tomorrow. If you want something in life, now is the time. Life is too short to wait.

Our last day might be tomorrow

… but maybe you’re like me and you tell yourself

“I don’t have enough time to be happy! How the hell can I enjoy your life with all these obligations? What can I do?

Next time as you step outside of work or school, take a breath. Do one thing that makes you happy. It could be trying out a new type of food, getting that tattoo you’ve been thinking about, or as simple as going out for a walk. You owe it to yourself. After you’re done, take sometime to log it into a gratitude journal. 


You never know what make you happy… no matter how crazy it might seem.

It might be hard at first… but this is the first non-bullshit step toward being optimistic. Sometimes we get caught up in the hustle game and forget what we have in life. Happiness isn’t when we wake up in a new Bugatti. We already have it around us, but we just don’t take the time to enjoy it.

What is the secret to living a happier life?

Realizing that one day there will be no tomorrow and taking control of our happiness.

How are you going to take control of your life? Leave your comment below.

Kevin Yee


Thank you Loan for inspiring me for this post. We’re going to miss you. 

Thank you Loan.

If you guys want to donate to Loan’s family here’s the link.

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