The only choice we can have, as internationally-traveled, educated, and privileged American citizens, is to make it our daily duty to defend those who are alienated and disrespected by their nation.
A stroll at National Taiwan University had me wishing I was back in college... Maybe it's not too late to consider a career in Medicine.
There must be some secret poker society here in China, because I can't help but notice crowds of card playing at random sidewalks and every park I've visited.
What happens when a historic town that resides along a riverbank becomes a tourist hotspot.
Yayoi Kusama is one of the most influential artists of our time. With her "A Dream I Dreamed" exhibit opening in Shanghai, a famous and rare attraction in an overpopulated city proved itself to be a unique experience all of its own.
An adorable kid feeds pigeons in People's Square, which is like a smaller, Shanghai-version of Central Park, sitting amidst skyscrapers in the middle of the city. We assume the pigeons are purposely planted by the Chinese government, since this is the only place in the city that they are seen.
Two men enjoy their giant swirls of cotton candy in Tian Zi Fang, a maze of boutiques and street food in Shanghai, China.
Happiness is a perspective -- Nothing is worse than having everything you need and want, yet still always yearning for more.
Nothing makes you appreciate your "college days" more than experiencing a full-time job for the first time. Although I do love not having to worry about work after 5pm or pulling all-nighters to finish assignments, I do miss sleeping in and being allowed to skip classes every once in a while. Miraculously getting two … Continue reading The New York routine
My arrival to New York has been a whirlwind. I went from awkward uneasiness to falling completely in love with this city. I was greeted with impeccable rudeness from workers in the supposed "customer service" industry upon arrival. The employees in subway stations are the most unhelpful people on the planet, and they will be … Continue reading Culture shock
Nothing looks better on photos than colored powder and happy people. Last October I volunteered to photograph the annual JB5K, raising awareness for the disappearance and murder of Jill Behrman 13 years ago.
I was doing some spring cleaning of the virtual world before a new semester begins when I stumbled upon some old photography I did for my photojournalism class back in the fall of 2011. The Nikon D3100 malfunctioned while I was there, so I was unable to submit these photographs to my class as it … Continue reading Dancing in the dark
Something about the leaves falling and the temperature decreasing, there's a sudden feeling of gloom that I'm constantly overcome with. Maybe I still miss the warmth of Taiwan, maybe it's the lack of sleep, maybe it's vitamin D deprivation, the season of S.A.D has once again begun. Something about trees has always intrigued me. It's … Continue reading Isolation
Some describe the Homecoming weekend to be just as disastrously fun and wild as the Little 500 weekend. If you don't know about lil five or homecoming, let's just say the IU Police Department gets themselves ready in full force. Every rent-a-cop and even shopping mall security are called to roam around the city, making sure … Continue reading Halloweekend (and things much scarier than ghosts)
I never knew one could get so busy. There's more obligations than the physics of time. My stress is mainly coming from J344, my first Photojournalism class. Every Monday, a new set of 50 pictures fitting my professor's specific theme are due. With my wedding catering job occupying most of my weekends, only a small … Continue reading Photojournalism
I've never really been able to fall asleep in public. During 12 hour flights, I'm usually able to survive through 4 or 5 awful movies. Perhaps it was the breeze, the trees' calming rustle, or the fact that college has completely deprived me of sleep, I'd fallen asleep in a pretty odd and public place … Continue reading Nap Time with Nature