In 2018, I learned about Dear Data, a data visualization project between two friends who tracked their personal data for a week at a time and then drew out that data in a way that invited the reader to slow down and appreciate the art alongside the quantitative information. I was immediately enamored with theContinue reading “[Dear Data] Laughter as fireworks”
***Content warning***: workplace abuse, being an under/overvalued employee, extreme silence/giving space, holy schmoly just talk to each other people!, meeting people where they are at, radical consent, meeting people where they are at, mis-identification of naturally born aliens, tl;dr TIL, why does this place have froyo everywhere?!; I mean… yeah. Bubble tea is awesome. Everybody knows that in A2. Do you know why it’s called Ann Arbor? The way the story goes is it was founded by a man who loved trees (arbor) and his wife (Ann).
This, to me, is what living with curiosity is about. It’s having viewpoints and the humility to evolve them. It’s recognizing that differences aren’t scary things to shy away from or isolate behind a wall made of stone or silence: they are often opportunities to learn and stretch and experience the world more fully.
You don’t have to be a bystander I’ve been introspecting a lot lately about actions I can take to interrupt everyday -isms. As a woman and an Asian American*, I encounter -isms in every space I exist. It’s particularly prevalent in public spaces but to be honest, private spaces with friends or coworkers are notContinue reading “Interrupting -isms productively”
Every path I’ve taken on this marathon on sand we call “life” has been a path to break out of a bubble. To face discomfort head-on with a smile, clear eyes, and full heart.
From ages 0 – 21, it felt like life was a series of 3-4 year waves. School dictated my outlook and I went through cycle after cycle of being put in a new environment, starting at what felt like the bottom of a hierarchy, rising to the top, only to be moved back to theContinue reading “Life is a marathon of running on sand”
Thank gosh for partners who balance you out.
While I think about long-term visions, P keeps us grounded on the important details of the present, like dessert.