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    Podcast alert! I’m now a podcaster!

    Hi everyone! :)  Sorry for the irregular blog update schedule; this is sort of my new normal now... Anyway, I have embarked on a new project with my good friend,

    #AsianAugust and What It Means for Representation | Asian American Identities

    Before I jump into the blog post:  For my 21st birthday this month on October 21, please consider donating to my favorite nonprofit, Reach for Excellence. I have created a

    An Academic Critique of My 11th Grade Paper | Asian American Identities

    I am back! I did not forget about this blog or my readers. In fact, this post will mark the beginning of a 3-part blog series titled Asian American Identities.

    Growing Up as An Asian American Immigrant – Q&A

    Originally published on May 15, 2018 Let's get up close and personal this week :) This is gonna be a long post, so grab something to eat and drink before

    Maturing Emotionally: I’m Crying to Heal

    Sorry for the late upload - my sleep schedule was thrown off this week after landing back in MSP at midnight on Monday! This week, I write an update on

    A Love Letter to Google Calendar

    In case you're not aware of my obsession, I'm in love with Google Calendar. So I'm going to write an ENTIRE blog post about my love. Love at first sight

    Finding Myself through Podcasts – Q&A

    The month of June is nearly over and a third of my summer break is gone already. Where has the time gone? Each summer break since leaving for college, I

    13 Hours in Manhattan

    Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to be in New York City to attend a conference for the Bonner Foundation. I, along with two other Mac students, traveled to

    5 Online Recipes that I Tried and LOVED!

    Now that it's summer, I have more free time on my hands. For me, this means that I have the time to prepare healthier meals for myself and refrain from eating

    10 Fun and Cheap Things to Do in the Twin Cities

    My mom has never properly visited Minnesota since dropping me off at college 3 years ago at Orientation. So with my mom in town for a week, I've decided to

    Exploring London – Spring Break 2018 (Part 2)

    After spending four days in Edinburgh, Jennifer and I flew together to London to explore the city for another three short days before the end of my Spring Break. Three days

    Gilman Blog #15 | 10 Things I Learned as a Gilman Scholar

    The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical

    Visiting Edinburgh – Spring Break 2018

    Adrienne and I trying to look candid while walking out of an alleyway. This post has been longgggggg overdue. Junior year of college was pretty overwhelming. Now that

    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

    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

    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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

    Guest Post: Two Countries in Two Weeks | Winter Break 2017

    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…

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