Norcal Bliss

With just a week before going back down to LA to start school, I wanted to spend the last few days here in NorCal doing some of my favorite things: walking along the beach and hiking. Last weekend, my mom took a day off from her work to go hiking with me at the Henry…

Can I go home now…?

I had planned to go home to NorCal the day after my last final, and leave for Korea the morning after to spend my first two weeks of summer vacation there. I thought I could just take a few hours the night after my last final to pack my things in my dorm and take…

Winter Break back in NorCal

Happy belated holidays and a happy new year everyone! After finishing a successful first quarter here at UCLA, I was finally able to go up to NorCal to visit my family and friends. Although my parents visited me a couple of times, I never had the chance to go back home. I cannot describe to…

A Brief Road Trip to the North

This past weekend I traveled to San Francisco to attend my boyfriend’s cousin’s wedding.  Although it was a very hurried trip (we left on Friday and returned on Sunday), it still was a great experience.  This marked the first time I traveled to northern California by car since I moved to southern California.  Although I…

Last moments in Monterey

Wow, does time fly. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was complaining about how I still had a month before school starts, and I’m already moving in this Saturday! Realizing how little time I have left, I’m beginning to cherish every moment spent with my family and friends. I’m going to miss…

Fruit Trees

Continuing off my last blog, after making it to NorCal, I have been overwhelmed with the amount of fresh fruit. The Central Valley is certainly living up to its reputation. I don’t think I can even list all of the fruit that is growing in the backyard. Grapefruit, figs, white nectarines, yellow nectarines, peaches, a…

Eventful Drive

I had a rather eventful drive to NorCal. Just as I passed the junction between the 99 and the 5, the check oil level light flashed on in my car. With about fifty miles to Bakersfield, I got a little worried. Now, my dad had been bugging me since spring break to get my oil…

My Indian-Themed Weekend!

My weekend definitely had an Indian theme going on. Last weekend I went home for my cousin’s wedding (he married an Indian woman, so the wedding had Indian dresses, henna and ❤ samosas <3). When I got back to school on Sunday, I went to Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, which was located at…

Here’s to brother Bruin, brother Bruin, brother Bruin

I know I have mentioned this one too many times, but it seems to be a topic of discussion that I can’t help but to gush about. BRUIN PRIDE! I have spent three full years here at UCLA and am about to be finishing up my fourth and final year in just a couple quarters….

A Rainy Day at UCLA

During my hour break between classes on Tuesday, I decided to study outside on the lawn by Janss Steps. I enjoyed the sunshine while going over my neuroanatomical flashcards (and maybe napped a little too). As always, I appreciated how much I love going to school under the wonderful Southern California sunshine! However, on Wednesday,…