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Study Abroad Bucketlist UPDATE

With only a month left, I thought I would do an update on my study abroad bucket list. “The List” Be able to order food at a restaurant completely in French – haven’t tried yet Post once a week (and improve the quality of my written post) – clearly the one a week posting didn’t happen. Whatcha ... Read More


This post is a bit late but I still felt the need to post it. About two weeks ago, founder of For Brown Girls (FBG), Kayrn Washington passed. After reportedly suffering from depression after her mother’s passing.  Honestly and sadly I did not come across her sites until after her passing. Her message is so ... Read More

La Sagrada Familia, #CrossEqualsLove

In light of Easter weekend, I thought I would share some of the photos from Barcelona, specifically the La Sagrada Familia. “The Holy Family” is an epic church that has been in the works since 1882 (yes, it’s still not finished). When it began, the lead architectural designer was non-other than Antoni Gaudi.  I didn’t ... Read More

和平 and Embracing Life

My friend who is studying abroad in China had the opportunity to interview First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama last week. The Interview is part of the First Lady’s much-publicized trip to China. The interviewer, Jeffery Wood is a Gilman Scholar and part of the White House’s 10,000 US-China Strong initiative. You can ... Read More

Minor Differences…Don’t Call it Culture Shock

During my pre-departure orientation, I didn’t pay too much attention to the part on culture shock. I figured I’ve traveled to Europe enough times – I even went to Dubai last summer. If I didn’t get culture shock in a place where they speak Arabic, it’s 100+ degrees everyday and Islam is infused in the ... Read More

2014 Reading List

I was such an avid reader, back in 7th, 8th 9th grade. Every night I would curl up with the likes of Junie B Jones or Addy, American Girl. I would image I was a Billings Girl from the Kate Brian’s Private series or perhaps part of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. And don’t even ... Read More

Happy New Year: Greatness Activiated

Happy New Year! I’m so thankful God kept me to see this new year. 2013 was good and all but… 2014 is bout to be great. I have so much to look forward to this year; In a few days I’ll be heading to Marseille to study abroad for a semester. I’m turning 21 in ... Read More

Coming of Age?

I always have a certain “coming of age” feeling whenever I change my wallet. This is only my second wallet exchange. I held on to the blue one for as long as possible, way past the day the zipper broke. I bought it for no more than 20£ at a small boutique in London back ... Read More
Model Material?

Model Material?

This summer I had the opportunity to work with fellow photographer Tru D Nguyen.  It was a little weird being in front of the camera at first, but then I got the hang of it. Do I have a career in modeling or no? Check out Tru here.