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

A Trip Through Memory Lane

Looking back at my childhood days, I realized that I was very much into computer games, which became quite addictive. From hiding under my bed sheets at night to bluntly lying to my parents that I was using the computer for “study purposes.” In the end, I would still get caught playing games (haha). Among all the games I played, there was one memorable one that I decided to revisit again: Neopets. … More A Trip Through Memory Lane

$200 On My Head

Waking up every morning, the first thing I check when I look into the mirror is how my hair looks. For many like myself, waking up to nice hair just gives that extra boost in confidence to your morning. Whereas, waking up to bad bed hair can be an absolute pain. Some of you have asked what I do to keep my hair looking the way it is, so here is my $200 solution! 😀 … More $200 On My Head