I fell in love with breakdancing in middle school after watching a video from America’s Best Dance Crew. While I once thought dancing belonged to those with lithe bodies and ballerina legs, breakdancing has shown my what real dance is about: enjoying the music, channeling an inner personality, and passion for the dance. I plan […]Read more "Science of Breakdancing"
After writing in my gratitude journal every morning for several years, I realized that gratitude is one of the most important things to have – over success or money or power. It has been the tool I used to sympathize with others, to put myself in others’ shoes, and to be optimistic. I am naturally […]Read more "Happiness Project!"
Like any other average incoming college student, my cooking is definitely just a survival skill: the colorful array of spam and sunny side up eggs, and if I’m feeling a little fancier, maybe some instant ramen decorated with colorful garnishes are all I can whip up. I have always loved to eat; my parents used […]Read more "My Newfound Interest in Cooking"
In light of Michael Phelps’ final swim in the 2016 Olympics, I wonder why there was a three-way tie in the 100m Butterfly. After all, this is the Olympics, the most prestigious athletic international competition. There must be a way to differentiate between the world’s three butterfly swimmers, right? They can’t all just be the same! A […]Read more "Phelps Three-Way Tie?"
I have always wanted to do research at an world-renowned cancer research facility like City of Hope. This summer, I got that chance. I fully embraced my title as a data scientist for ten weeks, and I am glad that I will be continuing my project with my mentor into the school year! At City […]Read more "City of Hope: Summer of My Dreams"
My favorite thing to do lately has been watching the Olympics! Seeing the world’s best athletes unite and compete is one of the most amazing spectacles to witness, Brazil is a beautiful country, and there is so much patriotism. My favorite event to watch is gymnastics – I think it combines my interest in dance, particularly […]Read more "4″9′ Biles is a Force to Reckon With"
There’s something about a fresh piece of paper. I like the feeling of a fresh piece of paper. With perfectly straight blue line and red lines running down the two sides. Three neatly hold punched, circles I want to run my pencil around and around and trace them until I can perfect those circles myself. […]Read more "Pen and Paper"