Posted in August 2012

A Future in Global Studies

A Future in Global Studies

Decisions tend to scare me. It’s hard for me to truly be confident in my choices and I constantly find myself thinking too much about the repercussions. Even at UCLA, it took me until my third year to finally declare a major because my interests were all over the place and I did not want … Continue reading

Waking Up in Vegas

Waking Up in Vegas

I’m not sure if there is a more cliched title to use for this post, but “Waking Up in Vegas” is just so fitting and has kind of been the anthem for this past weekend in Sin City. After months, and possibly even years, of saying that we wanted to plan a trip to Las … Continue reading

Dog-Walking Down the Promenade

Dog-Walking Down the Promenade

I went to the Third Street Promenade with my friends Harold and Rona on Thursday and we spent our time walking Rona’s dog, Tally, a papillon-chihuahua mix. For those who don’t know, the Third Street Promenade is a strip of shops and restaurants a couple blocks down from the Santa Monica Pier and the Pacific … Continue reading

Five Tasty Ways to Keep Cool in LA

Five Tasty Ways to Keep Cool in LA

Los Angeles been going through a crazy summer heatwave, as usual. Here in the Valley, the weather is particularly uncomfortable. Even as I type, at almost 10 o’clock at night, the temperature outside is still in the mid-80s. To sum things up, Mother Nature can be a pain, but there are some tasty ways to … Continue reading

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

While studying abroad, there was actually a lot of time for us to go out and explore Shanghai on our own. We didn’t have classes on Mondays, field trips were scheduled for Fridays, and lectures and discussions took place during the mornings in between. There was one Friday though in which a field trip was … Continue reading

Olympic Impressions II

Olympic Impressions II

The London 2012 Summer Olympics came to a spectacular close yesterday and I am glad that these games are spaced out between a few years because following the Olympics for these past two weeks has gotten to be a little exhausting. But before all my fervor for the Olympics disappears, I wanted to talk a … Continue reading

Los Angeles: A Tough City to Love

Los Angeles: A Tough City to Love

Los Angeles can be a tough city to love. The car culture that we grow up in makes things and people seem distant. Traffic, expenses, and smog can be numbing to our spirits. The superficial and the artificial tempt us every day. It’s not easy to love Los Angeles, but when you give this relationship … Continue reading

A Day in Downtown LA

A Day in Downtown LA

Yesterday morning, I honestly wasn’t feeling very happy and I needed to do something to get me out of that rut. I just wanted to sleep the whole day, but I knew it wouldn’t help. It was almost four when I decided that I would get out of the house and go on an adventure. … Continue reading