Avoid the Tetris-Packing Struggle

Knowing myself, I like to take home half of Asia in souvenirs, clothes, and trinkets. For this reason, I need to make sure my suitcase is only 2/3 full to avoid getting charged a small fortune on my return flight back. Before I started packing, I did a little research on how to pack (yes, there is a method to the madness). Packing for 6 weeks is packing for 2 weeks, maybe even 1 1/2 depending on your accessibility to a laundromat. Unless you plan on backpacking the Himalayas or venturing into a rural village with a population of 50 in Western China, Continue reading Avoid the Tetris-Packing Struggle

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Au Revoir Los Angeles

Was it just one week ago when I pulled a Starbucks-double-shot-energy-drink-fueled all-nighter, poured over my accounting books and lecture notes, felt a pinch of despair as the sun rose while my hallmates got up to their morning shower and I haven’t even touched my duvet in over 28 hours? Yes, it was finals week. Continue reading Au Revoir Los Angeles