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…

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…

Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

Hello y’all! To celebrate the gorgeous new Beauty and the Beast movie coming out in March, I decided to do the Beauty and the Beast Book Tag! Thank you bookfandom1001 for creating this awesomeness and recommending me to do it. Their blog is amazing so GO CHECK IT OUT BEFORE YOU READ MY TAG! Rules :  1)Tag…

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick| review

“Just because you’re good at something doesn’t mean you have to do it.” title: Every Exquisite Thing author: Matthew Quick (author of The Silver Lining Playbook) genre: YA/ coming-of-age/ contemporary rating: 🌟🌟🌟❌❌     I was really disappointed by this book. It definitely does have a quirky plot line, but in general it was just-…

Niagara!

niagara at night. canon 5d. without tripods. (*hearty laughter, slaps forehead: silly me)

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,…

Ed Sheeran is Back & the World is Better for It

WHAT BETTER WAY TO START A DAY THAN WAKE UP AND FIND OUT THAT ED SHEERAN JUST DROPPED TWO NEW SONGS????!!!! So yes, after a year out of the spotlight, Ed Sheeran comes back with two tracks, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill”, which are going to be part of his new album,…

Diversity in Books Matter- Read Diverse 2017 Challenge

Woop woop! Can you believe it???! This is me who only finished reading 18 books in 2016 telling y’all I’m doing a reading challenge! I’m here to announce that I will be taking part in the Read Diverse 2017 challenge, so you can expect quite a few (hopefully) solid book reviews in the future. Basically…

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah | thoughts mid-read

Okay, okay, okay, so. I’m only on Chapter 7, but this book is so good that I just need to share it. “The doctors took her up to the delivery room, cut open her belly, and reached in and pulled out a half-white, half-black child who violated any number of laws, statutes and regulations. I…

elephant in the room

none of us in my family is very good at communicating our emotions, so this is how it feels when we’re having a fight but still trying to have dinner like nothing happened. the elephant in the room was the largest of us all it kicked off its slippers and sat– on the dinner table…

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…

La La Land | movie review

Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. La La Land is going to win Oscar, y’all. Just saying. It is everything I dreamed it to be and more. Not only is every frame gorgeous, the soundtrack is also amazing. It was soft but not corny,  passionate but well-controlled, twinkly but not artsy-fartsy….