• Opinions

    Latest in Podcasts (April 2019)

    The latest podcasts that I have been enjoying on the road include the story about Theranos (a company that claimed it could run blood tests from a single drop of blood); feel empowered to call out bullshirt with Jameela Jamil; stories that made me want to be more empathetic; and more!

  • Health & Fitness

    My Favorite Cardio Exercises

    Cardio exercise is any exercise that raises your heart rate. Your heart is a muscle so working it makes it stronger! I used to be on the swim and cross country teams in high school so I was in pretty good shape. But the older I get, the more cardio exercise becomes torturous. I want to improve my endurance so I can do physical activity without losing my breath so quickly. But I get so bored of doing the same thing. So I looked for new ways to get my cardio in. Here are three forms of cardio I like to do.

  • Diaries

    Eco-Journals #2: Stories of My Trash

    For the month of March, I went about living my days with no changes, except that I was keeping track of all the trash I produced that month. How much plastic did I go through? Food waste? Containers? This is all so I could have a visual baseline of how much waste I was consuming. Here's what I found out.

  • Diaries

    February + March Challenges: Giving Up Is Not The Answer

    I thought yearly goals were hard, but monthly goals are just as hard.I had planned to write about my February and March challenges but I failed badly. What ended up happening for both months was that I would put off the challenges and give up. I don't have much to say about the challenges, so instead I’ll be reflecting on what happened and how I can improve moving forward.

  • Travel & Culture

    Restless In Tainan

    Tainan is the oldest city in Taiwan and was formerly the capital during the Qing Dynasty. Today it is known for its centuries old fortresses and temples. During my trip to Tainan, we visited both old and new landmarks. There was only so much we could see and do in 1.5 days so this is a short list, but I'll definitely be adding more to it the next time I make my way down there again! 

  • Diaries

    Video Diaries Ep. 2

    In this week's Video Diaries episode, we follow Juliet to Puerto Rico beaches and to museums in Florida and Atlanta! Annie celebrates Chinese New Year with her family and takes you along on her trip to Chiayi and Tainan. Check out our second episode!

  • Diaries

    Adulting 101: Dealing with Car Accidents (USA)

    I was rear-ended the other day in Atlanta. It could have been worse, but I did get rear-ended and my car needs some fixin' up. I was alone, and did not get all the information I needed because I went into psychological shock. So this is a guide in case I am ever involved in another accident in the future - knock on wood.

  • Travel & Culture

    Restless In Miami

    Miami, oh Miami. It has a personality of its own: fast cars and beautiful people mixed with laidback Latin vibes. It's one of those cities where I recommend heading to with someone who knows Miami cause otherwise it's so easy to get lost in the mix. Here are my suggestions for Miami!