Category Is: Beginner’s Drag

In collaboration with the talented Deena (@deenalovesyou) and Matt (@so_fisch), I had the craziest opportunity to go FULL DRAG for the 2019 World Pride Parade with Chinese Rainbow Network. From crazy hair and stunning makeup to putting together my entire skin tight outfit, the entire process was beyond extensive and expensive. However, the outcome was definitely rewarding in transforming into my alter ego! Read on to hear my thoughts on this experience, the good and the bad, and how I successfully strutted over one mile in heels! … More Category Is: Beginner’s Drag

Discrimination from Within

Google wasn’t helpful. The definition of racism was stated as “discrimination directed against someone of a difference race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.” However, what I wanted to look for was “discrimination directed against someone of the same race based on the belief that another race is superior.” To put it into general terms, discrimination from one’s own community was what I was looking for, and what I had experienced in the most surprising place of all. … More Discrimination from Within

Hawaii: Finally Home

Having visited my hometown this past holiday break after 3 years of being away, I felt as if I had never left. Seeing my family and catching up with my friends, every moment of being home made me appreciate this place even more. Being home made me realize just how much I took this place for granted when growing up. When many people always wanted to visit Hawaii, I couldn’t wait to get out. It was from these last 4 weeks of being back home did I come to better understand why everyone I met would ask me “why would you ever leave Hawaii?” … More Hawaii: Finally Home

3 Years of Independence

At the current age of 21, I last saw my family three years ago. Three years of Christmas, New Years, and many university holidays spent without my parents and little brother. This sounds absolutely mind blowing when I first tell this to many students my age, as they can’t imagine not having to see their family at least once a month. Distance served as a huge factor that kept me apart, being that it’s not the easiest to travel back and forth from Philadelphia to Hawaii without going out of budget for the 7898 km (4908 miles) one way. However, I could not have been happier to just be on my own. … More 3 Years of Independence

New York, Philly, DC: Three Cities, Three Weekends

If there’s one thing (among the many) that I absolutely miss about the United States, its the beautiful Fall weather. Sadly, Fall came and left too early this year, followed by an early winter wind and dryness. As I slowly start layering on more clothes, I found myself missing Singapore’s sunny yet humid weather. … More New York, Philly, DC: Three Cities, Three Weekends