In my summer bucket list, I talked about how I want to finish interviewing my dad. We've been sporadically doing this for over a year now, and we only made it to his thirty-year-old self yesterday. That means he's about to finally start talking about how he came to America, which I think will be… Continue reading Stories from interviewing my dad
These past two weeks, the breakdown of what my friends and I have been texting about would be 15% Jonathan's new job at a boba shop, 5% Tiktoks, 20% miscellaneous, and 60% the news. We've been talking a lot about the police, the protests, and racism. It's as if around one or two o'clock most… Continue reading So I don’t know how you’ve been feeling about the news, but
Last year summer started when school ended, but this year, my marker for the beginning of summer has changed to the switch from nice to hot weather. Which in an unfortunate series of events, happened last week. Ugh, that allusion doesn't even make sense. Where am I going with this intro? Dude, writing intros is… Continue reading My 2020 summer bucket list // collab with Purely Oliva and Not All Who Sonder!
If I had three wishes, I would use them to make myself 1) a tea-drinker 2) a really good crossword puzzler and 3) someone who is able to confidently walk into the kitchen and bake a signature snack from memory without it taking hours. But seeing that nobody has offered me even one wish yet,… Continue reading I baked peanut butter cookies & banana bread (ft. Excessively Possible Recipes)
Two years ago, I listened to this episode of What Should I Read Next?, and in it, the guest talked about the Dressember challenge. The Dressember Foundation is a non-profit that aims to end human trafficking, and the Dressember challenge is where people commit to wearing either dresses or ties for the entire month of… Continue reading What I am most proud of myself for doing junior year
Andrew Carnegie In 1898, Spain and America signed the Treaty of Paris of 1898 and ended the Spanish-American War. (Well, we call it the Spanish-American War in the US, but "a more accurate name would be the Spanish-Cuban-Puerto Rican-Philippine-American War.") Also, why are so many treaties in US history signed in Paris? Two others I… Continue reading Three stories of people being absolute legends
In War and Peace, Tolstoy writes about the "law of retrospectiveness...which makes all the past appear a preparation for the subsequent facts." By the way, retrospectiveness is not a real word. Sorry, I guess you don't have the same clout that Shakespeare has, Tolstoy. Wait, did I just copy it down weirdly?? Ugh, there's no… Continue reading Guys, these are my thoughts on retrospectiveness