I am a Tourist. And I’m Okay With That.

A little over 2 and a half years ago, I made my first trip overseas to Europe. I was meeting up with my sister, who was studying abroad in Florence, Italy at the time. I remember packing everything-and-nothing-at-all into a backpack and a small carry-on. I boarded my flight and next thing I knew it […]

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Misty Morning

“A layer of mist swaths the beach, a sheet of translucent white over the salty sea. The morning chill kisses your cheeks, the crash of foamy waves rushes up to greet your feet. All is quiet and still and serene, except for soft din of breaking waves to the East.” Today I was absolutely astounded when I […]

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On Stress Cleaning

It’s the best-worst habit you could have. It puts your obsessive personality to work. It makes other people look around your spotless home and question, “Does anyone actually live here, or is this a real estate show house?” What I’m describing is the habit of stress cleaning. Part obsessive, part compulsive (but I’m told not the two combined), […]

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Snapshots of Europe: Lisbon, Amsterdam, Bruges

It has been almost a year since I flew to Europe for the first time and embarked on a whirlwind trip, traveling to 7 countries, 8 cities, and 4 European capitals. Recently I revisited some photos from my travels and reminisced on the days and nights I spent in these foreign places. Here is what […]

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10 Things to Do During Post-College Unemployment

As a recent graduate who is also unemployed, I’ve become something of an expert as to how to spend these dog days of summer to best look for a job. Without further ado, here is a list of 10 things to do during post-graduation unemployment. 1. Apply for jobs Let’s just get the obvious one out […]

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How I Reconciled Being a Nerd with Social Anxiety

When I was 14, that magical age where everything seems to go wrong, I really loved to read Japanese manga. I read it voraciously, filling my bookshelf with volume after volume of shoujo, action, and adventure manga. I loved the interesting stories that one could find in them, and how their characters, issues, and plotlines […]

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