An attitude of gratitude

The Way I See It

Once, when I was a child, I set the garden hose to the sprinkler function and sat under a huge umbrella protecting me from the spray of water, just listening to its sound. It was all very romantic and strange. And it involved a huge amount of wasted water. The
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Dotted Lines

The Way I See It

Annual trips to Korea in my childhood gave me glimpses into the crowded streets of Seoul, where morning and night blend together and life thrives incessantly on the main streets of the city. I’ve seen the red tents that pop up in the early evening and stay up late into
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Modern day slavery

The Way I See It

In light of my upcoming trip to Cambodia, I have been reading a lot of Southeast Asian news so as not to seem completely oblivious when I arrive. Of the many things that I have read, one societal ill that continuously appears as a dominating issue is the exponential growth
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Finding purpose down the road

The Way I See It

Upon hearing many recommendations and reading various quotes from the novel “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac, I took it upon myself to read it at the beginning of this past spring semester. And still, despite hearing many of many friends argue about how great the book is, I cannot
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Coffee with Pottermore

The Way I See It

On July 15th, 3 a.m. you would have found me nestled in a Shattuck movie theater seat, breathless with joy, eyes twinkling in anticipation, a lightning bolt scar obnoxiously shining forth from my forehead. I’m going to make myself very vulnerable to you, dear reader, and reveal the absolute love
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This is a good season

The Way I See It

If it were up to me, school would be optional centers of joyous learning where tears of happiness are spilt over intellectual conversations, stimulating reading and a lot of hugs. Very little is up to me, sadly. Instead, school has become, for many students including myself, a rectangular plot of
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Resovling to conflict

The Way I See It

I’ve never been fond of conflict. I mean, who is, right? Nobody likes conflict; it’s faux pas to desire anything other than peace. And as “Miss Congeniality” dictates, “world peace” is a required goal for all members of society. But while nobody enjoys an atmosphere of discord, I always took
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