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Hitting a Milestone

Hitting a Milestone

I’ve been pretty open with my immediate networks, as well as with Instagram friends, that I have very unofficially been training for my first sprint triathlon.* A sprint triathlon is a 750-meter (0.47-mile) swim, a 20-kilometer (12-mile) bike ride, and a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run, consecutively. The running part hasn’t really worried me, since I run fairly regularly and have … Continue reading

Forever Summer

Forever Summer

Oh, summer vacation. When I am brown and beautiful, the way I should be. When I can get a full 8 hours of sleep on enough nights of the week that those when I can’t are less painful. When I can catch up on Glee (RIP Cory Monteith) and start Orange is the New Black. … Continue reading

For All the Wars Inside Me

For All the Wars Inside Me

For years now I have followed a young Pinay (=Filipina American) artist and activist named Ruby Veridiano, whom I believe I have mentioned a couple of times on this blog before. I believe that currently, Ruby has just returned from working with youth in the Philippines to promote literacy, but she is also a dope-ass … Continue reading

Hawaii Staycation To-Do List

While not too many people would consider Hawaii a staycation, I happen to be lucky enough to call this place home, and to have just gotten back two days ago to spend some time here for the holidays! After a busy, stressful first quarter of grad school I’m in DESPERATE need of a little r&r (or … Continue reading

Dedicate Love Songs to Yourself

A little self-love goes a long way… and no, I’m not talking about THAT kind of self-love, pervs (hello, my mom reads my blog–and she’s probably my biggest fan–HI MOM :))! What I am talking about is the ability to be your own cheerleader–your own biggest fan–even (and especially) when you feel like no one … Continue reading