Hiking in Northern California: Castle Rock

California never ceases to amaze me. It’s  ranked as the #1 state in terms of beauty and for the lovers of the outdoors, it is a mecca for hiking. I wish I never… Continue reading

Letting Go at Stanford 

It was a euphoric moment when I heard about my son’s acceptance to Stanford University. I pictured him attending college in one of the best universities in the world. His acceptance proved that all… Continue reading

Life, interrupted

I’ve been crying lately, losing sleep over my dream trip to Nepal. For eight months I held on to this dream which kept me feel alive and inspired. Unfortunately due to uncontrollable circumstances,… Continue reading

See you soon, Nepal! Part II

It was ten months ago when I booked my flight to Kathmandu. And I have five months left before my anticipated departure! I was asked what I’ve done lately to prepare myself for… Continue reading

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