On Drawing and Mental Health

I have been a painter and an artist my entire life. Okay, maybe when I was like four, I couldn’t really call myself an artist, although my mom is very adamant that my drawing level was much higher than an average four year old. Something about being able to draw more than just stick figures and smiley faces on butterflies

On Reading

One of the saddest things about college is that you stop reading. At least, I did. I used to be a voracious reader. I was the kid that had a flashlight hidden under her pillow and piles of books hidden under her bed, until one day she upgraded to a bed that had a hidden compartment in the headboard (I

Grandpa Lu

My grandfather passed away this morning. It’s Monday, February 22, 2016. I don’t even know how old he was. Grandpa Lu was probably the most quintessentially stereotypical little old Chinese man. He was tiny and skinny, walked really slowly, slightly hunched over, was surprisingly soft-spoken considering how loud everyone else in the family is although when he raised his voice

New York City in Expenses

This past long weekend I visited my friends in New York City, and we spent the weekend alternating between exploring (read: shopping) the city and hiding out in her apartment from the cold. As expected of being in NYC, I spent quite a bit of money. After all, is there anything else to do there? Friday, February 12: $22.50 Bus

On Throwing Stuff Away

Hey guys. I have a confession to make – I’m secretly a hoarder. Well, not to the extent that I’ve seen some people be, but I’ve always collected things. I collected pens and notebooks as a kid (who am I kidding, I still do) and for a while during my pre-teen years I collected empty Kleenex boxes and toilet paper

On Reflection

Every January of a new year, I like to reflect on the past year. Especially now that I’m going into my last semester at MIT – yes guys, I’m graduating in June and I am all sorts of excited! – it seems like a very appropriate time to be reflecting on not just the last year but also my time