Birthday Wishes

Another year of my life has come and gone, filled with hopes, aspirations, daydreams, adventure, and a whole lot of hard work. It's hard to believe that I'm 33, when I still feel like I'm 27. Nonetheless, if years are representative of what one learns, explores, sees, and accomplishes, then bring them on. As long … Continue reading Birthday Wishes

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Things Remembered, Names Forgotten

Even though the rain has ceased, Spring has sprung, and cherry blossoms are in full bloom throughout the city of Portland, their pink and white petals boasting vitality, my mind still wanders. I suppose this will always be the case; if my feet cannot roam, my imagination will. Meditations of the Caribbean pervade me: warm … Continue reading Things Remembered, Names Forgotten

International Women’s Day: My Heroines

Today I was reading through my personal Facebook feed and found some men questioning the purpose of International Women's Day. What, should we stop what we're doing simply to revel in women's beauty for an entire day? Um, excuse me?! This is only one of many issues that irk me. Women are not here on this earth … Continue reading International Women’s Day: My Heroines

Growing up in Penang, Malaysia (Guest Post)

Many thanks to Wan Phing Lim of AsiaRooms for this guest blog post. Here is a delectable, vivid account of childhood in Penang, Malaysia. It goes to show that the smallest cultural details really do make the biggest impressions.  I have never visited Malaysia, but still, this piece inspires a combination of nostalgia and the desire to hop on a plane … Continue reading Growing up in Penang, Malaysia (Guest Post)

Salar de Uyuni: A Journey in Photographs

There are some countries you travel to and love, others that you don't really care for and want to leave right away.  But none are really boring or forgettable, at least to me.  One of my least favorite countries to date has been Bolivia.  It's the third poorest country in Latin America where most roads are … Continue reading Salar de Uyuni: A Journey in Photographs

Love is HERE

Love is brilliant.  Love is blind.  Love is bold.  Love is beautiful.  Love is brave.  Love is bashful.  Love is beat.  Love is apparently best described by adjectives starting with the letter "b".  But seriously. love is wonderful and amazing and deserved by EVERYONE. I truly believe that our President desires the best for the people … Continue reading Love is HERE