Growing Up as An Asian American Immigrant – Q&A

Growing Up as An Asian American Immigrant – …

(NOTE: Starting next week, I will be publishing new blog posts every Wednesday. Mark your calendars!) Let’s get up close and personal this week 🙂 This is gonna be a long post, so grab something…

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Visiting Edinburgh – Spring Break 2018
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Visiting Edinburgh – Spring Break 2018

This post has been longgggggg overdue. Junior year of college was pretty overwhelming. Now that it’s over, I hope I can write more insightful blog posts. But I digress… I never thought I would leave the country…

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Gilman Blog #14 | Studying Abroad and Career Paths

Gilman Blog #14 | Studying Abroad and Career Paths

Heading into my semester abroad at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, I never expected it to be the cliche over-the-top, life-changing experience. As an International Studies major at Macalester, I was required to study abroad,…

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Discovering Rachel has a new look!

Discovering Rachel has a new look!

Hi there! Welcome to my new website! Take a look around and feel free to click on anything and everything 🙂 I decided to revamp my blog after much internal debate and discussion with Jennifer.…

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Gilman Blog #13 | Readjusting back to the US
Saint Paul, MN

Gilman Blog #13 | Readjusting back to the US

Now that classes and homework have become part of my daily routine again, I thought it is about time to do an update on my post-study abroad life. For me, this past week has been…

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Diaries of a College Student’s Diet

Diaries of a College Student’s Diet

This semester marks the first time that I am off of the Macalester meal plans since becoming a college student. No more unused meal swipes (yay)! No more over-seasoned potatoes (yay)! No more undercooked rice…

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Guest Post: Two Countries in Two Weeks | Winter Break 2017
Edinburgh, UK

Guest Post: Two Countries in Two Weeks | …

As someone who has only experienced Asian culture through Chinese takeaway and the friendships I shared with the few Filipino and Chinese friends I had growing up, it wasn’t until I attend Macalester that I…

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Anecdotes from Korea and Hong Kong | Winter Break 2017
Hong Kong and South Korea

Anecdotes from Korea and Hong Kong | Winter …

With Jennifer’s arrival in Seoul marking the beginning of Winter Break, I was excited to reunite and go on different adventures together. One thing I heavily regretted in early November was that I haven’t attended…

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Gilman Blog #12 | It Has Been a Fun 4 Months
Seoul, South Korea

Gilman Blog #12 | It Has Been a Fun 4 …

Although it seems like such a cliche to say, it honestly does feel like I wrote my mid-semester reflection just last week. Now, I am finishing this post nearly three weeks after leaving Korea in…

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Gilman Blog #11 | Semester End Bucket List Follow Up

Gilman Blog #11 | Semester End Bucket List Follow …

Near the beginning of my semester abroad, I made a bucket list for myself to accomplish over the 4 months that I was living in Korea. Now that my semester has ended and I have officially…

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