Bite Me, Escape Routes

First Time in the Big Easy

Do you have a destination place that you’ve read about so much that you feel like you almost know it—as if you’ve almost been there? Places that you’ve thought about visiting for such a long time, but never had the time to visit? For the longest time, that has been New Orleans for me. So… Read More First Time in the Big Easy

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Freaky Frappuccino: Starbuck’s Unicorn

I’ll admit, the Unicorn Frappuccino raised a suspicious eyebrow and made me really want to try it. Everyone bashing on about how terrible it was made me want to try it even more. So yes, a day after coming back from New Orleans (posts for which are coming soon, stay tuned 😉 ), I got a Unicorn Frappuccino.… Read More Freaky Frappuccino: Starbuck’s Unicorn

Bite Me, Collegiette Living

College Care Package #1: The Fun Friend

So with a lot of my friends currently in college and worrying about mid-terms and finals, I began to think about what I could do to try helping from afar. Then I stumbled across, just the right idea: I would send them care packages! My mom sent me some when I was in my first year… Read More College Care Package #1: The Fun Friend

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Brunch in Palo Alto

Ah, spring. That lovely time of the year everyone romanticized for rebirth and growth when really it just brings allergies and hot/cold weather that can’t make up its mind. This past week has been something like that. With the weather transitioning between hot and cold, cloudy and sunny, windy and rainy, we’ve barely been able… Read More Brunch in Palo Alto

Talk Academic To Me

Immortality is So Last Century

I have mixed feelings with stories that pit traditional books vs. modern technology. I grew up in the Silicon Valley—Apple headquarters just a jog from my childhood home, dad’s work at Google, friends majoring in computer science or skipping college for startups in tech venture capitalism—I’m familiar with it, okay? No. I, the only humanities career-intended among my friends, am not… Read More Immortality is So Last Century

Collegiette Living, Style

Nine Things to Do a Rainy Day

California has been going through a rainy spell and frankly, I’m not used to this. Growing up, rainy days didn’t come as often as the past month and so I’ve been trying to keep myself busy. Yes, there are things I could be doing and probably should be doing, but motivation comes through thin and… Read More Nine Things to Do a Rainy Day

Talk Academic To Me

Stains of Purple Prose in Writing

purple (literary significance): identified with royalty, wealth and prosperity; dying clothes purple required money and made the color symbolic of status. However, in writing the color evolves into an entirely different animal. I tend to imagine purple prose as the writing you find in poetry, beautiful and lyrical. Recently, as I have been working on my YA… Read More Stains of Purple Prose in Writing