Life Lessons

What’s on your list?

What’s on your list?

Made a list of things/activities that made me happy. Not necessarily in order: Zumba Comedy Scrabble Food Museums Karaoke Boogie Boarding Aquariums Gardens Arts & Crafts Musicals Interviewing People Reading about Socioeconomics and International Affairs Good Insightful Talks Video Editing Event Planning Getting Things Done […]

Selfies aren’t New. Neither is Narcissism in the Age of Social Media.

Selfies aren’t New. Neither is Narcissism in the Age of Social Media.

Each year, click-bait pieces claim that today’s youth are the worst yet.* As a result, older folks get the impression that Millennials are categorically self-absorbed, spoiled and entitled. It’s repeated so often. Even mainstream news outlets like NPR, TIME, and Fortune call Millennials the “me, […]

Doing Things by Yourself is Satisfying

Doing Things by Yourself is Satisfying

In grade school, we had recess and set play times, so we naturally ran into prime social opportunities. However, as we get older, this process of making friends gets exponentially harder. We really need to push ourselves to meet and build relationships with new people. […]

Quick Tips on How to Prevent Oversleeping and Stay Awake

Quick Tips on How to Prevent Oversleeping and Stay Awake

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that 1 in 3 adults in America don’t get enough sleep. But what if you’re dealing with the reverse issue of oversleeping? For a few of us, sleep is a form of escapism. The mantra goes: if […]

One Red Paperclip – A Social Experiment and Game Examined

One Red Paperclip – A Social Experiment and Game Examined

Some of you might already be familiar with Kyle MacDonald’s “One Red Paperclip” project. If not, be sure to see his blog: One Red Paper Clip, and TEDx Talk below: The concept is simple. You start with a small object with relatively low value, and approach […]

Scared to Start Over? It’ll All Be Okay.

Scared to Start Over? It’ll All Be Okay.

However, it’s never too late to reinvent yourself. While you might be scared that it’s already too late, since you’ve invested all this time and energy, consider our parents, grandparents, or their forefathers. As immigrants to an entirely new country, they certainly held that fear. […]

Study Abroad: Being Uncomfortable Helped Me Grow

Study Abroad: Being Uncomfortable Helped Me Grow

In college, I was deadset on working in foreign affairs and international development up until my senior year. Personally, it meant for me planning-participating in Model UN conferences, going after as many internships as possible and gaining more experiences abroad. In fact, I devoted quite […]

English Translation of Fish Short story

English Translation of Fish Short story

Yesterday I dreamed about two unusual fish. The fish swam in a waterless limbo. Their fins glided so effortlessly like kites catching the wind. I myself didn’t understand, but they wanted to tell me a story about their first meeting. The first fish had a […]