I, as always, have complicated feelings about spring. It is a season of vitality: new leaves growing, blossoms are blooming everywhere, and animals are awake from hibernation. But every year back in my hometown, it can get really unpleasant during this period. As spring begins in the southern coastal area, the humid climate makes everything watery, plus the intersection of the warm and cold
I will always remain in awe of any culture’s self-expression through art. Being in Rome, this is evidenced everywhere. There is art in the architecture, the landscaping, the food, and of course, the art. What better way is there to spend a sunny afternoon than in the airy lightness of an art museum? Not just any museum either, but the Vatican Museum that takes
I am not an expert on music, but music has been an influential part of my life. I listen to mostly main-stream pop songs from my generation. When I was young, I was surrounded by influential Asian pop music that many of my peers talked about. That type of music is quite commercial. The songs have catchy melodies and are sung by popular celebrities.
Do you know what is better than going to a fashion show when you are in love with style and clothes? That’s right. Nothing. I would like to preface this by saying I am not studying fashion or design or looking to be a model. That does not deter from the fact that I love fashion and everything it entails. I love being able
Shamefully, I have not had much experience with American restaurants to put in this article. After the six months that I’ve spent studying in the U.S., I did not try many restaurants. I mean, I could have done more, explored more, and achieved more. Let me just share what I did eat and how I feel about the food here. Days after I finally
Ah, Italy. What a beautiful cornucopia of deliciousness you are. How dare you pair your beautiful sights with that gentle caress for cooking you have so mastered. You bestow upon every citizen, tourist, and study abroad meals to satiate even the deepest of hungers. A bit melodramatic? Maybe, but my admiration for the food of this country runs deep. There is no comparison and
Before coming to the United Kingdom (UK), I heard that many food items in Europe had fewer preservatives than in the United States which led to them being healthier. The American students and I came to the conclusion that fewer preservatives are why there are quicker expiration dates. We have not only been trying the food from grocery stores but also UK restaurants. We