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So about this summer…

August 31, 2016
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Listen, I know it’s been awhile, no need to make me feel bad. Same old story, different year, and it’s a good problem to have: I got too busy. For someone who loves blogs and creating content, it sure has been a challenge to force myself to sit in front of a computer for another minute outside of work. Throw on top of my usual nine to five a major freelance opportunity, I’ve been running away from the screen every chance…

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Choose Your Own (Short-Lived) Adventure

June 15, 2016
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I am a fan of basic creature comforts. In college, I spent a year in a $350/month basement efficiency where fat mice and heftier cockroaches would come out and play on my face when the lights would go out. I kid you not, I’ve spit out more bugs than I’d like to admit, and the cat-beating chain-smoker next door provided me little additional comfort. Still, I stayed because I had to, worked my jobs, went to classes, then went home to play human treadmill…

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When in Cali: Sutro Baths

May 17, 2016
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Entries “From the Road” are written while traveling — often quickly on my phone or with spotty wifi connection. Please excuse any typos or nonsensical thoughts! I’m in town for the Google I/O 2016 conference, and by in town, I mean I am gloriously close to the kind of nature you just can’t find in Philly. The kind of nature you have to fly 3,000 miles across the U.S. to see. Despite my jam-packed schedule over the next few days, I…

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Cheap Thrills: Riding in the Rain

May 11, 2016
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Motorcycle season had a freakishly early start this year, and it’s something you definitely take note of once you get a bike of your own. I have a freebie mug from a moto gear shop that reads loudly, “Sunshine and chrome, the best alarm clock!” When I first got it, I thought it was incredibly goofy, but after experiencing months of cold-weather wiggles from not riding, I drink from it with respect. Luckily, thanks to a few unseasonably warm days…

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Wasting away in Koreatown, and Island Spa

January 25, 2016
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While I live for spring and summer (basically warm weather days), I will never forget that fantastic winter day we accidentally killed six hours at a Korean spa. It started off with a little cabin fever. We both craved some comforting food to battle the bitter cold, a bustling atmosphere, and I wanted to replenish some beauty products I bought overseas. This brought us to journey to the reputable Koreatown in Queens, New York. …

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Kept Calm: Blizzard of 2016

January 24, 2016
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The dilemma of a blizzard as an adult: If it were a week day, most people would feel complacent with sleeping in and loafing around in sweatpants before returning to the rat race in 24 hours. On the weekend, it’s different; the timetables have turned and the obligations are high. Sledding is to be had. Snow forts are to be built. Booze to be salvaged. We only have a small window of time to revisit childhood, people, so chop, chop!…

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