Tomboy: Movie Review

Tomboy is really simple, and really, really beautiful. Like other films written by Céline Sciamma, Tomboy swims through the story of “l’enfance blessée” (the wounded childhood), but it’s at the same time sweet, graceful and the right dosage of ambiguous. summer has the capacity for many secrets. 10-year-old Laure (Zoé Héran) moves to a new neighbourhood. She meets Lisa (Jeanne Disson), who mistakes her for a … Continue reading Tomboy: Movie Review

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

to a future beyond trump: books i want to write

Trump’s inauguration shook me, had me crying in fear, made me proud of all the people marching all around the world, and now it got me thinking- i thought about how to stand for who i am and what i believe in, when a caricature sits in the oval office and the world looks like a cartoon. and i landed on the solution that i always … Continue reading to a future beyond trump: books i want to write

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

check these out | please stop saying 2016 sucks

i know, 2016 was pretty crappy. there are things we don’t want happening coming into the spotlight: isis, Paris, Nice, the Orlando shooting, donald trump. there are people we love fading out of the spotlight: david bowie, alan rickman, prince, muhammad ali, leonard cohen, carrie fisher, debbie reynolds… but it had some good things too: the return of Gilmore Girls the triumph of Hamilton the … Continue reading check these out | please stop saying 2016 sucks

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