Since I can remember traveling has been part of my life, and with the travels came a new understanding of people with a different culture and language. Eventually the similarities between the cultures and people became highlighted more than the differences. Most notably, my living experiences in both Europe and South Korea allowed me to see the beauty that this world and its people have to offer. The love for travel evolved for the love of the planet and the people, thus allowing me to continue to “travel” in any corner of the world. I firmly uphold that as long as we are exposed to the global realities we can make a change, not only in other people’s lives but also in our own. Through the different means at our disposal (be it literature, film, art, NGO’s, blogging etc.) we can help bridge gaps that confine and divide us. I currently live in Los Angeles and am pursuing a PhD in Italian literature at UCLA.
Flowers have been repeatedly used throughout the ages as a symbol of love and affection. The power that they hold within them is stronger than even words can express, and the receiving of flowers can also bring joys beyond measure and can even transcend temporary affliction. One unfortunate day, Larson Jay found himself in the […]
This summer I found an appreciation for the city of Portland. I, along with my good friend, set off on a road trip to Seattle, WA. We were excited to leave LA, but little did we know that we would come back fascinated by a city so many miles away. Portland’s enchantment is due to […]
The gender issue seems like a tale as old as time, yet its presence is still grievously palpable. Luckily, there are men that are helping to eradicate such a reductive social paradigm. Take Arunachalam Muruganantham (AKA Menstrual Man), for example. He started a sanitary napkin revolution in a country where speaking of such “dirty things” […]
Have you ever experienced that moment when you hear of such a genius yet simple idea that you think to yourself, “Gee, how did I not think of that myself?” Well that happened to me just recently while reading If We’re Sharing Everything Else, Why Not Our Coffee Cups? The idea behind this initiative, while […]