What kind of a name is “Phuong”?
I get asked this question all the time. “Phuong” is a Vietnamese name meaning phoenix. I was born in Vietnam and came to the United States when I was only four years old. I am so proud to keep and use my given name. Don’t worry if you mispronounce it the first (or fifth) time…you certainly wouldn’t be the only one to do so.
What do you do in your free time?
For me “free” time means “family and friends” time. I love to spend time with our friends and family getting together for dinner, excursions to the coast or Hood River or just gathering for a picnic in our neighborhood park.
How can you live in a high rise with a family?
Very well actually! My husband and I moved to the South Waterfront neighborhood in its early stages with the plan of possibly moving into a more traditional suburban neighborhood once we started a family. Ten years and two kids later, we are still here and loving every moment of it! The neighborhood is perfect for raising a family. We have a beautiful park and greenway to play in, restaurants, schools and shops are within walking distance and no yard means that our weekends are free for playing… not yardwork.