Why I Got an Oxford Mug

The other day I went to visit Oxford, England, as a hiatus from London life. That town, and university, and structure, is just so old it’s astounding. That was the main thing I realized, that this town boasted people and a life that was so different from ours, and also really similar. People worried about…

You Need to Chill One Day a Week

The thing about study abroad is that you have a limited time to look around, explore, eat, and all the fun things. The issue though, is that you can get burnt out. This is something many people who have studied abroad have told me, that sometimes you feel guilty for staying in when really, you…

Your Degree is Not Enough

I had just finished a conversation with an alumni of my college. We had talked about his work in tech and finance, and he was sharing a bit about the smartest people he ever met. He said one of the best engineers he met had dropped out of college and learned to code through a…

The London Coffeeshop Hop

Hi again! I’m here to talk about the coffee places I’ve gone to in London so far, and what I’ve thought about them. I’ll speak about the chains and the hole in the walls and the atmosphere that surrounds them. Disclaimer: Not sponsored at ALL. Though how cool would that be like free coffee? Yum….

Some Unique UK / US Differences

I’ve only been in London for a few weeks, but I already noticed some differences that I didn’t expect. Just as a disclaimer, for the most part I only hang around central London and this may be different across the city, and definitely across the UK. Similarly, my home in California is going to have…

London, innit!

Hello and welcome to the end of my hiatus. Blogging is kind of weird, but a lot like many things. You started because you were bored, you started to enjoy it, and then things with expiration dates and deadlines start to be thrown in your face. And then you don’t blog for 6 months. Well,…

One Habit to Improve Your Productivity

I am currently madly packing for college, and came across a video from one of the best college tip channels on YouTube, College Info Geek (video linked below). It went over one specific habit to increase your productivity and plan without going overboard. The main premise is to pick a review day, once a week,…

Why You Should Focus on Your Relationships

This doesn’t seem like a college topic right off the bat, but I assure you, it is. It’s also a general life topic. The thing is, good relationships are the key to happiness. I got interest in the topic of happiness when thinking about my goals for the coming year in college. I came across…

Tips: School Starting Soon?

Hello everyone. Excuse my absence, I do not really have an excuse, but hey, I’m here now. I go back to college in a week, and am in the process of planning for my hectic schedule. I can never really remember how busy school gets while I’m on vacation, and it always somehow slaps me in…

High School Friends

Today I met with a high school friend I haven’t seen in over 6 months. She was in different parts of the country and so was I, and the first time our free time overlapped was today in our hometown. We talked about so many things, so many worries and ideas and anxieties and excitements….

Things I Wish I Brought to College

After completing my first year at college in southern California, I realized there were a few things I missed that would’ve made my transition easier as well as daily life in general. Bringing the right things does not mean you need to bring tons of things. I definitely had accumulated way too many things, so much…

Tips on How to Eat Well in College

Now everyone knows the stereotype – college kids live on ramen noodles and microwave snacks, and are not concerned about healthy eating. I mean, why should we? We’re young, and this Red Bull is the only thing that’ll keep me up to study. After finishing my first year, I have realized the sheer importance of…