7 Things You Need When Traveling to California

Packing for vacation can be daunting, especially if you have never been to your vacation spot before. I was born in California and visit frequently, as my Grandparents still live in San Diego, but sometimes I even forget what to pack. One year, I over packed. My suitcase was filled with everything I owned and at least eight different pairs of shoes, (I only wore three.) This summer, I will not make that mistake again. I…
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The Mystery of Helen Hunt Falls

Taking a Chance for PeaceA white glittery powder covers menacing ice, hiding from unsuspecting hikers. Just above a treacherous climb up many icy steps lies a frozen waterfall and beneath that frozen landmark, running water. The sounds of the trickling water echo through the icy amphitheater. The pinnacle of the mountain is home to Helen Hunt Falls, named after the poet and Native American activist, Helen Maria Hunt Jackson.The climb to the pinnacle is not…
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Half Filipina Is Better Than None

Classes have really stressed me out this semester. It’s only been a couple of months since classes began and Spring Break is just a few days away but I can’t tell you all how much I want this semester to end. Don’t get me wrong, I love classes, the interesting ones, but this semester all my classes just seem unnecessarily difficult and as usual, I have professors who all think that their class is the…
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Polished for the New Year

I want to really focus on myself in 2015. I want to experience self-growth as well as focus on my goals and dreams. I notice that many times, people forget who they are and what their goals were, and I’m not ashamed to admit that sometimes I lose track of my ambitions; but not in 2015. This year, I will graduate college, work on my blog and Riot Grrrl Magazine, and I will try new things.…
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Time for a Change

  Photo by: Susan Hang at Le-Jolie In July, I went to a salon to get a haircut. Once I was there, I decided to get highlights added to my hair. Caramel and red; my two favorite colors for highlights. Here is a selfie I took with my phone, immediately after leaving the salon. Can’t you see how happy I was?   I absolutely loved my hair! The cut, the colors; everything about it was…
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