food for thought

I have been living in Portland for almost two months now… Some days I feel like I just got here, and others it feels like I’ve been living here for a while.   Something I’ve noticed recently is my desire to fill my life with people to nurture/care. In Texas, I was constantly surrounded by… Continue reading food for thought


Sometimes, when I start a new phase in my life, I think about what my mother would say if she was still here. I wonder… Would she be proud of me? Would I be the person I am today if I didn’t endure the loss of my mother? I will never know. I will never… Continue reading now

#graduasiatrip – viet nam

Viet Nam was a whirlwind. This was the last leg on my four week trip and the fatigue was starting to get to me. Thankfully, I met up with one of my cousins on my father’s side, Gina, who kickstarted my enthusiasm again. Ha Noi/Ha Long Bay Gina and I met in Ha Noi, and… Continue reading #graduasiatrip – viet nam

#graduasiatrip – taipei, taiwan

I traveled to Taipei solo where I’d hang out on my own for a few days and then meet up with my friends for the second half of time there. Taipei is a dream. I love the architecture, people and cleanliness. AND THE FOOD. Taiwanese street food is every foodie’s dream. I think in the… Continue reading #graduasiatrip – taipei, taiwan

#graduasiatrip – thailand

  My sister, Katherine and I are in Thailand for one week and we try to make the most of it by starting north in Chiang Mai, venturing south to Krabi and Koh Lanta and ending in Bangkok. Chiang Mai: The first day we get here was a total fail. We arrive around 2pm and… Continue reading #graduasiatrip – thailand

miami beach

I’M DONE AND GRADUATED and my besties and I decided Miami was the perfect getaway! American Airlines was having a ridiculous sale that allowed me and my friends to travel to Miami for under $80 round-trip! Day 1: We flew in really early Sunday morning to arrive in Miami at 9am. After checking into our… Continue reading miami beach