A Trip Down Memory Lane – Studio Ghibli & Miyazaki Hayao

The studio Ghibli is known for its dynamic films that portray three dimensional characters that all overcome an essential problem in their life. The films themselves are timeless portrayals of courageousness, loss, and love. Miyazaki’s films are at once, fascinating and dynamic. The Ghibli exhibit is located in Inokashira Park in Mitaka, which is a […]

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Travel: Things to Do in NOLA

I work at a nonprofit after-school program for disadvantaged youth and Johnny is a grad student, which means we both have to deal with overwhelming stress sometimes. To get over this stressful semester, we decided to travel for Christmas. At first, we hadn’t planned on visiting New Orleans. We considered New York City, Alaska, Yellow […]

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Travel: Angkor Wat

What images float through your mind when you think about Cambodia? Do you see images where nature meets technology, and the ancient meets the modern? If so, then you’re already on your way to understanding a tiny piece of Cambodian culture. If you’re going to travel to Cambodia, then there are lots of places to […]

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Travel: The Dwell Hotel

Overview  Chattanooga, Tennessee is known for many things. From the beautiful Tennessee river that runs through the city, to the beautiful Appalachian mountains that frame it, it is truly a tourist’s playground. Chattanooga is also well known for being the site of many battles during the Civil War. As a result, Chattanooga has a wealth […]

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Travel: Chateau Elan

Chateau Elan Winery and Resort is a luxury, 18th century french style chateau. It is located in Braselton, GA. It’s about an hour north of Atlanta. The Chateau sits on several hundred acres of land. Upon entering the road to Chateau, you’re met with a grand building, and a magnificent sculpture of a woman, with […]

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Travel: 7 Best Burger Joints in Beijing

by 罗子禾 I’m a food lover. The thing I enjoy the most is inventing new, on-the-edge, experimental recipes. But at the end of the day, there is barely anything more satisfying and emotionally fulfilling than a good burger. If you too, are a burger lover, let me make sure you don’t find yourself deprived of […]

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Being Black in China

So what these four instances taught me is this: they mean well, but don’t really understand what is ‘racially insensitive’ and what’s not. Because of that, they’re bound to make mistakes when they’re unaware, and bound to think they made mistakes, when they didn’t.

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