The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

This book was so good! I highly recommend.

I liked this book because the family dynamic is so interesting, very peculiar, and so different from my family.

In The Glass Castle, the parents struggle to play the mother and father roles, and the children balances their childish ways and imagination with maturity and responsibilities. Continue reading “The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls”

A Beach Vacation- Miami and Key West

It’s August, cue all the back to school commercials and the inevitable end of another summer gone.

This summer has been less than ideal. The constant driving back and forth from home to school, lab, and work, and the never ending work that comes with it. However, I can’t complain, I’m not in a 9 to 5, and I get paid as well as my tuition is covered.

What I needed was to get away for a moment. My high school friend, Joy, invited me to last minute trip to Miami and Key West. I had huge expectations! I was imagining crystal clear waters, white soft sand, palm trees that had swings, and lightly colored canopy tents that lined pools that had fancy people sipping fruity drinks. Ya know, the stuff you see on cliche Instagram travel pages.

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Little Life Updates #3: Grad Student Woes

I have been a little busy. Summers are usually the worst for me because I somehow think I can do a whole bunch of things in a short amount of time.

Since I’m a commuter student, there is a love and hate relationship with driving, and I try to schedule everything on the same day so that I don’t make multiple trips. Continue reading “Little Life Updates #3: Grad Student Woes”

Am I Getting Married?

cake topper, married, we do, i do, husband, wife, bride, groom

Did you know today was the most popular date to have a wedding in 2016? According to an unofficial Google search.


When I was younger I would save pictures for wedding inspirations. I wanted a big, flashy, summer wedding with a Cinderella princess dress, a diamond  ring, and our song would be “Flightless Bird American Mouth” by Iron and Wine or “1000 Years” by Christina Perri. Very cliche.


If I had a wedding now, it would be small, simple, and closer to fall weather. I would wear a flowy dress, preferably an environmentally friendly, colored ring, and song choices are: “Engagement Party” from La La Land, “Cold Cold Man” by Saint Motel, and “Pop Culture” by Madeon. I would like to incorporate a traditional Vietnamese wedding ceremony too!

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A Book Review: Brooklyn

Mr brother gave me this book for my birthday, and I finally finished reading it. I read off and on because most of my nights are spent on school and work. Its been a long time since I actually read something that is not academic related. One of my goals is to read more, and I’m reading The Glass Castle next!

Brooklyn is written by an Irish author, Colm Toibin. This book follows a young Irish girl who has the opportunity to go to America. Eilis leaves behind her family, mainly her mother and sister. Her father died when she was young, and her brothers already left to find jobs. Continue reading “A Book Review: Brooklyn”

Mothers, Women, Girls

Trigger Warning: There is a picture that might be offensive to some. I am not a man hating person, but I thought it was interesting art and portrayal of the current U.S. political atmosphere on healthcare. (I was at an art event).

Also, Happy Mother’s Day to all the women in the world! Whether you’re a mom or not a mom yet because you have the choice to become a mom one day. If you don’t want to be a mom, that’s cool too! Continue reading “Mothers, Women, Girls”

Little Life Updates #2: Busy Bee

I’m feeling a little nostalgic, especially seeing all these graduation pics. It’s been 2 years since my bachelor’s degree, and what a whirlwind of changes since then. Β  Continue reading “Little Life Updates #2: Busy Bee”