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!"
“New Year, New me!” This started off as a serious statement grounded in my New Year’s resolutions — A new year is a new year of possibilities. A new year is a new year of new goals. A new year … Continue reading New Year, New Me: The Trap of New Year's Resolutions
As the school year is getting started and settled in, I realized that a large concern for many students (including myself) is how to stay organized throughout the school year. Some of us are able to start off the semester … Continue reading New Semester, New Me: Staying Organized and Prepared in School
Ever since finding out that I was offered a place in a graduate program, I have been suffering heavily from imposter syndrome. That’s a fancy way of saying, “I may have made it and achieved my goals, but I have … Continue reading “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing”: Understanding Imposter Syndrome
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 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