No mo FOMO pt. 2

FOMO was a real thing for me. It loyally guided most, if not all, of my decisions in how I spent my time, shared my energy, focused my attention. I gravitated toward people, experiences, and places that I felt, if I could just get in their vicinity, I would feel more whole, happier, belong-ed (not […]

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I listened and it was perfect – 47/100

On the way back from therapy, I ask myself what I’m going to do the rest of the day. Our session was earlier than usual so I had a few hours of the remaining morning and the afternoon to myself. Immediately, the answer I got back – San Diego. Hmm. Okay. I decide yes. I’m down. […]

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My friends are the MF best (my brother is too) – 42/100

The day after I wrote that I had a perfect day, I had an even perfect-er day. Completely unexpected, wild, and full. Life is too damn good. Here’s how it went down. My brother, Jed, had been telling me to keep June 10th reserved. He said he wanted to take me out for my birthday. […]

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Multnomah

This past week I got to spend a few days in Portland, OR with some awesome human beings. One of those awesome human beings was kind enough to take me around – although I must say I did him a favor as well in getting him out to these places hahaha. Jkjk Ben. You are awesome. I […]

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Portland in a nutshell

I had booked the week of vacation without much thought beside racing to schedule it before I got staffed. I had booked the flight to Portland, OR without much thought beside glorying in the fact it cost about $130 (which actually ended up costing $250 lol). I had contacted a good friend, Ben, without much […]

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Marathon thoughts

I know, I know – I’ve posted all over Snapchat and Instagram about this damn marathon week I just had. It was a good time for me, sort of like a vacation, hell, and productive period rolled into one. And today was the culmination – the big 26.2. Below are some highlights. Overheard while running: “Holy Jesus” […]

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Randomness from Orlando

Some things about the past few days in Orlando. I had Mexican for dinner with a Brazilian from the Airbnb I’m staying at. It was his first time trying Mexican. Highlight of the meal? His amazement and delight at horchata, drink of the gods and “arroz con leche in a cup!!”. Let’s enjoy his excitement evidenced […]

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Things felt

The next train left at 8:25am. I flicked my wrist to check the time: 8:04am. “Halmoni, I have to go.” With that I threw in my clothes and packed my bag. I had spent the night there as I would be leaving Korea soon and it was a courtesy familial visit. She walked me out […]

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No hay fin

My last day in Barcelona. Also St. Jordi’s Day, the equivalent to US’ Valentine’s Day. Stands are set up all over the city selling roses and books. I wish James were here. Packing last night was a little bit of a struggle. Mentally because I was trying to fit everything I had brought, everything I had […]

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Study breaking

I have 5 minutes til my study break is over. I have 3 full days left before I leave for Portugal. I don’t know where the time went, but the program is almost done. I can’t even focus on that right now because I’m 1 exam, 1 paper, and 1 presentation away from reality. I […]

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Toothpaste

I finished an entire tube of toothpaste on my own. An amazing feat, I know, but I want to draw the attention away from the amazingness and point out that when I arrived in Barcelona, this tube was completely full. The rim was still impeccable, the cap opened without stickiness, it was a nice weight in my […]

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Istanbul

It must be done. I’ve been dreading blogging about Istanbul. Why? Time. It’s always a painful ordeal to dig into the spiraling recesses of my already forgetful mind about something that passed a few days ago, let alone 2 weekends ago. And my stubbornness won’t allow me to write about the most recent trip (London) until […]

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