12 Amazing Experiences I’m Thankful For in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, I have to take a moment to appreciate the amazing year I’ve had. All the generosity I’ve received, the beautiful people I met, and the wonderful experiences simply can’t go unmentioned. I can’t think back to this year without a smile, as it was a marathon of priceless moments, … Continue reading 12 Amazing Experiences I’m Thankful For in 2017

Culture shock

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

Home sweet n’ sour home

My mother recently sent me an old piece of writing I composed when I returned to Taiwan during the summer breaks after moving to the States. What year or how old I was when this was created is unknown, but the writing serves its destined purpose of documenting a life that I knew I would … Continue reading Home sweet n’ sour home

Dancing in the dark

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

Families and Fat Cats

Monday is at my doorstep. Time to finally put on some pants. Twas the pleasant and much needed Thanksgiving break this week. We drove up our usual route to Chicagoland to visit my family, accompanied by the usual crop of windmills that we always pass by. It feels like it was yesterday when I saw … Continue reading Families and Fat Cats

Isolation

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

Halloweekend (and things much scarier than ghosts)

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)