保洁：sanitation. Or that one word that ruins a perfectly good conversation...– FB Post
i never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as...– franz kafka; from a diary entry dated 23 March 1914 (via moaka)
Listen above to Stork & Owl by TV on the...
I was planning to reflect on my mind-blowing adventures in 香港 (Hong Kong) today，but I’m completely distracted. Right now, I’m sitting at what seems to be a time warp: a cozy coffee shop [15号南池子大街] with the cutest trinkets, hella indie music (like, Sufjan Stevens indie), and a big glass window showcasing the harsh reality of the Beijing hutongs — jagged sidewalks, dirty brick,...
我的梦想之一就是使用中文研究核不扩散的问题，在将来的工作动用中文。 尽管我的中文不太好 （语法常常不对，我的口语有些中国人听不懂。很可怜!），我希望在这个旅游中我会提高我的中文水平。 现在，清华大学春天学期还没开始所以没有那么多机会跟其他中国人讨论（当然我每天说中文但是话题不实质性的。）因此，我决定从这个星期开始每个星期我会读四条关于核不扩散的中文新闻报道是为了更了解中文书面。我也会写小文章表示我对这些新闻报道的看法。无论小文章很无聊或有不对的语法，我会把它们放在我的博客上。 哈哈，我有一点儿尴尬，但看这个做法会帮我改善我的写作。 谢谢大家看我的小文章！ ＊＊＊ 在核不扩散的专业里很多分析家现在对朝鲜打算进行第三次核试验很攸关的问题。根据《纽约报纸》联合国会议制裁朝鲜去年发射的卫星以后，朝鲜的最高层领导人金正恩采取“高强度的重大措施,” 进行向美国的核武器试验....
When you travel, you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth....– The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho
Elements of Success, First Edition
Now that I’ve temporarily relinquished my post as an academic automaton, I’ve been pouring over articles about self-empowerment, risk-taking, and entrepreneurship. I love hearing about success stories; they appeal to my competitive nature and get the gears going. I love the inner butterflies inspiration bring. But my recent readings of success stories bring me to pause. One...
Cab Driver Yelled at me Today 'coz of my Poor 发音...
That is all.
Growing Resilient Lungs
空气污染状况严重，建议重污染地区市民避免体力消耗和户外活动。 As someone who grew up with chronic asthma, I am all too familiar with the pains of using multiple inhalers, being the last one to finish the physical ed. running test (which by the way resulted to MORE laps around the playground as punishment. No mercy from the LA Unified School District), and waking up in the middle of the night feeling like I’ve been underwater....
The Logic Behind This
For the last several years I’ve lived the good life of a poor young woman in academia. Despite the loans and the homework, I had a comfortable routine that rewarded me with so much knowledge about the world. I lived the beach life in Cali while doing what I love best (learning), and I’ve been blessed with opportunities I never thought I would receive as a 25-year old. From the many cities I’ve...