Seas the Day

I think one of my favorite things about college is how accountable you are. The only one making you go to your lectures is you. You have complete and total control over your education – no parents to force you to go, no school officials requiring you to sign and provide a valid excuse for…

A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray

I’m screaming over the end of this trilogy, I literally just finished it. This is mostly a review of A Million Worlds with You but I also wanted to give you guys a short review of the Firebird trilogy as a whole. [Note: TL;DRs are spoiler free, in-dept review of AMWT has vaguish spoilers/mentions] Series Rating:…

Steadfast

Happy 128th founders day to all my Delta Delta Delta loves!!! I can’t believe that my initiation into TriDelt is next week! This quarter is passing by so incredibly quickly and already I’ve been given so many fond memories of my sorority. I wrote before one why I decided to go Greek but this is…

Pause, Reset, Rewind

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved aquariums. Having one that is a part of my university always reminds me just how good a fit UCSD is for me. The Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography a tiny two-winged building tucked up on the coastal cliffs overlooking La Jolla shores. But…

Unapologetic

Recently a post I made after not seeing my close friend from college for 2 weeks despite going to the same school was described as ‘unnecessary,’ ‘a little much,’ ‘kind of a slap in the face,’ and ‘somewhat hurt their feelings,’ by their somewhat recent significant other, whom I’ve never met before. Now, of course this…

Happy Halloween from Spøoky Jim and TyJø

Guess who dressed up as twenty one pilots for Halloween? Aaaaand no one is surprised at all. Y’all know I had all my Tyler Joseph stuff on hand for the concert I saw back in July so of course when I realized in typical me fashion two days before Halloween that I had no costume…

Rain Room

Random International. Water.  Rain Room installations are beautifully immersive contemporary art pieces. The rain room features an environment of continuously falling water that allows its viewer to walk through the rain without getting wet by pausing wherever a human body is detected. The space of ‘rain’ is illuminated by a light from a single corner allowing…

So Long to a Sophomore Slump

So sophomore year has gone beyond a kickoff as I find myself already at the halfway point (Week 5?! What happened?!). I figured now would be a good, clean starting point for this year in terms of giving all of you a life update and some insight as to why for the past 5 weeks…

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Rating: 4.5/5 stars Genre: science fiction, young adult The TL,DR: I loved this book way more than I expected I would and it was a fun, fast-paced, refreshing read ft. a race against time in space, a zombie outbreak, a whirlwind romance, and a cool AI. 😉 “He presses the triggers. And like roses in…

Glass, Blood, Gold

The best Christmas gift I have ever received was also the worst one. But only because I ruined it. After Black Friday shopping with my mom who had been looking at the jewelry case in Macy’s for a good 2 hours and walked away with 2 new rings, after telling me that we were spending…

Upcycling

As promised previously, I thought it would be fun to write a short post on various articles of clothing that I’ve added an extra personal touch to. I learned how to do very basic embroidery (though I’m not very good) so I could add little things to my jackets and flannels and have also painted…

Summertide, Summertime

I might just be a hopeless romantic at heart but a little bit of spontaneity goes a long way in giving my memories a nostalgic wash. I find something beautiful in the idea of snapshots of my life, of true candidness, and that often the things I cherish the most are the things that I…