Dual Existence

Taken in Venice, ItalyAs I'm writing this, my roommates' peals of laughter echo from one room down the hall. All 5 of them are in the same room, having what sounds like the time of their lives....more

Chicken Curry Rice Recipe

Yes, I'm aware I'm getting a little obsessive with the DSLR. But the pictures turn out so pretty!...more

Generation Y: On Stereotypes

I was browsing my blog reader while at my internship today and came across this article: How to think like the next generation. Which, of course, led me to What gen Yers don't know about themselves. As I read the slightly condescendingly worded article, I found myself wondering if I was part of Generation Y....more

Do You Need Protein Powder?

No. No. No. No. No protein powders. At least, that's what I used to think. Only for the past two months, I've been on a lifestyle changing journey. Ultimately, I've been trying to shape myself and my life to reflect my passions and ideal life more. A part of that is to lose all the weight I've gained in college. ...more
@CarolynY Exactly! Although I do enjoy meat, eating it more than twice a day would be way too ...more

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, with a few Recipe alterations, of course!

I love browsing recipes and planning on what to cook for next week. But I usually can't get too fancy because I don't have the funds to do so....more

Grandma's Secret Ingredient for Chinese Beef Noodle Soup? Just a Little Rum

Now that I live off-campus, I've realized how much I crave home cooking. I didn't miss it while living off of dining hall food, but that's probably because they distracted me with differently disguised fat.While I'm trying to eat a balanced, temporarily omnivorous diet (earlier this week I realized that I haven't been eating enough protein), I try to find recipes that are more protein-based rather than carb-based. The good thing about this recipe is that it can be tweaked to reflect either! ...more
This looks delicious! I can't wait to give it a try.more

I'm in North Carolina!

I've arrived in a small town in North Carolina, where my grandparents live! You can all release that breath you were holding because despite the huge snowstorm that hit, I made it out.This is how small the town is:...more

The People You Meet at a (All-Ages) Concert

Monday night, I went to the House of Blues in Chicago to see ...more

How to Talk to Anyone

Has anyone ever said to you: "Oh my god, we're like the same person!"? That level of connection that happens on rare occasions and leave you SO happy?Well, currently, I'm the "same person" as about 10 people, all of whom are different from each other. Considering how I'm not one of those people who are friends with everyone, I consider this an achievement (although I do sometimes question whether that just makes me generic)....more