Tag: love

July 7, 2017

Deepen your relationship in 10 ways

My rare specimen (my boyfriend) and I had a wonderful extended fourth of July weekend in Desert Hot Springs this past weekend. I came back SO relaxed and filled with so much love. Before I went, I was in a bit of a funk and wasn’t much fun to be around but the trip helped put everything in perspective and reaffirmed the relationship we have…

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June 30, 2017

The difference between Boyfriend vs Partner

As I’ve gotten older, the way I use and define the word “boyfriend” has changed considerably. When I was younger and more indecisive, it insinuated someone I “hung out with” and liked for the time being. Nowadays it’s gotten even more intense. For me, a boyfriend is a partner. If you’re going to spend that much time, energy and money on another person why would…

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June 10, 2017

How to find your Soulmate

In just the last few years I’ve had the honor of meeting some incredible rare specimen type of people that I can consider to be soulmate material (professionally, personally and romantically). I did a blogpost on this before (here), but I wanted to do a video since the idea of soulmates has been popping up time and time again especially recently. I might sound crazy…

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April 8, 2017

What dating a non-Asian taught me about myself

A few months ago I wrote a blogpost on why I’ll never use dating apps again. (There was even a video made of it). I’ll have you know that I haven’t used a dating app in months/ever since because like I mentioned in the post…I really do believe that you meet the right people when you’re just doing your thing, becoming your best self. I don’t know…

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April 6, 2017

“Loving You” playlist curated by me!

If you watched my “40 things about me” YouTube video, you’ll know that EDM is actually one of my favorite types of music. Naturally, whenever I’m feeling a certain emotion or in a certain mood, I turn to music to help me express how I feel. Lately I’ve been pretty happy having met someone who allows me to be myself, makes me want to be…

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February 18, 2017

How to tell that you like someone

I love humans. I love talking to people, hearing their stories, asking hard questions, learning from them…. but it takes a special kind of person for me to admit that I really like them. So what does it look like/feel when I like someone? In business and life? Platonic or romantic? Most of the below, if not all: I’m happy with myself… but sharing that happiness…

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February 16, 2017

My “dating app” blogpost comes to life in a video!

As overwhelming as the internet can be sometimes, it can be equally awesome. Do you remember my “Why I’ll never be on a dating app again blogpost? Thanks to the internet, I had the awesome opportunity of getting connected to Kore Asian Media who brought this post to life in the form of a short film starring the talented Angie Kim and Topher Park. Charles found…

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May 12, 2016

Why long distance (relationships) are worth it

I’m in the first serious, healthy relationship of my whole existence, and it’s long distance. I never thought I’d be that person. In fact, I used to be the kind of person who didn’t “believe” in long distance relationships. Based off of what I heard, it didn’t seem like there was enough face-time or quality time spent between the two people to make it “real.”…

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March 29, 2016

STTA: Loving someone

Loving someone is really difficult and really scary. But I’m doing it and I’m learning so much (blogpost on what my rare specimen teaches me here) This is basically what it felt like getting into a relationship with him: I’m getting better at it with time. He’s helping me to trust more. You might have been disappointed, you might have been betrayed, you might have been…

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January 7, 2016

The Rare Specimen Vocabulary

I love words. I love vocabulary. I always have since I was younger (spelling bees and the reading section on the SAT were actually fun for me). I like learning the etymology of words and understanding the definitions. Lately I’ve been making up my own words, because sometimes there just aren’t words that already exist to describe new and incredible things/feelings. Since having my Rare Specimen (significant…

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