California dreaming: Stanford University

Stanford had me at hello! The dramatic entryway was by far the grandest of all the college campuses I’ve seen. The rows of palm trees on both sides of the street were so… Continue reading

Big thumbs up: why I “Like” the Facebook campus!

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to work for Facebook. I have always admired Mark Zuckerberg and applauded his desire to make the world a better place. I even admire his… Continue reading

Hiking the Cliff Walk (Newport, Rhode Island)  

I hopped on the RIPTA bus #60 from Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence to go to Newport, a seaside city in Rhode Island. It’s about an hour on a public bus to get… Continue reading

A Day in Providence

Rhode Island, the Ocean State, may be the smallest state in the United States but its vivacuous, beautiful, and historically rich character make up for its size. Its capital, Providence, is a city… Continue reading

Brown University: an Ivy League dream

March 31 was Ivy Day which means all the Ivy League institutions (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Colombia, Cornell, UPenn, and Brown) sent out their decisions to thousands of students and only a handful… Continue reading

See You Soon, Nepal!

“What are you going to do in Kathmandu? Are you going on a safari?” “No, I’m actually going on a trek in the Everest region!” “WOW! How luxurious!” “No actually, it’s not… I… Continue reading

Hanging Loose at Disney Aulani Resort, Ko Olina, Hawaii 

Opposites attract. That old adage can’t be farther from the truth when describing me and my husband. Early on in our relationship, I have noticed we were interested in different things. His idea… Continue reading

Travel the world with my Starbucks mugs

I used to collect Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts mainly because they had the names of the cities they were from on the front of every shirt. It was my way of letting people know… Continue reading

Simple moments

Since my son’s bone marrow transplant, we’ve been hiding in solitude–keeping away from germs, afraid of waking up the monster beast called cancer and its violent return. I do miss my social life.… Continue reading

My life in seasons 

   Autumn is my favorite season. I love watching the leaves change from green to orange, red, yellow, and brown. The weather is also  gorgeous during this time of the year. It’s not… Continue reading