In Babblings Posted

An Aussie Year

Remarkably, I hit the one-year mark in Australia earlier this month. It’s been a crazy year – nothing anyone would have imagined – but still flew by. Throughout the year, I kept documenting small reflections on my experiences that I thought I’d share as learnings. Everyone is so incredibly nice. Someone helped me parallel park […]

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“Where are you from?”

“No, really, where are you from?” (In Australia this has become “what is your background?”) The number of times I’ve been asked this question is definitely more than the number of times i’ve been asked my name. As someone who has grown up as a third culture kid, it’s a question I’ve had to accept […]

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Lessons Learned: The 5 Year Mark

This past Monday marked the 5-year mark of working in the design industry. While seemingly a small milestone, I thought I would take this time to reflect on some of the professional lessons I’ve learned since grad school through various jobs and industries. Many of these are “people skills” while some are situation-specific. Invest in […]

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Sundance Film Festival 2019

Every year, I’ve been trying to find an experience I’ve always wanted to have and cross it off the bucket list. For 2020, it was the Literature Festival, for 2019 it was going to Sundance. I’ve always been fascinated by films and in recent years have attended quite a few foreign film festivals (abroad and […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Nesting

A friend recently asked me for advice on how to arrange a new apartment. I’ve gotten similar sentiments from different friends over the years and thought I’d organize my thoughts a bit around the subject. Some guiding principles Only for you. Similar to travel, you can make your space instagram-friendly but at the end of […]

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