Be the Person Who You Want to Be

Coming to UCLA, I noticed that the career of teaching has often been undervalued (in America).  My friend, Sam, once mentioned to me, “I felt a bit scared since there are so just many discouraging conversations about teaching.” She has heard from her peers countless comments that there are not enough teaching jobs and that teachers do not have livable salaries. Nevertheless, she knew that … Continue reading Be the Person Who You Want to Be

Tips on Maintaining Perspective

Life has its setbacks, but what do you do to keep your head above water or when things become blurry? As everyone generally goes through life, several problems may come to surface. Because of such, it sometimes can be difficult to remain positive and hopeful for the best, especially when it seems like everything is falling apart. Here are some ways to maintain perspective:   … Continue reading Tips on Maintaining Perspective

4 Ways to Stay Awake

Are you stressed about remaining awake in class? Whether it’s because you barely attained any sleep the night before , we have all found ourselves having some difficulties remaining awake for one of our classes. Instead of running to the nearby Starbucks, here are some techniques to stay awake.   Chew Gum Maybe you have some leftover gum from the other day, or you feel … Continue reading 4 Ways to Stay Awake

How to Stay Safe on Online Dating Apps

Valentine’s Day, the holiday of hugs and kisses, is right around the corner. There are not only numerous tempting discounts on chocolate in the markets, but there also are a handful of couples cuddling and holding hands in restaurants. Some are even making out in the park, but all you feel is alone, wondering “Where is my love story?” This loneliness amplifies, and thus you … Continue reading How to Stay Safe on Online Dating Apps

Tips to Prevent Yourself From Getting (Another) UTI

Generally, feeling a burning or piercing sensation as you’re trying to urinate when barely any waterfalls come out hints that you may have accidentally allowed bacteria or a foreign substance enter your urinary tract. If you just recently had sex and recall that you and your partner tried inserting something new or an unsanitary toy, you most likely have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), which … Continue reading Tips to Prevent Yourself From Getting (Another) UTI

The Advantages of Having Friends with Benefits

Focusing on academics and occasionally attending to parties, you might be tired of having one night-stands with random strangers even though you may have a sky-high libido. Simultaneously, you may desire something more accessible with someone more familiar. However, you perhaps don’t want to experience another heartbreak or put someone through that dilemma.   Generally, friends with benefits (FWB) relationships have widely become a cultural signature … Continue reading The Advantages of Having Friends with Benefits

Stop the Outing & Respect One’s Closet

Sharing your sexuality to the world can be scary, especially the fear of being outed on the web. Not only may one not even be ready to be open about their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and face the reactions of their peers, but that person’s agency to come out on their own terms is taken away. Deciding on when and how is a person’s … Continue reading Stop the Outing & Respect One’s Closet

Everyone Has Baggage

Baggage. Everyone has it. It’s human. It can be intergenerational trauma that was passed down by a family member who experienced a loss, death of a family member, or other devastating occurrences; trauma can also begin with a situation an individual has faced.  Due to this, it is significant to keep in mind and be cautious of people’s triggers.  The other day when the safe … Continue reading Everyone Has Baggage

Personal Statement Tips: Make it Personal!

Whether it would be applying for a scholarship, internships or even graduate programs, you will be finding yourself needing a few personal statements to demonstrate and highlight your qualifications. Here are some tips to keep in mind: Tell a story Writing about your experience or how your passion first blossomed as well as how you have developed your interest illustrates who you are as a … Continue reading Personal Statement Tips: Make it Personal!

More English Idioms!

Thinking of expanding your usage on English idioms? You’re in luck!  Here are more common English idioms that you can use in your daily conversations: Break a LegThis phrase appears negative and morbid, but it actually means good luck. For example, actors may say this to each other right before their performance.  Example: Break a leg, Bob! I know you will do an amazing job!!  … Continue reading More English Idioms!

Common College Major Stereotypes Debunked

Growing up, whether it be from watching television shows or reading fictional books, people develop unrealistic expectations — or should I say, specifically, stereotypes — of certain college majors. However, as with all stereotypes, common perceptions about college majors are rooted in caricature and are, therefore, largely inaccurate. So, here are the most common college major stereotypes debunked. English Majors Many people believe in the … Continue reading Common College Major Stereotypes Debunked

Review on Active Voice and Passive Voice Sentences & Commas Usage

No harm in a little review, right? Let’s get to it! Active Voice vs. Passive Voice Usually, writing in active voice is better than writing in passive voice since the sentences will be more concise and easier to read. Along with that, active voice sentences have more energy and are more direct. For example: My car was being driven. I was driving my car today. … Continue reading Review on Active Voice and Passive Voice Sentences & Commas Usage

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage by Supporting Asian American YouTubers (Pt. 2)

Often times Asian characters were usually portrayed as background characters, or the best friend of the protagonist who were either the hypersexual character, computer geek or smart math nerd. Although the lack of Asian American representation continues, there are a number of Asian Americans YouTubers who has came to surface:   Blogilates Exercising in general can be a pain to the average sedentary life. Often … Continue reading Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage by Supporting Asian American YouTubers (Pt. 2)

The Questionable Matter of Spelling Differences

Have you noticed the different spelling for words that mean the same exact thing? For example, I have noticed that the terms “grey” and “gray” are interchangeably used. However, the term “greyhound” cannot also be spelled as “grayhound.”   However, it turns out that grey and gray are the same, but the former is more so commonly used in the United Kingdom as the preferred … Continue reading The Questionable Matter of Spelling Differences

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage by Supporting Asian American YouTubers

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is absolutely not a celebratory month like Chinese New Years, but actually the time reserved by Congress in order to honor the immigration of the first Japanese citizen to the United States on May 7, 1843. This period is also in remembrance of the completion of the transcontinental railroad that was manufactured by Chinese immigrants on May 10,1869. As Asian Pacific … Continue reading Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage by Supporting Asian American YouTubers

Debunking Myths of Toxic Masculinity

The term “toxic masculinity” can come with some misunderstandings, but to clear up some misconceptions, according to a project by the Southern Poverty Law Center, it is a narrow and repressive description of manhood, designating manhood as defined by violence, sex, status and aggression. Unfortunately, toxic masculinity is still very prevalent to this day, which has become an outcome of having gender stereotypes. For example, … Continue reading Debunking Myths of Toxic Masculinity

Let Me Wave My Pad Around…Period

“Hide your pad! Don’t keep it in the open,” my cousin once told me. Similarly, my grandparents had also advised me to not publicize my menstrual period. Throughout the years, they have given me cute little purses and sometimes suggested me to use it as my pouch for my pads and tampons. As a little child, I followed in order to make them happy that … Continue reading Let Me Wave My Pad Around…Period