• personal, travel, writing

    a los angeles of my own

    Los Angeles was one of my most frequent destinations as someone who was born and raised in Hawaii. I've landed at LAX to go to Disneyland, to visit relatives, to send my brother off to college, and just to visit because it's one of the closest cities that connects Hawaii to the continental United States. And because of that, for years, I constantly complained about LA-- it has never been...

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  • personal, travel, writing

    a los angeles of my own

    Los Angeles was one of my most frequent destinations as someone who was born and raised in Hawaii. I've landed at LAX to go to Disneyland, to visit relatives, to send my brother off to college, and just to visit because it's one of the closest cities that connects Hawaii to the continental United States. And because of that, for years, I constantly complained about LA-- it has never been...

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  • culture, fashion, personal

    summer 2016 favourites

    [caption id="attachment_1161" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Courtesy Nadine of Snap Me Pretty Photography[/caption] I don't normally do blogs like these, but I thought I would stop being so hard on myself and just... go for it? I struggle with keeping this blog active, and I do have many things to say and a lot drafted, but I find it difficult to keep powering on with a rough draft if I lose my...

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  • academia, health, personal, writing

    knee deep

    Here's where I am in terms of this summer: Knee deep in Physics and denial. To be frank, I've got myself in a bit of a pickle with an intensive summer course (again,) but I'm fighting my way through it with a lot of hard work and a lot of self-love and self-care (and unfortunately, impulsive purchases. Sorry, mom.) The anxiety from my ADHD hasn't come out full force simply...

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  • love, personal, writing

    when to cut out shitty people

    I'd really like to tell everyone about my experiences in Portland without injecting some important moment of clarity in there-- but of course, that wouldn't be authentic to my style of writing, and honestly, I cannot see Portland without a particular event colouring the entire trip. That being said, Portland was wonderful. Portland is a strange place because it reminds me so much of San Francisco, but more relaxed and...

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