Seoul Searching

Hello, world. It’s already been more than a year since I have last posted. A lot has happened since I graduated from high school… I’ve worked behind the scenes for a sold-out event at the gorgeous Royce Hall at UCLA, helped plan and execute a $22,000 admit weekend for Southeast Asian students, finished my first year […]

Baby Don’t Cry

I’ve recently finished reading The Awakening by Kate Chopin, so my mind has been full of thoughts on love, happiness, solitude, and sense of self. It definitely gave me good reason to ponder life, which led me to this song by EXO. In the book the female protagonist, Edna, struggles to break free from societal […]

Class of 2014

Today my English teacher assigned the class our final Senior project:  create a video, audio file, PowerPoint, animated film, or electronic file of some sort that documents what we’ve learned and/or experienced in our past four years of high school. I have so many ideas, yet I’m clueless as to how they’ll be executed. This […]

You Are The Dead

Channeled as much of my inner artistic side as I could to produce a 1-pager – notes taken in the form of images. It was a lot more fun than I thought it would be! This 1-pager is drawn in response to a particular scene in George Orwell’s 1984 when the coral glass paperweight was […]

Mom&Pop Don’t Like That I’m a Good Girl

I don’t do drugs. I don’t drink. I’ve never broken the law. I don’t party. I don’t stay out late. I don’t go out at all, for that matter. I’ve never been to a high school dance. I haven’t dated since the eighth grade. I get good grades. I’m going to a four-year university. I’m not […]

Dream College? What Dream College?

What does it mean to have a dream college? To me, personally, I am torn between even the idea of having a dream college. Now that the college admissions process is drawing to a close, I’ve experienced both relief and sadness. I am no where near as disappointed as I thought I would be. I […]

A New Dawn

On Friday I received my first rejection letter. But you know what? I am (surprisingly) okay with it. The University of Chicago is a great school, but maybe it just isn’t the school for me. Maybe this is God’s way of telling me that there’s more to life than the place “where fun goes to […]

The (Nonexistent) Calm Before the Storm

In about three weeks time, I will know where I’m going to college. I’M NOT READY FOR THIS. The ticking of the clock is becoming louder and louder, driving me bonkers until the days I receive my admissions decisions. The storm will come, and here I am just waiting for it to happen. It is […]