The REAL Reason I Went On Exchange…

About time I share this! There are so many exchange students each year that being an exchange student really is not so special anymore. But each exchange student has his or her reason for leaving their home for a year and venturing out. Maybe it was to learn a new language; to learn to become... Continue Reading →

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Eugenio Recuenco 365: Photography Beyond Reality

"This is an invitation to abandon our convictions, and enter a world with our own rules."- Eugenio Recuenco When my friend sent me screenshots of this exhibition's information, there was not a moment of doubt before I answered, "let's go." Huashan 1914 Creative Park has hosted numerous extremely popular exhibitions and events, such as Hello... Continue Reading →

On Positivity

Confession of truth: despite how talkative and social I can be, sometimes I can also get really insecure. These are times when I start to belittle my own self value and lose a lot of the usual confidence I exhibit on the surface. I think this happens to a lot of people. We all tend... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 – #JeNeSuisPasUnVirus

Amidst alleged racism riding the waves of fear towards the coronavirus that originated from Wuhan in China, French-Asians began fighting back with the hashtag #JeNeSuisPasUnVirus (I Am Not A Virus). It started when a French newsletter source, Courrier Picard, published an issue with the headline "Coronavirus Chinois: Alerte Jaune" printed in bold, capital letters, paired... Continue Reading →

It’s Been A While…

Hey guys! Welcome back. Or should I say, I'm back. I'd like to give an update on what's been going on in my life over the past two years. My absence from posting on my personal blog may have explained some things - I was too caught up with things, busy integrating myself into yet... Continue Reading →

France Through My Eyes: Football Frenzy

Like most European countries, France is a land of football craziness. Supporters stan their favorite football players, football clubs, and the national team. And for any sports fan it is of course one of their goals to watch a game in the stadiums. I was able to experience the football heat last night at the... Continue Reading →

Si peu de temps

Tellement de monde à rencontrer, tellement d’histoires à raconter, tellement d’amitiés à faire, mais si peu de temps.  C’est le fait qu’on doit accepter tout en étant des étudiants d’échanges, le fait qu’il y a tellement de gens qui viennent et partent mais qui resteront toujours dans nos mémoires. Il semble toujours qu’il n’y a... Continue Reading →

A French Marriage

It has been a week since I attended a traditional French wedding, but somehow it felt like ages ago. Everything went by in a flash. I still remember anticipating this huge event since my exchange year began, when Papa first sent me an email telling me that my eldest host sister was engaged and set... Continue Reading →

8 Months in France

I hopped off the plane at the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on August 25th, 2017. Time flies, and it has been eight months that I’ve lived in this country that I now call home. These days I’ve been receiving lots of compliments from my fellow classmates and a few teachers on my progress in... Continue Reading →

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