My Freshmen Year in Pictures

It’s so crazy to think that my first year at Cornell is now officially over. I took a moment to read last year’s (Senior year) reflection on this blog, look at graduation pictures, etc… and I think I left high school feeling uncertain about what the future will bring, but this year has crushed those uncertainties and replaced them with a lot of joy and aspirations and positive vibes.

So in case you missed the pictures on Facebook, here’s my freshmen year in pictures. (more…)

Asia Night 2016 as an MC


It’s so odd to be writing another blog post so soon within the last posting date~ but, I’ve been meaning to document my life at Cornell for the longest time in more ways than just through Facebook/journaling, so this is just another attempt for me to you know, do that.

Asia Night is one of the biggest events of the semester, and this year it drew more than 1,000 people. I got the very, very special honor of being an MC for the event. I got to introduce all of the acts with my co-MC and friend, Dustin, and sit in the best seat ever to watch the performances. I also got to stall (a harder job than I thought it would be) while different groups set up and take down their equipment, raffle off prizes, and low-key (or high-key, I dunno) embarrass myself as I told cheesy jokes. (more…)

Thank you.

Dear… everyone, I guess.

This is too big of a post to put on Facebook. But I wanted to make a post thanking everyone for your very, very lovely birthday messages. I’m not sure if that’s due to the fact the number of Facebook friends I have grew, or if that’s due to the fact that the number of real life, close, actual friends I have grew–but I appreciated every single one of these messages and this is the most birthday wishes that I’ve ever gotten in my life.

So here we go, a giant thank you to everyone who made me feel loved. :) (more…)

Dear Class of 2016


Last year, on December 12th, 2014, I opened my EA decision letter from Harvard.

Just yesterday, I realized (while procrastinating for exams) that December 10th is the day a handful of Ivies (Cornell, Harvard, Columbia, and Brown) release their early action/early decision results. Not unlike me just a year ago, I see the Class of 2016 fidgeting on the applicant groups on Facebook, weighing their chances and praying to the admission gods for a miracle.

Maybe you got the decision you wanted… or maybe you didn’t.

But, whatever it was, I want to tell you: “that’s ok.” (more…)