Stage 1: Falling Apart

It’s been a while since I’ve written and a lot of things have transpired. Perhaps I should’ve written more while the events occurred, I’m not sure, but it is what it is. I was hoping that this year would be an amazing adventure, but somehow throughout these last six months, I’ve been filled with grief,…

Numb to the Core: Running Away isn’t the Answer

In times of hardships, there are always those mixed feelings that oscillate day in and day out. How do people take in certain events and accept them so quickly? How do we come to accept things that transpire? The answer seems to be the same as always, “give things time”. It’s ironic how during the…

Moments of Weakness

Sometimes the most difficult thing for a person to do is to stop concealing and masking their insecurities.When things get tough, it’s difficult to keep lying to yourself, that everything will be okay. Many people get stuck while others run away from the problems they encounter. Running away from things to escape how you truly…

Thalassa

Tucked away downtown in the financial district, Thalassa is a shining gem of effervescence. Thalassa brings forth a soothing ambiance once you step foot through its doors, decked in colors that put the eyes and soul at ease. When seated, they provide an assortment of breads, warmed, and baked to perfection. The appetizers are to…

Confessions of a Female INTJ

Many people believe that the MBTI is often equated with horoscopes or an accurate predictor of the kind of person you will become in the future. A Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is simply a system that categorizes you according to the input you feed it. It isn’t a horoscope or an instrument used to predict…

Japan: An Overview

Japan is one of the most amazing countries to visit. It is filled with so much rich culture, history, and tradition. Depending on where you go in Japan, you will be pleasantly surprised by how different each city and region is from each other. There is something different about their way of life and focus….

Ayza: A Little Piece of Heaven

Ayza is the perfect place to take a first date. Tucked away in a small area around Herald Square, this chocolate and tapas haven provides an eclectic array of cocktails and small eats. It is certainly my go to place for chocolate dessert concoctions and provides a romantic, yet calming ambiance. The chocolate martinis are…

Love and Battle Scars: What People Won’t Tell You

Undeniably closed off internally from pain numb to the thought of love, to the feeling of warmth refusing to be understood, refusing stability, denial of truths, denying one’s self worth, internal blame repression, suppression, cold-hearted and disbelieving running from truths, running from emotions, from love mistaking pain with love, unable to discern the two truth….

The Pressures of Being Single

Many of us were┬áin several relationships that failed. Others have not been in a relationship at all. Let’s face it, at a young age, most of us are not thinking about marrying seriously and dating is all about testing the waters. We get to learn what works for us, what relationships are like, we experience…

Diaries of a Native New Yorker: Please Understand Us

New Yorkers are often misunderstood to be hostile, black or white, aggressive, and hardhearted individuals. Often enough, it is a reputation upheld by New Yorkers because of the presumptions and failures to understand them on a deeper level.Why are New Yorkers often misunderstood? It’s because our culture is very different and most people do not…

Signs You Grew Up In The 90s

Every Millennial will tell you there is nothing like the good old 90’s. Growing up in the 90’s was a whole new world of experiences. What things are now, compared to back then, are completely different. In fact, the highlights of the average millennial lies in the experiences of the 90’s. Everything was different in…

Understanding Panic Attacks

Fearing the unknown, an abyss of complete uncertainty. Words cannot be brought to lips, stricken by a deafening silence. Thoughts racing through my mind, cannot be discerned, cannot be understood. Hands, trembling, falling apart every so quickly, ever so suddenly, ever so swiftly. Closing oneself in, the air gets thicker with every beat my heart…