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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 […]

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 […]

The 7 Day Skincare Diary of a Product Junkie

The 7 Day Skincare Diary of a Product Junkie

Dear oh dear. I feel like this really is like a diary. Let the judgement fall haha. I’ve included my thoughts on each of the products and put an asterisk next to the ones I would purchase again. Day 1 AM *Youth to the People […]

No Shame in My S’wanky S’well Game: In Defense of Expensive Water Bottles

No Shame in My S’wanky S’well Game: In Defense of Expensive Water Bottles

In my classes at university, the water bottle that sat on your desk was like, the IT accessory that showcased your personality. Besides your name tag it was the only thing that people would consistently see associated with your face. There I was looking from […]

I had a one of those cliche “stoner sidekick in movie has a grand revelation” moments…

I had a one of those cliche “stoner sidekick in movie has a grand revelation” moments…

Back story: I was showing my family around Amsterdam, a city I had seen before, and while we were shopping, we popped into this classy looking coffee shop. And bought a “special” cupcake for everyone to share. Ate some. Felt nothing an hour later, so […]

New Skincare Tech Gadget?! Sign me up!

New Skincare Tech Gadget?! Sign me up!

Okay, so since I got the fall FabFitFun box I haven’t resubscribed because I haven’t liked any of the spoilers. However, as soon as the first spoiler for the summer box was released I was like, I’m in! Full spoilers can be found here. The […]

The Afghan Dreamers are the inspiration in FIRST

The Afghan Dreamers are the inspiration in FIRST

FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology I have almost spent more years of my life involved in the FIRST Robotics program than not. I don’t do it for the robots. I do it for the people. In FIRST you’ll hear the most […]

Ramblings on tea (aka the best beverage ever)

Ramblings on tea (aka the best beverage ever)

I just realized after a conversation with a friend that I am a tea snob. I could be super into more expensive liquids like wine, but my one true beverage of choice is tea. One of the worst parts of anxiety was my inability to […]

Is It Worth It? | Sephora Play! March 2018 Value Analysis

Is It Worth It? | Sephora Play! March 2018 Value Analysis

Just a Canadian girl trying to get her hands on this US only subscription box sooooo HERE IT IS.  Sephora Play! subscription box is supposed to be one of the best beauty boxes out there, so of course I have a subscription! It is also supposed to […]