When I was in first grade, I had a dream that I flew to Hanoi by myself and walked around Hoan Kiem Lake. When I woke up, I was completely convinced that I had gone. It took my parents a week to convince me otherwise and from then I made it a life goal to … Continue reading 7.27.16-8.3.16 Hanoi/Ha Long Bay
You've seen it on instagram, facebook, pinterest. The pink walls. The floating bananas. The sprinkle pool. Admit it, you've been keen to check out the Museum of Ice Cream since it went viral. Marketed as the most Instagramable museum. While the 14th Factory was moody and more somber, the Museum of Ice Cream packs in … Continue reading Sometimes, Ice Cream
Hello internet friends! It's almost August so I'm getting ready to head back to my favorite place in the world, Vietnam. Sadly I won't be backpacking this year but going with my parents to visit family and volunteer. We are planning on doing a small trip to Krabi, Thailand. I did not plan on going … Continue reading Packing + Summer 2017 Recap
Hello friend, I know I have procrastinated for a long time, and this will be my first post ever, on an ultimately raw and painful topic. At least for me. It is difficult to come clean with your personal problems, much less acknowledging it. Acknowledging the fact that there is something wrong with ourselves was … Continue reading Who’s afraid of Big Bad feelings?
Dear Freshman Mai, College. It's exciting isn't it? No more boarding school, no more nuns, no more Chinese lessons you never paid attention to.I know, it's exciting and you'll want to do everything and get to know everyone. You will. Some of these things you'll come to regret but most you won't, so go ahead, … Continue reading Whose side? R’Side
Siem Reap was the result of an impulse. I knew this trip was going to have some unplanned destinations but this was definitely not one that I had even consider before and it definitely was not something I had expected at all. The city itself was whatever. Plagued with resorts and tourists, but that's not … Continue reading 7.24.16-7.27.16 Siem Reap
Phuket. Where to start with Phuket. Unfortunately we didn't have time to island hop like we originally planned because of limited time. Charmaine's flight back to Malaysia is from the international airport from Phuket was on the 23rd. Because of the flux in prices for flights, Full Moon party week, it was out of our … Continue reading 7.22.16-7.23.16 Phuket