The China I remember from five years ago is vastly different from the one I got to know this past summer. In the past few years, this country has completely revolutionized, as I have too. I didn’t even consider this until I met up with my relatives and thought to myself, it’s strange that when I last saw my younger cousin I had never been to a debate tournament or even heard of Northwestern. Continue reading
This year is about being more goal-oriented and productive, but without donning the misleading and overly optimistic rose-filtered glasses I wore as a freshman. This year, it’s about being more fiscally conservative, self-sufficient and independent. Continue reading
The first year of college has come and gone, and I’m so excited to be starting my second year at Northwestern University.
To follow along my new series “Sophomore Spotlight”, go to menu > Life Chapters > Sophomore Spotlight.
What you can expect for this upcoming series of blog posts:
- What college is like after the initial hype wears off
- Finding/picking majors
- Getting more involved with student groups, and focusing on quality over quantity
- Apartment life with Lisette
- Food recipes/reviews over on my food blog, Cat the Critic
- Combination of blogging + journalism, under the “Journalism” category
You’ve just started your junior year of high school.
I wrote you a letter on your first day of freshman year, two years ago, and it kind of blew up. I guess a lot of people want advice for starting high school.
Then I kept the tradition going when you started sophomore year, and the letter advised you to grow, branch out and explore.
Ugh, and then I missed the chance to write to you on your first day of junior year, but you’re only a few weeks in, so publishing this is still appropriate. Continue reading
When you’ve been waking up as early as I have for school, camp, and whatever else I spend my time doing, very little motivates you to wake up and get out of bed in the morning.
Sure, you have ambitions and life goals, but these pursuits aren’t solely reserved for the early morning. In my case, most of the creative and productive work (mainly writing) that I accomplish happens in the evening.
***alarm sounds*** Continue reading
Stay tuned for my Hong Kong food diary, coming soon on my food blog!
This August, I spent a weekend in Hong Kong. I met up with my friend Natalie, who showed us the best food and deals.
This travel diary contains an introduction to Hong Kong and its fast-paced lifestyle, basic transportation tips, haggling tricks, and more! Continue reading
I spent most of August in China, in a constant state of culture shock and slight discomfort that naturally comes with being somewhere you’re unfamiliar. It was a life-changing trip, and I have a bunch of favorites to share.
So fresh and simple, yet beautifully presented. I kept an open mind and tried anything and everything this past month, because there’s really no better place to try authentic Chinese food than in China. I ate eel, “drunk shrimp”, abalone and more (coming soon on my food blog). I’ll give anything a go before I pass any judgment. Continue reading