From a young age, my dad instilled in me his paranoia. “If you’re in danger, instead of shouting ‘help!’ you should shout ‘fire!’. People can ignore you when you are asking for help but it’s a fire, it’s everyone’s problem … Continue reading I Know Kung Fu
There’s one memory from my youth that is a popular family tale, often brought up over dinner to elicit laughter and joy. In this memory, a young Queenie is maybe six years old. She is seated on the couch in … Continue reading "No Laughing Allowed!"
If you were to look at my most recent search history, you would see the following: Since finishing my first semester of graduate school and reflecting on the experience, I have put “Find Work Life Balance” on the top of … Continue reading Achieving a "Work Life Balance"
I recently started a new mini-project (found on the menu bar at the top of the page) titled the “Coping with Memes” project. Memes are currently dominating much of our society and the media we consume. It has come to … Continue reading Coping with Memes – A Mini Project
It has now been about a month since I’ve moved to New York. Whereas many of my peers have felt homesick shortly after moving, I didn’t feel homesick at all. I thought that since New York is a familiar place … Continue reading Replicating the Taste of Home
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