Bittersweet Holidays: My First Lunar New Year Away from Home

Repost of my article published for Her Campus BU on February 19, 2021. You can read it on their website here too. As expected, moving 3,000 miles away from home for college means that you are going to miss a lot of family time. With that, you also miss many family holiday celebrations. The Lunar New…

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A Step into the Recent Past: HBO Max’s Locked Down Review

A Film Review from your Average Jane Doe No. 2 Watching HBO Max’s new movie, Locked Down, felt like entering a time machine to the past, but the past was only less than a year ago and we’re still living through that same ~unprecedented~ time. Spoilers Ahead! If you haven’t watched this movie and care…

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Starting the new semester right.

Amidst my first New England winter, the spring semester has begun. It is very cold and snowy in Boston, and it’s the first time I’ve experienced single-digit temperatures outside. That was how I spent my first week. (AND a Nor’easter is coming in later today, which could end up being the most snow I’ve ever…

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What I Thought of My First Semester of College

And some unrelated photos of Boston and BU Going into my first semester of college, I already knew everything was going to be different because of the pandemic. I was fortunate to go to a school that was still having some in-person classes because we were getting tested every three days and there were daily…

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Unwrapping My Spotify Wrapped

Hello again. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted something on this blog, which is probably my fault because it’s been quite the first semester of college, and adjusting to something like that is not easy, I don’t think, especially amidst a pandemic. I am extremely fortunate to be on campus, but I know it’s not…

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Bullet Journal Flip Through

Coincidentally, the end of my current journal coincides with the end of summer vacation. It’s a bit sad to see this journal go because I’ve been so attached to it when quarantine/self-isolation times began, but with a new school year comes a lot of new things. One of which is a new bullet journal. With…

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2020 Summer Favorites

As what feels like the longest summer ever is coming to a close. Sure, it wasn’t anything like anyone had hoped, but it was enjoyable to spend with my family and really start to think about where I am going with my future career. My first year of college starts in about a week, so…

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Senator Kamala Harris for VP!: Thoughts on the 2020 Presidential Election No.1

With around 80 days until the November election, the race to the White House is getting more intense each day. Because we’re so close to November and this is the first year that I will be voting in a presidential election (I’m so excited!), I am introducing a short miniseries on the blog where I…

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Five Tips to Become a More Assertive Person

and How I’m Still Learning and Improving Besides the booksmarts that I destroyed my sleep schedule for in high school, if there was one takeaway that I absolutely appreciate, it would be how I learned to be a more assertive person. Obviously, there is so much left to learn when it comes to advocating for…

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Human Rights are Not Political

A few months ago when I started writing this blog post, the main objective was to share what I thought the world would be like after stay-at-home orders were lifted. And while most states are beginning to open up and the return to “normal” seems so close, the world is in a much different place…

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