Back in time for Senior Year

Well, its’s that time of year again….students have already started moving in, band camp has started, RAs are here, and the apartments are surrounded by furniture being moved in and out. I love Fall- as a season and as a quarter.  I love that the weather starts too cool off (theoretically) and all of my…

Tour D’Elegance

Every third week of August, these is a car show in the area I live in NorCal. This annual event is called Pebble Beach Tour D’Elegance, and although I’ve lived here for the last 9 years of my life, this year was the first time I decided to actually check it out. My cousin came…

Best Seafood

One of the places I visited in South Korea this summer is a little Southern county named Taean(“Tae-Ahn”), located in Choongchung province. Famous for its unpolluted air, beautiful beaches, and national parks, Taean is a popular tourist attraction in Korea. I luckily had an opportunity to go there to visit one of my aunts this…

Summertime Travels

I love summer because there is a lot of freedom to do something exciting!  This summer I have friend on every continent (except Antarctica)!  I have tons of friends studying in France and Italy, a friend studying in Austria, a group of friends on a trip to East Asia, a friend going to Indonesia, a…

From LA to Indio

This past weekend me and a few friends from UCLA left Los Angeles and road tripped two hours inland to Indio, California for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Coachella is a three-day long festival with six stages of really talented live artists or DJ’s playing music at all times, a bunch of unique art…

Easter in the Bay!

Spring break has officially ended and classes have resumed.  This is always such a bittersweet time.  I’m sad that break is over, but spring quarter really is the best quarter.  The sun is shining, fun events like Spring Sing occur, and I have no Friday classes! It was nice that Spring Break coincided with Easter…

Success in Travel

I have arrived at the mature and knowledgeable traveler stage in my life. I can’t say I hope it lasts for a while, because once I return to the United States I believe the extent of my traveling will be to and from the next town. Still, all of my international voyaging has been doing me good….

Potluck Culture

If this semester had a theme, it would most certainly be potluck. I’ve attended more potlucks in the last several weeks than in all college. I’ve toiled in the kitchen making dishes of massive proportions to feed my many different friends who for one reason or another decided independently that hosting a potluck would be…

International (and extremely long) winter break

Normally, winter break at UCLA is a very comfortable three weeks long. Last year, we got a fourth week on account of the new year falling on a Sunday, and the extra time nearly killed me because of the additional gluttony and TV watching. The French school system is set up to give you just…

Fête des Lumières

It’s wintertime here in Lyon! That means snow, lots of soup in my homestay, and the Fête des Lumières. The Fête des Lumières is a giant festival that happens in the beginning of December every year in Lyon. It draws millions of people from around France and around the world. It last for four days and features ~dazzling~…