Adele – Hello

While listening to Adele’s newest hit, Hello, I was taken down memory lane back to “that ex.” 

Many years have passed since I spent some time actively thinking about the relationship that used to be. With the memories resurfacing, it seems like the right time to pen my thoughts, no? 

Like most bright-eyed romantics, there was a time in my life when I thought I would marry my high school sweetheart.

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Travel Time: Hong Kong and China

It’s here! Watch the full video of my trip to Hong Kong and China. Featuring Bellatrax – What Love Is (Feat. Sophia May).

Thank you to those who contributed to my amazing experience, including folks who gave me the scoop on places to visit. For those who are looking to visit in the near future, I’ve put together a list of highlights from Hong Kong (where I spent 80 percent of my time) based on places I discovered AND the places my friends recommended.


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Piano is Passion and Suffering

“I was once told that the word ‘passion’ comes from the Latin word ‘suffering,’ and because of the ability to suffer, we are able to retain the ability to enjoy and love. Both meanings of ‘passion’ serve as an essence to my appreciation for music, more specifically, the piano. I suffer because I slave over the technical parts of the piano and I love it because of the beautiful sounds and melodies that I can create with the piano.”

I wrote the statement above in a paper for high school. What amazes me is how after so many years, this message holds true now. This comment can be made about any one’s hobby or passion. It’s a message to keep in mind when you’re determined to be great at something.

Life Lessons from Learning the Piano


It started with a meet-and-greet.

My mom brought me to a group keyboard class for kids. I was 5 years old at the time, and was really there to hang out with one of my other friends, Phil, who had just started playing the keyboard. All of the other Asian kids looked like they were kind of into it, so I poked the keys to fit in with everyone else. My mother was thrilled.

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