Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts...– Just wanted to wish my mom a very happy mother’s day! I had a wonderful talk with my her last night - i think we’re both tremendously excited about seeing one another :D So exactly 30 more days left till I’m home…!
Happy May 1st!
I can’t believe these past few days have been some of the best days in Beijing since I’ve been here! Reason 1: The weather has just been absolutely delightful - 80 degrees every day (around 27 in Celsius). Reason 2: Great company with old friends and new friends. Reason 3: No classes! Had Monday-Wednesday off. My first adventure was going to Houhai for the first time with my friend...
what happens in life is not a coincidence.– Exactly 6 weeks from now I’m going to be on a plane back home to San Francisco. I can’t believe it. I feel like it was just yesterday when I was saying I still had 6 more months left here in Beijing. Today I was really thinking about doing a trip to Mongolia with a few friends but I...
Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province 张家界
“a picture is a worth a thousand words” - i would like to tell the whole story from my trip to Zhangjiajie in Hunan (where they filmed the movie Avatar 3D in 2009), but I think these pictures can only do my trip justice. Enjoy (:
first study, then travel (:
Update: I decided to go to Hunan Province with my friend, Valentina (and we’ll meet some other friends there) at the end of this week for a short trip to Zhangjiajie. Just a little cool fact, it’s where they filmed the movie Avatar! Soooo excited to see the beautiful scenery :D I had a lovely Skype session with my two brothers, Vrindaban and Chaitanya the other day - it was nice to...
wake me up in san francisco. with a flower in my hair– Just working on a presentation for my class tomorrow about California, of course i cant help but focus 75% of it on San Francisco ;D
my adventures in HK, SG & KL
Hong Kong Trip 1/24-1/29 Something about the idea of flying gets me so excited, is it the thought of leaving a familiar place to venture out into a new and uncertain area? Or is it that split moment when the airplane takes off from the runway and you feel your whole seat trembling? For me, its everything. That morning I woke up thinking “Wow. This is it!” My good friend, Clara had slept over the...
be more humble than a blade of grass and more tolerant than a tree
last day of winter break!
So, I have a few confessions to make. I have been neglecting my tumblr because I keep having this idea to just sit down and write everything that happened this winter break but I haven’t had the “time” yet. But now, my classes start tomorrow! Nonetheless, I have decided to add in all my adventures from Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia as soon as possible, so bear with me (: ...
freedom isn’t the meaning of life, but freedom is an important value of...– my brother, Abhaya i love his spontaneous calls, makes me want to go to india even more! i hope my dad is doing well there <3
its interesting to see people who work so hard for something and yet they arent...– good chat with my girl, moriah <3 miss and love you - its always a pleasure talking with someone who’s genuine and wise!
be adventurous.– today we had a farewell lunch for Taiki and Chihiro, because they both are going back to Japan tomorrow. unfortunately, Taiki won’t be coming back to Beijing next semester *sniff. he was the first friend I made here, even though he’s a pretty shy guy he’s got quite a funny...
hey is that fog? nope..just more smog →
Im really craving for some healthy, clean, fresh air in a warmer climate…right about now :P Also hoping beijing’s pollution doesn’t get worse than it already has. Update: Bert went back to the Philippines yesterday afternoon, wishing him well!
intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.– martin luther king, jr.
dreams can be so interesting. i had a dream that i was pregnant and i was freaking out thinking about how my life was going to change so abruptly. and how i wasn’t ready. the dream felt so real, i remember i was in a Victorian house looking outside one of the tall glass windows, just looking at the tree branches outside slowly swaying back and forth. it calmed me down. then the doorbell...
what more can i say than… happy new years 2013!– this past year has brought me so many things to be grateful for, i wonder what the next will bring? (: thanks to everyone who made this year so incredibly special & memorable <3 most of all - to my spiritual master, thank you for giving me the strength i never knew i had. om...
sometimes we are forced into directions we ought to have found ourselves. what...
merry christmas 2013 !
update: today was an ultimate christmas day at school all thanks to the three amigos (Clara, Bert and myself) having planned an exquisite Christmas Party at our 8am Kouyu Class. With the accompany of snacks, drinks, and cake it started the morning off well (: even though people were a bit tired at first, once the crazy colored hair spray and face painting activities began - people slowly got into...
the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Davis Skeeter - “End of the World” ...
like mother like daughter– i felt so bad when i saw this the other day, i couldnt believe i had missed a skype date with the sweetest person i know! my mumziiieee ! but i made up for it today! so glad i got to talk to her, i love you mata!! [7:13:06 AM PDT] Julia Mark: radhi???!!!!! [7:22:13 AM PDT] Julia Mark: it is...
today someone asked me what would be a place i can imagine myself visiting after China… its funny, after thinking about all the countries and places i have and haven’t already been to, theres still one place on my mind that ive been wanting to go to for years. i had the chance to go to Australia and India, which gave me a tremendous insight about where my roots are from. but i still...
happy birthday to my loving mother (:– im so happy she was able to get my package i sent her just yesterday, talk about perfect timing :D love you mata, i think about you all the time! when i said it in first grade i meant it, and saying it now i mean it twice as much - thanks for being the best mom ever (: i hope you have a wonderful...
december already?– update: I’m realizing that getting three hours of sleep or less does not do me any good the following day. also, today was the last class for some of the Norwegian and American classmates, two being Gaute and Yuanfang. Really unfortunate that they didn’t make our farewell lunch party we...
oh the things i would do for a hot cup of chai tea right now… (:
a touch so soft
never once did i hear you whisper a sound cold or malicious no, because you are benevolent and warm. you are brighter than every candle light ever lit. and in every light i turn to, i find a calm reassurance knowing it somehow reminds me of you. you brush away any upsetting thoughts that may come to surface, making thick morning fog turn into nothing but mist. by night, you lay right...
end of the weeeeek madness– its almost 3 in the morning, and i have so many things running through my head. first off, today was quite a boring day at first because our class was supposed to do our rehearsal for this celebration at school, but then we ended up waiting 3 hours before we even got on the stage to practice. later,...
Red Hot Chili Peppers - “Dani...