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what I’m into [august/sept edition]

what I’m into [august/sept edition]

I realized it’s been a bit more than two months since I posted one of these – and when people started to ask me what I’ve been reading these days, it was a sign for me to share what is now long overdue. Here is […]

in a dark Megabus terminal…

in a dark Megabus terminal…

Saying goodbye to my parents never got easier. We always made it into an event – driving into Toronto always meant a scrumptious Korean lunch out, a brief perusal of the fruit stands in Chinatown for any mangos on sale. “You have the granola right?” […]

salad toppings

salad toppings

Hello from my dark hostel room located somewhere in the Iceland countryside! My sister and I arrived this morning and after a full day of on/off sleeping in the car, floating in a hot spring on pool noodles, and splayed out on soft Icelandic grass, […]

the garden city: cultivation, work and goodness

the garden city: cultivation, work and goodness

For many, summer means long, lazy days. We stretch our sunscreen-lathered bodies out on pool deck chairs, soaking up as much sun-baked warmth as we can. The days stretch similarly, expanding to accommodate as much goodness as we try to squeeze it with. For me, […]

what I’m into [june 2018]

what I’m into [june 2018]

First off, Happy Canada Day! The day we became a country (albeit still a British colony but with a greater degree of autonomy) 😛 It is blistering hot due to the heatwave that Montreal got hit with over the week-end (feels like 42 degrees C). […]

bridging interfaces

bridging interfaces

We need to do a better job of intentionally putting ourselves at interfaces. A simple example from this past weekend. I’m in Boston with my sister, partly to celebrate her 23rd birthday with her (tomorrow!) and partly to be her moral support as she speaks […]

goin’ back to Nassau Hall

goin’ back to Nassau Hall

During my time in Princeton, I didn’t understand reunions. To me, it just meant that fences were erected in the most inconvenient places, and our beautiful campus was now rank with beer-soaked grass. The year I graduated, reunions was simply a long runway of parties […]

what i’m into [may 2018]

what i’m into [may 2018]

I realize I have quite a hard time sitting still simply listening to lectures on end. My need for multi-stimulatory information, or to be productive either creating/thinking or using something other than my ears is a bit debilitating. I’m at this conference in Toronto and […]

more ginger honey tea, please

more ginger honey tea, please

I write to you after having spent probably 36 of the past 48 hours in bed, trying to sleep off this ghastly fever and headache I woke up with as of yesterday morning. Of those 12 awake hours, most of it was spent finishing Atul […]

my eggshell seedlings

my eggshell seedlings

About ten days ago, I planted seeds in my homemade egg-shell planter (see above picture). The seeds were “borrowed” from the McGill seed library; the borrowing process consisting of me scrolling through names and randomly clicking on ones I liked the sound of – red […]