BEACH BUM IN THE BIG APPLE PART 7: When Life’s Lemons are Sweet

balloons yeah!

Dammnnnn. I haven’t posted anything in a year, exactly, one year and some days. Well, I’m back… literally and figuratively, where I left off. Sort of. Like in my last post, I’m fishing for a job again. But! this time it’s much better. So after I graduated from grad school (I can’t believe it’s been … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 5: One year later

memories!

My parents and I landed in New York City on August 1, 2011, checked in a hotel in Manhattan, then took a cab up to East Harlem to get my new apartment keys. We took a trip to Target to buy things that would make my bedroom look like home, but the starch walls and … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 4: Looks like we made it!

SALUD! CHEERS! 2012!

*** I just want to write that I am SO proud of all my fellow J-schoolers, we’re almost there! And I hope that 2012 will be a great year for everyone. :) ***   I’m so anxious right now. I just keep looking forward. I’m excited about school starting back up soon and I don’t … Continue reading

Big island- bigger ideas: physical therapy app developed in Hawaii

IREHAB logo

An app was developed to help individuals inquire more information about physical therapy treatments- for free. The app is striving to promote change in the United States’ health care system and its gaining attention, thanks to its accessibility. IREHAB.com was officially established in 2007 by founder/CEO Hawaiian resident Keith Krugh. The app was rated the … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple part 3: Oh grad school, you’re breaking my heart, you’re shaking my confidence daily

I try to stay positive and make peace with my AP Stylebook, aka "the journalist's Bible"

My ma wrote “MISS YOU!!” on my Facebook wall. While I was writing “I miss you too” I could feel it building up…that intense cry with the heaving-breathing was coming. There was no stopping it. It probably didn’t help that coincidentally I was listening to LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love Your But You’re Bringing … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 2: Self discovery in New York

I like NY by Utpal Pande: google.com

Living with a bunch of strangers is the best way to discover who you really are. Luckily, I’m what you would call a “people person.” And thankfully, having an extrovert personality has helped me connect with a good core group of friends at my apartment building and at school. The funny thing is, it’s weird meeting people … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple…

Overlooking Spanish Harlem

I was pretty sure when my parents were going to be kissing me goodbye before catching a cab to JFK I would ultimately, immediately, cry myself to sleep. Of course I cried! I was completely freaked out. They left me alone in NYC with no knowledge really of living on my own. I have been … Continue reading

Thanks for nothing, Jerry Springer

*Opinion* Call it trashy…lewd…pointless even. An embarrassment to American society, maybe. I call it… entertaining. I don’t mean to condone this type of television behavior, but it’s like a train wreck to me and I just can’t look away. Jerry Springer, Steve Wilkos and Maury Povich have become dear friends to me this summer. I … Continue reading

Life and the Abominable Snowman

VB Love

*Opinion* Madness, stress and chaos can be metaphorically illustrated by a computer game my grandma used to play when I was little. We had…wait? What was it? Microsoft 94? Dial-up internet. Remember that slow connection? In the game, you had to use the mouse to guide a skier down a mountain, avoiding randomly spread out … Continue reading

23 random realizations by age 23

My birthday cake :)

*Opinion* In case we’re not friends in real life or on Facebook, you may not have known my birthday was on April 5. I am now 23. I happily accepted 23 with the same excitement I gave 21, 18 and 16. Though my good friend Mike, whose birthday was a week after mine, said he … Continue reading

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