Saturday, September 23, 2017

How Much is Too Much on Social Media?


From lunches to vacations, everyone seems perpetually compelled to share every mundane detail of their lives on social media. I used to be one of those who clog up my friends' timeline gushing about my life. Until I realized how I managed to craft an online persona, which is very deceiving to others. We use social media to put an ideal version of ourselves while minimizing the negatives. I wouldn't post my weekend nights alone watching Netflix or whenever I'm feeling emotional. There's a place for that, it's called Twitter. (No, really. Hahaha!) Well, I did once out of anger but later regretted it. People only get to see my highlight reels, what goes down behind is a whole different story. I don't want to get chewed up by others for pointing out my privileges because who am I to call out people's behavior online? But here's where the problem lies within, where do we draw the line between sharing and oversharing?

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Travel: Hong Kong


From a bustling financial hub by day to a gallery of neon-lit streets by night, Hong Kong holds a unique charm that enticed me from day one. Excluding the part when we got lost on the way to the hotel. We took the wrong bus and felt like lost souls walking around aimlessly. Not one local knew how to speak English. What is travel without challenge? Some of the greatest stories come from getting lost in a new place. Hong Kong may be a confusing maze but it will pull you back into its rich, intangible culture.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Transitioning to a Vegan Lifestyle


This week marked my first month of being vegan. I didn't do it for the challenge, not even against a backdrop of hype, but rather a decision to live healthier. While everyone's body is different, I've seen progress in so many surprising ways. I am not here to discuss the specifics or the nitty-gritty of basic nutrition. My only intention is to share my personal journey on why I'm staying committed to a vegan lifestyle.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Recipe: Tofu Scramble


Ever since I turned vegan, I always look for something quick to prepare for breakfast. Scrambled eggs were my ultimate go-to meal growing up. They're the king of the breakfast table! In my case, I used to have it for lunch or even dinner. But, I need to overcome that phase and start "veganizing" my options. I thought eggs and cheese would be the hardest for me to give up. Then I got over it in a snap and didn't look back. Being vegan, the possibilities are endless! Anything you crave, there is always a substitute including scrambled eggs.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

4 Tricks to Overcome Creative Block


Creative block or writer's block, we've all been in that crippling moment. It's not always a smooth ride for every creative professionals. Sometimes you find yourself sinking into that rut filled with self-doubt and frustration. It can be tricky to stay inspired all the time. When deadline is looming and your creative juices have dried up, what can you do?

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Your First Steps in Wedding Planning


I am one of those women who secretly keep a Wedding Pinterest Board long before I even dated my fiancĂ©. There I said it — shameful and out loud. Did my vicious pinning cycle help a lot with the actual wedding planning? DEFINITELY YES! Having a mood board is a great idea to create a visual concept of what you want to achieve. Suppliers will ask for your wedding "pegs" and all you needed to do is open the Pinterest app.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

How to Handle Mansplaining at Work

mansplaining (v.) refers to a situation where a man explains something to a woman in a condescending and inaccurate manner with the assumption that she doesn't understand

manterrupting (v.) is the unnecessary interruption of a woman by a man often takes place in a work environment


Unfortunately, women are far more likely to be interrupted by men while speaking over something she already knows. I was introduced to this term when I watched Miranda's scene in Sex and the City being manterrupted during a business meeting. I thought to myself that I wouldn't let anyone mansplain me over my area of expertise... until it happened to me at work. It felt uncomfortable, insulting and immediately sent me into a fit of rage when I played the incident in my head over again. I was caught off guard by the behavior so I ignored and idly accepted it. But he continued on playing this sexist trick on me during meetings. From then on, I decided not to be nice when being shoved into silence by a patriarchal authority.

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