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How I Groom My Goldendoodle

How I Groom My Goldendoodle

This disclaimer goes without saying, but I am NOT a professional groomer. I have ZERO training. The hair cut looks good 80% of the time and patch the other 20% of the time. But my dog is 1000% happier having her hair cut in a […]

Folklore: A review by someone actually familiar with Swift’s work

Folklore: A review by someone actually familiar with Swift’s work

Picture from me and Eryn’s listening party. Rules are that you must show up with a completely blank slate. We sat very seriously staring at the back of her house for a solid hour. This work is instantly recognizable as a work of Swift’s. She […]

Insights into Learning Language from a Mediocre Polyglot

Insights into Learning Language from a Mediocre Polyglot

My language learning history: TLDR: Age 0 Cantonese + English, Age 2 French, Age 12 Mandarin, Age 21 Spanish, Age 22 Italian My first language is Cantonese. This is the language I was most comfortable with up until the time I was about 6 or […]

I don’t have a brain doctor and that’s a problem.

I don’t have a brain doctor and that’s a problem.

Lady Gaga’s interview with Oprah on mental health is a must-watch. For me, it just hits home that even though it’s a disorder happening in the brain there are very, real, physical manifestations of that psychic pain. This is a long one, so I will […]

How to wash a goldendoodle (named bloo)

How to wash a goldendoodle (named bloo)

How I manage my high-maintenance dog. The first thing that people say when they pet bloo for the first time is, “she’s so soft!” And truly, she is. I don’t think I’ve ever touched a creature with more silky soft hair. (Not fur). Her hair […]

Summer Sailing on the Charles River

Summer Sailing on the Charles River

Okay. Story time. So back in the day Laura and I could not sail together. As in, I’d do something to provoke her… She’d throw me out of the boat. I’d be left floating in the middle of the lake. We were the literal worst.  […]

2018: My Year in Review

2018: My Year in Review

//TLDR// This year I decided. Things.   So 2018 started with the second half of my gap year – the half where I started the job search (I had 6 blissful months where I didn’t touch a single job board for the sake of my […]

How to Restore Faux Sherpa Fleece

How to Restore Faux Sherpa Fleece

The thing about liking nice things and not being able to afford to replace said nice things is you gotta learn how to take care of your things. I’ve been taking care of my clothes since I started buying my own clothes (when I was […]

Sephora Favorites: Scouted by Sephora Skincare 2018

Sephora Favorites: Scouted by Sephora Skincare 2018

Finally, a kit that I’m obsessed with! And not like, in the way where I’m like OMG so much savings!! BUY BUY BUY! *one week later* Return. This is the first kit this year that I’m excited about every single product. There’s been a couple […]

Perfection in a Pencil

Perfection in a Pencil

When something is designed well, thoughtfully packaged, and its purpose carefully considered, you get a seriously beautiful product. I was perusing a Folio Press & Paperie in Santa Barbara a couple days ago (because I cannot resist a stationary store), I saw these curious looking […]