Josh Ritnimit is a member of Hapa Nation who closed the gap between Thailand and Michigan by calling LA home. When he’s not hanging out with his wife and cats, he enjoys spicy food, backpacking in the Sierras, and all things contemplative.

What’s Your Name?
Establishing Roots in Between Worlds
BY JOSH RITNIMIT

USUALLY, THAI NAMES are pretty long — four, five syllables, or even more. In fact, my father changed his last name to Ritnimit, which means "power of vision" in Thai.