a bit more exploring

Although I'm such a science person, I have this weird affinity for history. It makes me happy in a way that polymerase chain reactions and transaminases never will. So I was extremely, nerdily excited for this historical walking tour of the city that my school had arranged for us! We started off at this archway, the... Continue Reading →

thursday things [dublin edition]

This is my campus. There are swans in that lake. Love. "How to be Smarter: In general, there are two reasons for why you should be doing something: either doing it brings you joy, or doing it puts you on a path that will get you closer to your final goal. If something doesn’t fulfill either of these... Continue Reading →

happy new year!

Yesterday (January 23) marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year! It's the year of the dragon, the most auspicious year of the twelve zodiac signs, marked with good fortune and success. Fun fact: China is expecting a huge baby boom this year! Everyone wants a dragon baby destined for greatness. I have to admit... Continue Reading →

howth is magic

Last weekend, I went on my first mini excursion outside of the city! Technically, Howth peninsula is part of Dublin, but this little bay village was so radically different from the atmosphere of being in centre city that I felt like I was already exploring new Irish lands. We set out in the morning, passing... Continue Reading →

gingerbread cookies with royal icing

Can we pretend that it isn't a full three weeks past Christmas? And that it isn't completely unacceptable to be posting about gingerbread men right now? Let's pretend, because making these cookies was one of my favorite afternoons from before I left the states, and they are too cute and delicious not to share. There... Continue Reading →

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