My mother used to bring me and my three siblings to the library almost every week in the summer. We used to live for this until she implemented one specific rule: only two ‘candy’ books- the books we burned through as quick as candy- easy, thrilling, children/teen genres, fiction, and/or super short reads. And then, the rest of the reads needed to be nonfiction and of course I decided to take dramatic flair to the next […]
Here’s the one DIY booklet anyone can do- and for hella cheap too! Have you ever tried to start a scrapbook? If you look online or in craft stores, the book itself can cost more than twenty dollars, let alone the scrapbook paper and fancy stickers et cetera. But this scrapbook, this scrapbook is something that you can make without even leaving your house and it’ll feel SO SO good too. And no, this little […]
You may or may not have noticed, but this blushed-up shade of pink is so very in (yay!) and all over the beautiful internet world. Whether caught in Pinterest or fashion mags, it’s here and it’s staying! It just speaks to my aesthetic- it’s warm, kind, but bold (coming from someone who once would only wear gray) enough to change your mood. It inspires, it’s trendy, and it’s a big hit- and speaking of this trend, this […]
It’s a funny word- it’s tinier than small, it’s always there to catch you in the moment that you fall. It’s helpful but it’s deadly- when used by those who are truly cowards, hidden under loads of layers, somehow boasting heaps of might and power. It’s something turned from humility to louder, louder, LOUDER. It’s a simple tune with many melodies, they’re often portrayed wrong- like a strutting songbird’s repetitious tune, he loves and loves […]
Today I turn 20. Just one more year to add to my short stack, right? Well, now that I think about it… not really. Birthdays are something that everyone defines in their own unique way- some have family traditions, customs, rites of passage- you name it. Some people are more passive about celebrations while others, well let’s just say they going gorillas, huh. But to me, big days (especially birthdays) are an enormous deal. I […]
Just do it. The iconic slogan of Nike is applicable to so much more than just sports. Its messages could be interpreted in so many different ways: each person has the ability to apply it to their own life by their own application. That’s why it’s successful as an athletic brand, too. If you’ve been considering running, well then just do it. That’s all fine and dandy- getting up and off the couch is a fantastic […]
It all started in the ninth grade when my arms began to grow at an alarming rate, closely followed by an equally obnoxious growth in my legs. I spent countless nights losing sleep as the stretching pains shot through my muscles to the bone- leaving post-puberty me with awkwardly long arms and legs and a pretty short torso. Not to mention, I towered over most of my Asian acquaintances and I felt like I stuck […]
Woah, there. Yes- I said “femininity, not feminists”. But to understand why, let’s just start here. Sometimes I wake up and roll out of bed to groggily stick a tooth brush in my mouth ASAP. Just as the electric spin rattles my brain awake, I always find myself staring into my reflection. Now, this isn’t a poetic, emotional journey like it is in Mulan- instead it’s a “who are you” with a snarky sideways glance […]
It’s closing in on the time of the year when college kids begin to flock back to campus after a summer of friends, fun, and far-away adventures. And, just like New Year’s resolutions, most of us resolve to change something for the imminent school year- hopefully, this list inspires you too.
Here’s the recipe for this amazingly anti-inflammatory summery salad and all of its beautifying properties of the ingredients inside.