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Bees in the Basement? How (not) to keep bees in college.

Bees in the Basement? How (not) to keep bees in college.

Bees in the Basement? How (not) to keep bees in college. I confess. I know I shouldn’t have done it, and yet I did it. People have been telling me not to. They said: “Do you think the bees will resist the conditions?” or “It’s too big of an investment” or “You don’t...
“Salt. Water. Butter. An essay on learning.”

“Salt. Water. Butter. An essay on learning.”

Back in high school, my dad used to cook for me a simple dish called “hrisca”. There was nothing to it, it only required a few steps. It was almost robotic. But he always did it perfectly. I could never get enough of it. There were weeks when I was asking...
My Beijing Journey

My Beijing Journey

Introduction:  Summer 2019 went by fast. Faster than the gaotie at full speed. That’s a little too fast. I’m hitting the brakes for a few moments to reflect on the journey that I had this Summer. Namely, traveling to China for the first time. This wasn’t a spontaneous...
Why Pleco Is the Best Thing Ever

Why Pleco Is the Best Thing Ever

I’m not exaggerating. Ok, maybe a little bit. But seriously, the Pleco dictionary app has made my time learning Chinese way easier. That’s because it is: Comprehensive It literally has any word that you can think of. Even the more obscure slang/swear words. It’s as if...
Chinese Classes

Chinese Classes

Here’s a snippet of my college Chinese class description: “This course is designed for truly interested and dedicated students only. You need patience, resilience, and discipline…”. Of all those traits, I only had one – being truly interested. Kind of… You...
Why Chinese

Why Chinese

I’ve said this to only one person up until now: “Not even in my senior year of high school would have crossed my mind that I’d be learning Chinese.” Fast-forward to today, I’m a freshman in college, heading into the second semester of...

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