Being sexy or sexualized?

To what point is being sexy no longer a sign of confidence? To what point are you just being sexy because the society tells you to?

To what point does flaunting your assets no longer serve a greater purpose of empowering women; But instead, it reinforces the need for a woman to use her body as a leverage and perpetuates the sexualization of women?”

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Why do you care about the Marshmallow Challenge?

June 25.

At some point in your life, you probably have played this game called “the Marshmallow Challenge” where you work in a small group, normally from 4-5 people. You are given 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. Your goal is to build the highest free-standing tower possible with the marshmallow on top.

It sounds easy. But as a two-time player, I won neither times and stressed the hell out of it. Continue reading “Why do you care about the Marshmallow Challenge?”

What Does Hunger Do to Your Brain?

Every Tuesday and Thursday when I got off my classes at 1pm last semester, I would always scuttle back to my room with my head kept low. I didn’t want attention and I didn’t want to make conversations. There was simply one reason behind my unusually introverted behavior: I was getting “hangry”.

It took me a while to I realize that I suffer from severe “hangry syndrome”. It was surprising to see myself losing patience, losing my sense of humor, losing interest in whatever whoever has to say when I am hungry. The change in my mood before and after a meal is VERY drastic.

So that makes me wonder what causes this feeling of “hangriness”? What is happening to my brain?

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My Freshman Year: Slap Me in My Face

It is the first week of summer. I am feeling like an overspeed express train stopping at a station: cooling down, blowing off the steam, and slowly loading up for another run. Now that I look back, I haven’t had such a peaceful and idle evening for a long time. It’s raining outside right now in Fort Lauderdale, and I am sitting in the swing chair in the living room, sipping on water. Continue reading “My Freshman Year: Slap Me in My Face”

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting: A Man’s Mind

On Jan.6 of 2017, just a few days after the new year celebration when every visitor in Florida is ready to depart the Sunshine state and the airports were just about at their busiest, a shooting happened in Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport in the luggage claim area, causing five deaths and eight seriously injured.

The tragic happened so close to me that the moment I heard it my hair stood up: every break I fly in and out of Fort Lauderdale Airport. I am more than familiar with my way around the luggage claim area. It was so hard to place such a nationally shocking and cold-blooded crime in a place so close to home. Continue reading “Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting: A Man’s Mind”