• becky
    • worked at Epicurious, VICE media, Eater, tasting table
  • munchies VICE media
  • food and wine magazine
  • saveur
  • la downtowner
  • maral, euno
  • refinery food and drink
  • buzzfeed
  • thrillist
  • saveur
  • kcet food
  • Serious Eats, Gourmet, Budget Travel, LA Weekly, Modern Farmer, AOL City’s Best, Knopf, Tasting Table, Not For Tourists, Organic Authority, Westways
  • blackbook media
  • food editor of la weekly
  • buy los angeles street food
oct 10 2017 ∞
oct 10 2017 +


oct 7 2017 ∞
oct 7 2017 +
jun 18 2017 ∞
jun 18 2017 +

things to write about

  • the rise of the finsta
  • healthy food eating
  • elevator pitch on what i wanna do in life
  • blogging ideas
  • closet ideas? sale ideas?
  • asian and western beauty ideals
  • pitch to teen vogue and bustle
  • make list of places i wanna apply in the fall
  • pitch to nbc asian america
jun 14 2017 ∞
jun 18 2017 +
  • finals week schedule
  • list of ways to improve the blog section
    • check out the crimson blog section
    • check out ccma award winning blogs
  • places i want to try in los angeles this summer
  • summer schedule
  • list of things that i'm going to be doing in spain
  • story ideas for circa
  • fall schedule/concerts and music festivals that i want to go to
may 2 2017 ∞
may 2 2017 +
  • Don’t try to be everyone’s friend, it’s insecure and suspicious. Instead, you improve yourself so much so that your value is high and everyone is trying to be your friend instead.
  • The most destructive thing you can do is believe someone's opinion of you
jan 12 2017 ∞
mar 16 2017 +

Example: “I’m a loser. I’m a failure.” Challenge: “This exam or essay did not go well, but learn from it.”


Example: “I should write five hundred words today.” Challenge: “It would be great if you could write five hundred words today.”


Example: “Writing this part is unbearably hard.” Challenge: “It is hard, but not too hard. You have found tasks hard before, and you have completed them.”


Example: “I did this exam or essay all wrong.” Challenge: “You did a good job addressing these marking criteria, you ...

sep 26 2016 ∞
sep 26 2016 +
  • My boss yells at me all the time.
    • reframe: It's great he cares enough to tell you how he feels. He could have just fired you.
  • I had to pay $4,000 more in income tax this year than last year.
    • reframe: That's great. You must have made a lot more money this year than last year.
  • We have little or no extra money to buy Christmas presents this year.
    • reframe: Great! Then you can become much more ingenious and make something people will never forget instead of buying run-of-the-mill gifts. Your gifts will be personal.
  • Every time I begin to succeed in a big way, I sabotage my success.
jul 9 2016 ∞
jul 9 2016 +

(44 units)

  • JOUR 201 History of News in Modern America (4 units)
  • JOUR 202 Newswriting: Print (3 units)
  • JOUR 203 Newswriting: Broadcast (3 units)
  • JOUR 302 Reporting: Print (3 units)
  • JOUR 303 Reporting: Broadcast (3 units)
  • JOUR 308 Newspaper Editing and Design (3 units)
  • JOUR 309 Introduction to Online Media (3 units)
  • JOUR 310 Investigative Reporting (4 units)
  • JOUR 462 Law of Mass Communication (4 units)
  • JOUR 431 Feature Writing
  • JOUR 448 Government and Public Affairs Reporting
feb 18 2016 ∞
dec 19 2016 +
  • Baths
  • The Weeknd
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Coeur de Pirate
  • Tyrone Wells
  • LA Phil
  • Pacific Symphony Orchestra
  • HAIM
  • Lorde
  • Margo Rey
  • Taylor Swift/HAIM
  • James Bay
  • Extravaganza 2015
    • Aluna George
  • Chairlift
  • Atlas Genius
  • The Mowgli's
  • Coachella 2016
    • Ice Cube/NWA
dec 15 2015 ∞
aug 4 2016 +


  • topshop 10%
  • modcloth 15%
  • banana republic 15%
  • steve madden 10%
  • asos 10%
  • madewell 10%


  • chipotle
  • subway
  • buffalo wild wings
  • mcdonald's
  • chickfila
dec 10 2015 ∞
dec 10 2015 +

it doesn't have to be toxic, as long as you don't let it

  • helped me get a free brilliant bicycle from england (if i got 100 people to sign up for their mailing list)
  • won the sarah dessen book giveaway by posting on their forum
  • sold a lot of my clothes on facebook in high school and mercari in college
  • found out i had a lot of similar interests to people (music, books, movies) after seeing what they liked and shared on social media, leading to new and stronger friendships
  • was able to write a lot of the feelings that i couldn't convey out loud through public speaking to people and to clubs when i transferred schools
  • able to keep in touch with friends and family from different countries
  • gave me writing, style, and lifestyle ins...
dec 1 2015 ∞
dec 1 2015 +
  • reserve your closet space for items that you love 100%
    • Aim to curate a wardrobe full of garments that you love, that inspire you and that make you feel excited about getting dressed each morning. Every single thing in your wardrobe should express your personal style perfectly, so set your standards high: Good enough’s and ‘ok’s should not make the cut.
  • develop a strong personal style and perfect your signature look
    • If you want every single thing in your wardrobe to reflect your personal style, you first need to carve out the exact parameters of your style. So: spend time honing your visual taste buds and create a defined style concept with a clear story line.
nov 16 2015 ∞
nov 16 2015 +

the word bored should never be in your vocabulary.

  • read books
  • catch up on shows
  • organize bookshelf
  • fold clothes
  • reach out to an old friend
  • write in journal/blog
  • listen to NPR
  • try craft ideas from pinterest
jan 3 2015 ∞
jan 3 2015 +
  • “I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.”


  • "This, this is about my own some-day daughter. When you approach me, already stung-stayed with insecurity, begging, 'Mom, will I be pretty? Will I be pretty?' I will wipe that question from your mouth like cheap lipstick and answer, 'No! The word pretty is unworthy of everything you will be, and no child of mine will be contained in five letters.' " - Katie Makkai


  • “‎Close your eyes & imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.”
nov 23 2012 ∞
nov 16 2015 +
  • grace and stella products
  • shop the selected shirt
  • random nail polish
  • milk and eggs groceries
oct 13 2017 ∞
oct 13 2017 +
  • Artisan House
  • Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream
  • Deung Chon Shabu & Mr. Kim’s Dokgalbi
  • Dave’s Hot Chicken
  • Cre8 Crepes- Japanese Style Dessert Crepes
  • Harajuku crepe
  • Blue Whale Bar- jazz bar
  • POKe’LOGIC- poke bowl in a pineapple
  • Nitro Puff
  • Tsujita LA artisan noodle
  • Republique
jun 18 2017 ∞
oct 16 2017 +
  • hetty chang
  • kimberly cheng
  • julie chen
  • susan li
  • melissa lee
  • amber lee
apr 24 2017 ∞
oct 16 2017 +
  • don't have time to hate the people who hate me, cause i'm too busy lovin the people who love me!!
  • Positive vibes lead to productivity
  • just b happy, they hate that
  • self love is your best defense against a man who doesn't care about your soul
  • don't let jaded people talk you out of your dreams
  • When you seek retribution instead of true justice, you're not only digging their grave but also your own.
  • How can people go even 3 months of their lives with nothing new, exciting, or inspiring to tell about? Work for the weekend? Fuckthatlife.
  • Surround yourself with friends whose values and actions inspire you.
  • Such humble beginnings to such incredible heights
  • Plunge yourself into the darkness to be a...
nov 1 2016 ∞
nov 1 2016 +
  • I will not be a woman who
    • is bitter
    • is resentful
    • is defeated
    • is hardened
    • is controlled by emotion
    • barely made it

I will be a woman who

    • grew wiser
    • was refined in the flames
    • persevered with joy
    • still loves
    • still forgives
    • made the most of every opportunity.

positive words

    • truth
aug 4 2016 ∞
sep 12 2016 +

the ultimate success formula

  • know your outcome- precisely define what you want
  • take action
  • develop sensory acuity to recognize the kinds of responses you're getting. are they getting you closer to your outcome, or away from it?
  • develop flexibility to change your approach if you're not getting closer to your outcome

seven character traits to success

  • passion
  • belief
    • every adversity contains the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
    • no such things as failure only results. replace failure with outcome.
    • know what is essential and what is not
jul 9 2016 ∞
jul 9 2016 +
  • almost famous
  • eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
  • 500 days of summer
  • her
  • breakfast at tiffany's
  • legally blonde
  • an education
  • the sandlot
  • perks of being a wallflower
  • grand budapest hotel
  • inception
may 24 2016 ∞
jul 6 2016 +
  • "We all die. the goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." - Chuck palahniuk
  • You are wrong if you think joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. god has placed it all around us. it is in everything and anything we might experience. we just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living." - chris mccandless
  • “Before even thinking about starting your own business you have to first commit to becoming the person you were born to be. Not the person you think you should be, the person your parents want you to be, or the person your friends expect you to be. In order to evolve into your true self and create a life you truly love, you have to embrace the inevitable fear and doubt and follow your heart no matter what...
sep 25 2015 ∞
nov 1 2016 +


  • the book thief
  • the bell jar
  • the glass castle
  • lolita
  • perks of being a wallflower
  • blueprints for building better girls
  • the unbearable lightness of being
  • gone girl
  • looking for alaska
  • battle hymn of the tiger mother
  • catcher in the rye
  • the opposite of loneliness


mar 28 2016 ∞
oct 11 2016 +
  • one minute manager | kenneth blanchard
  • we should all be feminists | chimamanda ngozi


  • the art of seduction | robert greene
  • 48 laws of power | robert greene

to read

  • lean in | cheryl sandberg
  • the year of magical thinking | joan didion
  • bad feminist | roxane gay
  • michael ende | momo
  • lionel shriver | we need to talk about kevin
  • cormac mccarthy | the road
  • malory blackman | noughts & crosses
  • jonathan safran foer | extremely loud and incredibly close
  • chimamanda ngozi adichie | half of a yellow sun
  • erich maria remarque | all quiet on the western front
  • tony robbins | unlimited power
  • tim ferris | 4 hour workweek
  • Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
jan 7 2016 ∞
may 22 2016 +
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  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost
  • Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou
  • Porphyria's Lover Robert Browning
  • One Perfect Rose Dorothy Parker
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay Robert Frost
  • A Lot Like You Rudy Francisco
may 16 2011 ∞
nov 16 2015 +
  • “If you want to write well, you have to get your heart broken by the person whom you entrusted your heart with. Be sad, drown yourself in sadness and loneliness. Watch yourself die and wither like a flower inside. Love someone who doesn’t love you back. Break your soul into million pieces. When you’ve done that, writing will patch you whole again. It would be the glue to your wrecked and broken self. It would be the light to your darkness. The one who’ll save you from drowning. The only thing that would keep you going in your shattered life. After that, after you’ve done all those stupid things, you’d write well.”
  • He sat on empty pages with insignificant words sprawled across them narrating love and alcohol and losses and drugs and homes with no roofs. His name plastered on cardboard covers binding hundreds of pages...
mar 15 2013 ∞
aug 4 2016 +

(read when feeling inadequate)

  • memorizing facts and things
  • typing fast
  • remembering little moments in life
  • learning foreign language
  • writing about my feelings
  • listening to others
  • making lists
  • planning ahead
  • being there for others
  • finding interesting articles
  • packing last minute
  • having neat handwriting/cursive
  • asking questions
jan 3 2015 ∞
nov 16 2015 +
  • vox media social media
  • hollywood reporter
  • variety
  • bustle
    • To apply, please send a resume, a short note about why you’re interested, and three related writing samples (links to published work is best) to Alexandra Finkel at write@bustle.com ASAP. The subject of your email must be “F/B Application: Your Name.”
oct 10 2017 ∞
oct 10 2017 +
  • medical clowning
    • buy the book
    • read the book
    • study for the quiz
  • improv
    • buy the book and read the chapters
  • pilates
    • make up the journal entries
    • make it pass no pass
  • non fiction
    • make up the first assignment
  • philosophy
    • make up all the assignments
    • go over the powerpoint presentations
sep 12 2017 ∞
sep 12 2017 +

‘get married soon,’ mother says. ‘it will be good for you. you’re getting old. you need to have somebody with you.’ i ask her why why why, and it always boils down to one word. partnership. ‘like the partnership between anjero and sugar.’ i tell her i dislike anjero, so she says ‘fish and chips. A marriage is fish and chips. you need each other to fill your bellies well. it is a partnership’ if i ask her about love, she shakes her head with vigour. ‘i’m not talking about love. love ruins things. a marriage is not made of love. but partners.’ so for once i listen to her, and i take a good look. i look at the partnership between my aunt’s bruised cheek and her husband’s knuckles. i gaze at the partnership between my father’s no’s and my mother’s yes’s and how his ‘no’ always has the last word. i look at the partnership between my grandmother’s loose ...

jul 16 2017 ∞
jul 16 2017 +

The precision model is a map of some of the most pernicious wrong turns in communication that people often take. The idea is to notice them and redirect them in a more specific direction. It provides us with the means to qualify people's distortions, deletions, and generalizations WHILE STILL MAINTAINING RAPPORT WITH THEM.

  • universals
    • words like ALWAYS and NEVER
    • shouldn't must can't
    • i feel depressed
      • why?
        • i always mess up
          • but do you ALWAYS?
    • your plan won't work
jul 9 2016 ∞
jul 9 2016 +

principle 1: simplicity

  • if you argue 10 points, even if they are all good points, most likely people won't remember any.
  • saying something short is not the mission, proverbs and sound bites are the ideal.
  • one sentence statement so that an individual can spend a lifetime learning to follow it.

principle 2: unexpectedness

  • you need to violate their expectations and be counter-intuitive
  • a surprise, alertness, cause focus, grab people's attention
  • generate interest and curiosity
  • open gaps in their knowledge and fill those gaps

principle 3: concreteness

jul 8 2016 ∞
jul 9 2016 +
  • be someone that r a d i a t e s positivity
  • be someone that lifts everybody's mood
  • be someone that cultivates gratitute.
  • think classic, clean, simple
  • i am sure or i feel strongly that vs. i think..
  • body speak, find your own personal style
sep 21 2015 ∞
jul 9 2016 +
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  • Prada Candy L'Eau (2013) short
  • Castello Cavalcanti (2013) short
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • Hotel Chevalier (2007) short
  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2003)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • Rushmore (1998)
  • Bottle Rocket (1996)
may 30 2016 ∞
may 30 2016 +
  • gender studies
  • religion
  • french
  • chinese
  • social justice
  • social psychology
  • us government
  • european history
  • poetry
  • art journalism
  • investigative journalism
  • fashion
  • music
  • food
  • myers-briggs personality type
  • asian american identity
jan 27 2016 ∞
mar 19 2016 +



  • high quality leather tote that fits many things
  • jump from paper backpack
  • brown crossbody bag from ohf
  • black crossbody bag from UO

shoes (don't buy anymore)

  • timberland knockoff boots
  • white converse
  • nike free runs
  • nude heels
  • nude pumps
  • black strappy heels
  • ae flip flops
  • timberland heels

tops bottoms

sep 25 2015 ∞
may 23 2016 +
  • good hair days
  • new school supplies
  • the feeling of having money
  • writing something that flows perfectly
  • finding perfect clothes on sale
  • hard work that pays off
  • sincere compliments
  • bonding with friends
  • getting lost in a good book
  • proving someone wrong
  • getting a text from someone you hoped it would be
  • crossing out everything on my to-do list
  • when someone remembers the little details
  • online orders that come in the mail!
  • when someone laughs at my jokes
  • pimples that go away
  • inside jokes
  • feeling of belonging
  • good customer service
jan 3 2015 ∞
nov 8 2015 +
  • yes please
  • how to sound more confident than you feel
  • slaughterhouse 5
  • letters to a young contrarian
  • this is where i leave you
  • do less: a minimalist guide to a simplified, organized, and happy life
  • norwegian wood
  • five people you'll meet in heaven
  • you are not special
  • thirteen reasons why
  • it's kind of a funny story
  • the kite runner
  • factory girls
  • eat, pray, love
  • what i talk about when i talk about running
  • the uses of the body
  • i just hope its lethal: books of sadness, madness, and joy
jan 2 2015 ∞
nov 16 2015 +