Saturday afternoon. Late. Like 5ish. I roll over in bed at the dregs of my nap, gaze out my bedroom, straight into the lounge. Glowsticks in place. Non-alcoholic wine lining the fridge. A drizzle outside to rinse out the Florida air. In two hours, my friends will be here, filling my apartment with noise. I’m ready. When Savvy and I wrote our end-of-year blog post … Continue reading How I Feel About My Life Now
What are the pros and cons of being a flight attendant? Guest blogger Daniel Bhowanidin has the scoop: Imagine, if you will, that you have the ability to travel to anywhere on this tiny but beautiful blue planet. Anywhere your heart desires and BOOM, you can go at a free or close-to-free price. Pretty amazing, right? Well, let me tell you: it is. Hi, my … Continue reading What’s It Like to Be a Flight Attendant?
It took me until I was twelve to realize it. I was at junior high and my mom came to help out at an event. When my classmate saw her, he whispered to me: “I didn’t know your mom was Chinese.” I didn’t know either. (Hey, Mom. Apparently, you’re Chinese.) That was the first time it dawned on me. I’m Asian. Or to be more … Continue reading Being That Sort of Asian Girl
“Do I look like a crazy person?” My hair floats around my face like dandelion fluff and my skin is red and sweaty. The only thing I’ve eaten today is coffee. Last night, I slept on the couch by a portable air-conditioner. My friend, who’s eating chicken while seated on the kitchen floor, looks at me and says: “A little bit.” It’s been a busy … Continue reading Having My Own Apartment
Listen up, fellow extroverts! Guest blogger Taylor Berglund has the secret to being by yourself…and it’s not what you expect. Here’s what he has to say: When Rachel first asked me to write on “being alone,” I thought it was a poorly-concealed jab at my relationship status. After all, being alone comes naturally to me. I’m an introvert, so my problem is the opposite—if I … Continue reading How To Be By Yourself
A year from this past Tuesday, I graduated from uni. It was a hot, steamy day and my friend and I teetered on the edge of her bed to snap a photo of our grad dresses in the mirror. In less than a week’s time, I would say a final goodbye to my friends, my church family, Savvy (!!!), my boyfriend, and fly back to … Continue reading How To Survive Life After Uni
Legit, it was because of popcorn. I’m watching a movie—Confessions of a Shopaholic, I am not ashamed—in bed with a bowl of popcorn at my side when I realize something. The popcorn does not have enough seasoning. You know that powdered white cheddar stuff? Oh yes. I bring the cinema experience home. I dart out into the kitchen, sprinkle some more on, and then head … Continue reading Getting Locked Out of My Room
Whatever you imagine your life is going to be like, know your life is not going to be anything like it.* My plan was New York. That’s the place of my origins. My parents met and married there. Now, my brother’s there and I wanted to join him too. I was restless for New York. I blogged about it (read here). I watched movies like … Continue reading Where I’m Supposed to Be