Category: inspiration

November 27, 2014

This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was different this year for me. It was the first time I was staying in the city and wasn’t spending the holiday and days off with my family. I didn’t mind it so much at first but after seeing everyone else with their families or traveling to see their loved ones, I couldn’t help but think about what was missing. But then I realized how thankful and lucky…

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November 14, 2014

A whole new world

Today, I had one of those “Ohmygosh that can do that? that looks like that? WOW MINDBLOWN” moments. I was at work emailing one of my counterparts in the London headquarters, when she casually asked how everything was going here in New York. At one point of the exchange I mentioned, “all is well, it’s getting chillier and to be honest, I’d rather be in London.” She said that…

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November 12, 2014

LOI (letter of intent)

When I look at the date of my last blog post (August 4 for the record), I cringe a little… Not blogging for 3 months is basically committing “blogger suicide”: You’re no longer relevant because you’re not as social or active. You’ve basically given everyone a reason not to care anymore. As a matter of fact, I haven’t posted in so long that I am no longer a…

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June 8, 2014

Share what you know, show that you care

With all the texting and emailing we do these days, it’s hard to tell what’s genuine and what’s not. (Did you know “a twenty-something may report spending two hours a day on Facebook, an hour a day answering texts?” (source)) At least in person, you can read someone’s body language or hear their tone of voice.  With messages, it’s easy to fake sincerity with just some punctuation and…

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June 4, 2014

Random but honest messages from kind-of strangers

I’ve been up since 3:30 AM. I woke up to use the restroom, glanced at my phone and saw this message. I had to blink a couple of times to make sure it was real, not imagined. Disclaimer: I apologize if the following is hard to read… I wrote it very early in the morning! Whoa. I’ve gotten random texts before… but that is so…….

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May 29, 2014

Three Girls, Three Cities, Three Post-Grad perspectives

For those who graduated this month, CONGRATULATIONS! If you didn’t graduate this month and instead, you’re like me (yay class of 2013), thinking about how much has changed just within the last year since you graduated, this post is for you. Seeing all the posts and photos about graduation got me thinking: I wonder what some of my peers are up to? With that in…

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May 15, 2014


 Whenever Thursday and Friday rolls around, I can’t help but be struck by a bit of nostalgia with all the “#TBT” (ThrowbackThursday) and “#FBF” (flashbackfriday) posts I see on instagram. Today I randomly thought  of that time I was waiting for my friend to come meet me in front of the Forever 21 in Causeway bay, Hong Kong when I was visiting back in January….

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May 13, 2014

*Exclusive* interview with Acceptance filmmaker, Ryan Matthew Chan

update 3.14.15: Acceptance is now on youtube for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy. Original post written 5.13.14 Last week I went to the NYIFF- the New York Indian Film Festival for the very first time. I was on Eventbrite doing something for work, when I started clicking around and this caught my eye: WORLD PREMIERE AT NYIFF 2014 Synopsis – “Acceptance” is a 50-minute international film directed by Ryan Matthew…

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April 19, 2014

Secret Dreams

Just a week ago, my sister was with me in New York visiting during her spring break. I hadn’t seen her for months so as you can imagine, we had a lot to catch up on. We talked about her friends, her SAT scores, her schoolwork, etc. She will be applying for colleges soon so eventually the topic of dreams came up. You know, the…

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March 10, 2014

On My Radar: MAKERS

March is Women’s History Month (in case you didn’t know :)). What better way to celebrate than to share the stories of women who have built the past and shaped the world? CEO’s, designers, activists, athletes- you name it- are featured on this site I came across: Some you may have heard of. Some may be completely new to you. I watched these videos while…

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