(Note: All of the links are written in red.) Ramen. And no, I’m not talking about the instant Cup of Noodles with the dried out ramen that resembles Justin Timberlake’s hair circa 2000, or that Korean brand, Shin Bowl, that Thad and his Korean-American co-worker swear by. I’m talking about full-bodied, brothy ramen that’s topped … More An Ode To My Favorite Ramen Spot
I took a weekend trip to Washington D.C. with three friends who I’ve known for over a decade to celebrate my good friend, Keira’s, birthday. I loved exploring D.C. and found it to be a fun, affordable, and beautiful city: the stately, sprawling, classical architecture that characterizes the nation’s capital is such a contrast to … More A Weekend In Washington, D.C.
I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t posted a blog in almost a year. In a nutshell, between finishing my first year of graduate school, reading and studying a ton of contemporary and twentieth-century fiction and international literature, working on my own short stories, critiquing my classmates’ work, teaching part-time, and the often onerous task … More 1 Year Later: On Nostalgia, Longing, & Desire
There are books that take you away to other places. Reading was my first ticket to a faraway land. It was, and still is, my favorite way of traveling to places I’ve never been. Reading gives me the space to imagine, visualize, and enter new and completely unknown territories. It’s also the cheapest way of … More On Books That Take Me To Distant Lands
Two weeks ago, I went on my first camping trip. I wouldn’t describe myself as a high-maintenance person–I don’t need to use a hair dryer on a daily basis, I’m okay with skipping makeup in the morning, I don’t have a closet bursting with designer clothes, and I can (and currently) live without a TV … More On Camping For the First Time
Get transported back in time at the Cloisters. Before the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s Statue of David, there were illuminated manuscripts and triptychs depicting the annunciation and sculptures of Mary with her arms encircling a baby Jesus. There was the Medieval period, or the Middle Ages, a time where the influence of the Church and … More 4 Places To See In and Around The Big Apple Under $50
With street markets teeming with carts of durian, traditional Thai skirts woven with gold thread, wats built in honor of past and current kings, and urbanites dressed in high-heeled shoes and tailored jackets, it’s no wonder Bangkok is Thailand’s cosmopolitan capital. Known as Krung Thep or “the City of Angels” to locals, Bangkok boasts an … More 6 Essential Things To Do in Bangkok