• unexpected wanderlust : a day in NYC

    It was Family & Friends weekend at the school I’m currently studying at, so my mom flew out to visit! During her visit, we took full advantage of our rental car and decided to take some day trips. One day was spent in New York City. Studying in a small town only makes me appreciate cities more- there was so much to see and do, and even when we didn’t want to do anything, just walking around was so stimulating. Love the city. Seeing Mumzies was so wonderful- that woman is the craziest traveler (#relatable) and so joyfully serendipitous. So much love for the most important woman in my life.      …

  • unexpected stops and styles: boston

    Travel, if anything, has taught me that there are multiple parts of me with totally different styles. Seriously- I can dress like a dirty hippie one day, grunge the next, and like a total prep the day after. Boston is a city that totally gets that! There are plenty of little burrows of Boston that have their own individual styles and personalities, and even better? You can access the majority of them via MBTA. Here are my favorite neighborhoods within the Boston area. If you’re feeling grunge/alternative… Head over to Central Square! This little area has plenty of restaurants, thrift shops, and street art. Don’t Miss: Graffiti Alley: a small, ever-changing,…

  • unexpected nights in boston

    What a day. A quick 6 hour Thursday night trip into Boston quickly turned to 26 hour trip, but absolutely no complaints. When being spontaneous, only wonderful things come from it! Thursday night was the first of the RED SOX V YANKEES games, and earlier that week, my three friends, Sarah, Emma, and Faryal, and I decided to buy tickets! No better a way to ring in our year in Massachusetts, right? We decided to hire a zipcar to drive down to Fenway, but Thursday rolled around, and we still hadn’t received the zipcard, so we rented a car. We made sure to look at the terms to ensure that we could…

  • unexpected repatriation

    Repatriating to the US has definitely highlighted my love for the world. I landed in Boston on the evening of the 29th and immediately went to my old fencing club to say hi to my old coach. As soon as I got to hug him, I was teary- going back to the familiar made me remember how much I had loved my life in Boston. Sometimes an absence from the things you love only makes you love them more. That definitely includes food. I’ve been eating loads of whatever I couldn’t get in Singapore- Cheez-its are the main culprit. The freshman 15 may soon turn into the freshman 50, so time…