Seattle, WA/Boston, MA
Undergraduate at Northeastern University, aspiring surgeon
Passionate about photography, travel, beauty, and fitness
Admittedly, I didn't think that watching Crazy Rich Asians would mean as much to me as it did. I grew up in a suburb of Seattle in a pretty well-off neighborhood where I rarely encountered racism. Many of my friends were Chinese-American or Asian-American and proud of it, which meant I grew up ignorant of how difficult it was to be Chinese in some parts of America. I always thought that racism was a problem only regularly encountered by other minorities.
By now, everyone's heard some version of the statement that college has gotten 200 percent more expensive in the last 20-30 years. No one knows how true this is better than college students today. It's rare for me to talk to my friends and not have some kind of conversation about money. Whether we discuss our credit score or choose a restaurant based on price, money is always on our minds. Here are some ways to make it less stressful.
There are certain shows that stick with you long after you've finished the series finales. These are shows that you re-watch despite knowing the entire plot by heart. As an avid Netflix binger, I finish off shows faster than I finish my homework, but occasionally I need a break from going from new plot to new plot. That is when I queue up some of my old favorites so I can get lost in the familiar plot and beloved characters. Below are some of my favorites.
I love having pretty nails. They're an instant way to make me feel more glamorous and put together. But, I hate the process of waiting for nail polish to dry and every time I get acrylics, I take them off way too soon. You see, I love having long, beautiful nails, but I also love the functionality of my short stubby fingers. I can't type, clean, or cook well if I constantly have long nails, so I always end up removing them. This brings me to press-on nails.
I'm Chinese American and I grew up in Seattle, Washington, a city with a relatively large Asian American population. I lived in an affluent neighborhood and went to a good high school where most children were from upper middle class families. As such, I've lived a pretty sheltered life, so much so that I didn't realize there was inherent racism even in my liberal, privileged community. This racism wasn't the typical racism focused on by media. I never faced any outright malice. That's why it took me so long to realize that there is more to racism than vicious insults.
I love fake eyelashes. I think they pull together any makeup look and can make you more glamorous in an instant. Also, as a young adult I keep up with many social media platforms, so it was only a matter of time before I heard about magnetic lashes. These are meant as an alternative to the traditional strip lash for people who want fake eyelashes but can't deal with the glue.