You’re Only Born Once

Dear Reader, First, I would like to wish all of you Libras out there at happy birthday! It’s your time 🙂 Now, on the topic of birthdays, I present to you the “birthday problem.” If you’ve ever taken statistics, you may already be familiar with this fun phenomenon. Simply, it is stated that in a... Continue Reading →

The Summer of ‘20

Dear Reader, This morning when I pulled open the front door and stepped outside, I was greeted by a bright blue sky and crisp autumn air. While I was still dressed in shorts, I did have enough sense to put on a light cardigan after seeing that the morning temperature was a mere 57 degrees.... Continue Reading →

Happy 365!

Dear Reader, Something amazing happened for me today but more importantly over the past 365 days — it’s my blog’s birthday (kind of)! Since’s inception, I have published 365 posts in 365 consecutive days. I started blogging with one goal — to blog. Then, somewhere along the way, I decided to make the commitment... Continue Reading →

The Sky is Gray

Dear Reader, What do you call gray skies and windy weather? — A beautiful day in Boston! It is the middle of August, but the Boston air temporarily has an autumnal tinge to it. It is 70 degrees and a —somewhat depressing— shade of gray outside. I am not the biggest fan of harmful UV rays,... Continue Reading →

Or So I Thought

Dear Reader, A few days ago, I got my first-ever deep tissue massage (more here) and left feeling like it could be a fun little occasional activity. My tense muscles felt looser, and I was eager to look up other wellness centers that I could visit. Everything went great! Or so I thought…. Not too... Continue Reading →

The Murder Weapon

Dear Reader, If you ever need someone to hide the body, don’t call me. Some people never fail to remain poised and level-headed in intense situations. These people and I are two independent circles on a Venn diagram. Last weekend, I was facing some difficulty slicing a lemon. Whenever I would bring down the knife... Continue Reading →

What Is This Feeling?

Dear Reader, What is this feeling, so sudden, and new? I felt the moment I typed words to you My wrist is throbbing My nerves are pumping My face is scrunching What is this thumping? Pounding like a train, does it have a name? Yes! Carpal Tunnel Syndrome…. To the Reader who did not watch... Continue Reading →

Happy Ending, Sad Ending

Dear Reader, They say that the difference between Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies is that comedies end in a marriage and a tragedies end in death. While I am not a bardolator, I have a similar view about certain memoirs. I have fallen down a very niche literary rabbit hole. I am currently reading memoirs that... Continue Reading →

Zero-Dollar Ideas

Dear Reader, Do you ever feel like you’ve stumbled upon a million-dollar idea? I do sometimes, but unfortunately, most “million-dollar” ideas are worth zero dollars unless you have the ability to put your plan into action…. Because I have zero ability to put many of my plans into action, I will share my zero-dollar ideas... Continue Reading →

I Regret (Almost) Nothing

Dear Reader, Do you know the famous French song “Non, je ne regrette rien” ("No, I do not regret anything") made famous by singer Édith Piaf? If you don’t, take a listen here, I’ll wait…. I first encountered this song years ago when I was studying French. I thought the song was pretty, but I... Continue Reading →

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