At Night, I Think of You…

Have you ever had the feeling that the world is teasing you, waiting to give you gifts at the right moment to make you appreciate the little joys in life so much more?

Very random, but months ago, I heard a student blasting a song in their car as they were driving through the parking lot. The only lyrics I heard from this was, “At night, I think of you…” Continue reading

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5 Books that Shape My Life

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Literacy for the win! Photo credit: Yvonne

When I was a kid, I always got in trouble…for reading books way past my bedtime. (Major nerd alert!) I would go the restroom, pretend I had a really bad stomachache, and then read on the toilet. The toilet tank would be my bookshelf, and the next morning, my mom would yell at me for leaving my novels all over the restroom. Continue reading

The Magic First Date Formula

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Romantic date with one of my closest buddies! Photo courtesy of the other Cindy.

I have gone on more first dates than I would like to admit – too many to even remember the first names of everyone. This must be true based on the numbers of times I have unexpectedly bumped into a former date in the most random places. At a boba shop in Orange County. In Grand Central Market. At an Asian-American comedy show in Hollywood. At a film festival where I was volunteering. Continue reading

Flag Football Soup-A-Stars

Whenever I tell someone I play flag football, they are a bit shocked. I am lanky and awkward and clumsy and uncoordinated. But I love team sports.

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My Soup-a-Star Team!

Team sports has the magic of bringing people together you would never think to bring together. To be honest, I am unsure if my teammates and I would be friends if we have met outside the context of our team. I am super nerdy, and my teammates are super cool. The majority of them are younger, party harder, and hipper than me (You know how hip a person if if they still use the word “hip”.). Continue reading

Overlooking California: Superbloom in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park!

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Desert sunflower fields at Henderson Canyon Road

Without a doubt, there is nothing as awe-inspiring or recharging as nature. This past weekend, my friends and I went camping at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Somehow, I managed to snag a camping spot despite its growing popularity for the superbloom. The immense amount of rain this past year brought us wildflowers galore to enjoy in the spring. The wildflowers definitely did not disappoint! Continue reading