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Playing the Tourist

For the past two weekends, I’ve been hosting guests in Toronto. First a friend from undergraduate (on the anniversary of our graduation from Rice University, might I add), and then my parents and grandma last weekend. It gave me two … Continue reading

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Beyond a Cafe Review: McDonald’s

Judge if you wish. I would have judged myself for this just days ago. But there’s a McDonald’s really close to my new apartment and with some coupons in the mail and my constant cheap-broke-international graduate student life, it was the … Continue reading

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Being Ill: Social Stigma and Lonely as Heck

I’ve seen a few more plays (The Flood Thereafter and Venus in Fur both at CanStage plus a play reading at University of Toronto) in the past week, heard Jhumpa Lahiri speak, but it’s been harder to drag myself to the computer … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned This Summer

I may be in the in-between spot before graduate school and just after undergraduate, but that doesn’t mean I have to stop thinking academically. It must be in my blood. Walking is truly the best exercise, meditation, and form of … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Cinema

I love going to the movies. I’ve forgotten how much I like it. As I prepare for graduate school and the big cross-country/crossing borders move, I’ve been doing my best to preserve all of the money I make at my … Continue reading

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Welcome Home, World Traveller!

Originally posted January 3, 2012. It’s been a great winter break.  I enjoyed vegging out on my couch for the first two days, sort of fighting and sort of enjoying the effects of jet lag.  It was the first time I’d ever … Continue reading

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