I was cleaning out an old thumb drive and found this short essay I wrote in high school. The assignment was based on the criteria for NPR’s This I Believe […]
Lantern Festival – 3/05/2015 Refer to A 元宵节 UPDATE: here Shangai Day 1 – 3/06/2015 Today, we took the bullet train to Shanghai. It was a really interesting experience and […]
by Jon Straker – Korean adoptee, artist, friend Originally published in Gazillion Voices Magazine, 2015. I’m so excited to promote my friend Jon’s work in this post. We went to […]
Lesson #5 – 3/5/2015 There are no secrets on study abroad. A few nights ago, some girls and I went to a local noodle place for dinner. While waiting for […]
Current Status – 3/01/2015 Accomplishment #1 – 3/01/2015 I successfully ordered my first meal in Chinese today, and the man didn’t even look confused. 青菜拉面 Examination and Class Prep – […]
This piece was originally published in an anthology titled Home. … It was late February, and I stood perched at my kitchen window, welcoming the sun-streaked curtains, the slightly rising temperatures, […]
Lesson #1 – 2/28/2017 Never take hot showers, drinkable water, or fast internet for granted again.
Touch Down – Nanjing Airport – 2/27/2015 My feet touched the ground, and my heart knew it was home. This is the story I want to tell.
Flight CA1503 Pek-Nkg – 2/27/2015 Unlike my last flight, I was not in business/first class, but that’s fine. I’m used to economy class. This short flight was particularly memorable for […]
Beijing International Airprot – 2/27/2015 I followed the professor for a while. He was a determined walker with significantly longer legs than me. He veered left, into the men’s room, […]