Dali, China- the Russian Kung Fu girl and the ear-shaped lake

She wants to be anyone else. (“Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay) i spent the first three weeks of July doing SAT prep, and nursing a writing block. so i told myself that i had to travel a bit before August, giving in to the wishful thinking that going anywhere would help. so that was how i ended up in Dali, a city in Yunnan province, … Continue reading Dali, China- the Russian Kung Fu girl and the ear-shaped lake

“Spring Day” by BTS

CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT BTS’S NEW MV, SPRING DAY?????? so in case you don’t know what BTS is, it’s a super popular kpop group; and in case you don’t know what kpop is, (you really should reflect on your life choices) it’s South Korean pop music, a genre with stunning choreography, great songs and STYYYYLE. it’s so typical of me to like the videography … Continue reading “Spring Day” by BTS

Oscar Noms Om Nom Nom- 14 for La La Land and 6 for Black Actors

wrote this yesterday and wanted to share the pure BLISS with y’all oscars just made my day. La La Land won 14 nominations and i am LIVING. also as for best original song, i think Moana should get that one, so that Lin-Manuel Miranda would be one step closer to having Grammy, Tonys, Oscars and Emmys. and 6 nominations for black actors. Yes. Yessssss. some … Continue reading Oscar Noms Om Nom Nom- 14 for La La Land and 6 for Black Actors

a day for the chinese-ness in me: Laba Festival

I guess you know you don’t have a life when you’re writing a blog post about congee… 😀 Yesterday was 腊八节, Laba Festival, a Chinese traditional holiday that my family celebrates every year.  It is on the eighth day of the twelfth month on the lunar calendar. On this day, my family goes to temples to worship, and then we eat Laba congee. Growing up in a … Continue reading a day for the chinese-ness in me: Laba Festival

2016: on the edge of seventeen | a year of snippets

i miss what i already have, and i surround myself with things that are missing. -from “extremely loud & incredibly close” by jonathan safran foer new year’s eve- hair on the last day of the year 2016, i cut my hair, something i’ve wanted to do since september. then i went to line up for half an hour to buy a cheesecake.   december- cranberry, … Continue reading 2016: on the edge of seventeen | a year of snippets

but i want to go home :'(

i have a giant obsession with airports (as i assume a lot of ppl away from home do), because it is a giant building of strangers committed to going home, or getting somewhere. i don’t celebrate anything in december, but when school ends and everyone flies home, i really want to go home too. so basically i exhumed footage of food i took during the summer … Continue reading but i want to go home 😥

Something’s Fishy | The Unraveling of Mercy Louis Book Review

Book: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis Author: Keija Parssinen Genre: YA, Mystery, coming-of-age Published: March 2015 Once I picked up The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, I could not put it down. I mean, it did take me about a month to finish it, because I had to squeeze it into my crazy school schedule.  But it is so dark and gripping, so gothic and full of … Continue reading Something’s Fishy | The Unraveling of Mercy Louis Book Review