Five years after my summer abroad in 2013, I am about to board a plane once again to traverse to the other side of the planet. For the second time in my life, I will go over the Pacific Ocean, to the largest land mass, but this time landing on just a small peninsula: South… Continue reading The Return of the Travel Blog: South Korea Edition
You are a scene organizer or a prominent dancer in your community and you have noticed that there are significantly more people who prefer one role (leading or following) than the other in your classes and/or on the dance floor. This is a common problem in many dance scenes where there are two roles necessary… Continue reading Ways to Address Dance Role Disparities in Your Dance Scene
Thinking about 2017 feels as overwhelming as trying to drink from a fire hose. The amount of feelings I felt this year alone were a roller coaster. January and December seem separated by more than just ten months. I feel that who I was at the beginning and end of 2017 are two separate people.… Continue reading Retrospective & Resolution.
Way back, when this blog was still entitled Swinging On Sunshine, this was a travel blog. It was a second incarnation of one that I had kept up when I taught English in China for summer 2011, this time meant to chronicle my trek through Europe the summer after I graduated college. Since then, my… Continue reading Chicago = Stinky Garlic
This will be either the fourth or fifth time I’ve made a list like this. And it will be the first time in a long time that I’ve posted on this blog. My neglect hasn’t been one hundred percent on purpose. Several times I started writing posts that sit dormant in my drafts. Maybe I’ll… Continue reading 26 (-1)
I usually detest excuses after long absences. Mostly because they usually consist of a weak “I’m sorry it’s been so long but life got in the way, blah blah blah”; being vague or completely obtuse about what specifically has stopped a person from writing. The exception is when they are completely honest, then I am… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
I have always been able to listen to a single song ad nauseam. On car rides, Mom would put a cap of two repeats of a song before we had to move on to another, because she could only listen to The Belly Button Song so many times. (Nowadays, I can’t blame her for that one.)… Continue reading A Song I Am Obsessed With: ‘To the Top’ by Twin Shadow