At this point in our trip, we had spent six days in cities and I was in dire need of seeing some trees, water, and nature. Our time in Hanoi was only three days so we found ourselves taking a … Continue reading A Day Trip to Halong Bay
The past month I have been transitioning myself from the city that has been my home since birth to a new, but familiar, city. Initially, it was weird for me to think about moving away from Philadelphia. Philadelphia is my … Continue reading Finding Home
The past few weeks I have been taking a break from blogging, studying, and responsibilities to travel with my boyfriend. One of the stops on our journey was Saigon, Vietnam (also referred to as Ho Chi Minh City). Saigon is … Continue reading Visiting My Parents’ Hometown: Saigon, Vietnam
When I made my first appointment with my mental health counselor, I started our session with telling her, “I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” I shared stories and situations with her and as I told my stories and spoke … Continue reading Learning to Not Be Afraid to Cry
When I speak to younger students, I emphasize how important it was for me to have mentors. In their eyes, I was someone who was successful and “made it” on my own. But I clarified that although I did “make … Continue reading The Importance of Mentorship
The summer after I took my GRE, I went to the career services center at my university to ask for guidance on what I should consider as I prepare for the upcoming application cycle. Instead of receiving advice on how … Continue reading How I Applied to Graduate School (After Being Told Not to)
Hello everyone! My name is Queenie and I am the writer and moderator of this blog! Who Am I? When it comes to my identity, the first one that comes to mind is my identity as a first-generation low-income (FGLI) … Continue reading What is qqueenie.com?