On the Road Again

February, 2018

Shiqi Lin

Every spring break international students travel all around the world. To California, Florida, Cancun, Puerto Rico, Japan, China, France, UK, on and on. For the city of Cancun, what does it mean to be occupied with luxury hotels, fancy international…

Are you on the right track?

February, 2018

Mable, Boston

What track are you on?  Have you gotten off?  Do you need to get back on it? Three times in the past three days, I’ve heard different friends who are in academia – as counselor and students discussing this idea…

Family Portrait

February, 2018

Yvette Yu

For me, creating an artwork is adventurous. Most of the time, I don’t plan it out, or just have a very vague idea in my head, and I go straight into it with my drawing or painting tools. Though my…

On How To Do College Less Wrong

February, 2018

Mojia Shen

Disclaimer: this article is based on personal opinion from past experiences. I know everyone’s experience is different. Disagree if you’d like. I spent two years doing college wrong and a year after that slowly realizing what was wrong. I don’t…

Right to be Bitter?

February, 2018

Mable, Boston

Pan Yabei is no stranger to poverty, overcrowding and the struggle to survive. At age 16, he quit school and left his home village in central China’s poor and overcrowded Henan province.  He traveled to Tibet to learn car repair. That didn’t…

Five Year Chinaversary

February, 2018

Wendy Lee

It’s rather unsettling even as I wrote the title of this blog post. Five years. Really? That fateful bus ride from New York to DC doesn’t seem that long ago. Yet, five years. My cousin’s kid was born just before I moved…

The Kind of Giving You Can’t Write Off on Your Taxes

February, 2018

Leah Jarrett

I recently attended a panel discussion at the New York Asia Society about civil society in China and the health of NGOs in the country. During the event, one of the speakers mentioned that according to the annual Charities Aid…

What You Might Not Know About Me…

February, 2018

Maggie Shi

The first week of January, our VP of Sales flew to New York and held a meeting with us. Since she was new to our company and wanted to get to know us, we were invited to throw a little…

What I Learned From A 10-Day Silent Meditation Retreat

January, 2018

Mojia Shen

I first encountered meditation when I was running a startup in Mexico. It was a time when everyone looked at me for answers. Facing the daily up and downs and the occasional breakdowns, I turned to meditation for help with…

A Wake-Up Call for the New Year

January, 2018

Mable, Boston

  Healthy New Year?   I began 2018 with the twin peaks of a bang and a bust. One is planned, the other? Totally unplanned, unpredictable and I was unprepared.   Two weeks ago, I was wiped out by the…

My Journey with Art Part 2

January, 2018

Yvette Yu

How I Find and Lose Myself Through Art   If you read my previous blog on art, you would know how it has become a universal language for me. When I first moved to the US with a crude understanding…

What’s In Your Carry-On Luggage?

December, 2017

Leah Jarrett

As my thumb scrolled through my Instagram feed, countless 1080px by 1080px photos of Christmas trees, Santa hats, and smiling families flooded into view. Growing up, my family didn’t celebrate Christmas. But this year, I found myself feeling envious of…