I don’t know about you, but according to my humble observation, the weekend of Valentine’s Day definitely got 50 shades darker. I am not referring to the hoards of vulture-like singles waiting for Feb. 15’s chocolate sales, nor am I referring to the actual film release. I am referring to the fact that everyone seems to use the personal choice of watching the film as a token of … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Stop Talking About Fifty Shades of Grey
“I’m just not attracted to Asian men,” she says. “But to each their own, right?” I freeze. This is hardly like preference towards ice cream flavors, I think. This is personal. However, upon second thought, even when it comes to ice cream flavors American polls consistently show preference towards vanilla. In her attempt to make me feel better, she adds, “But I think Asian … [Read more...] about Dating or Discriminating?
Keanu (left) with his family at his dad's retirement ceremony on the military base in Ansbach, Germany. As a campus, we are well acquainted with international students, but few of us are aware of another breed. This type of peculiar persons includes President Obama, Kobe Bryant, King Jong Un and Cady Heron from Mean Girls. These people may often think in Celsius and the … [Read more...] about Cultural Chameleons: Third Culture Kids
If you were anything like me, your mandatory Freshman Seminar course started off with an incredible dose of awkward. As the nicest professor in the world kicked off the semester by asking the class why they signed up for the particular course, your classmates took turns finding creative ways of saying, “I didn’t get into the one about Harry Potter” or “this seemed like an easy … [Read more...] about Why Personality Tests are Horrible
“Ten, nine, eight, oh look at that. It’s midnight. Happy New Year,” my friend scoffed. I curled my toes so that I can feel them. It was bitterly cold and I had been trying to find a taxi home since 10:30 p.m. More than 300,000 eager partiers had already congregated by the Shanghai waterfront for a light show, which turned out to be cancelled. By 8:30 p.m., I was determined to … [Read more...] about Stampedes: From the Shanghai Skyline to Target