This year was the first year I wasn’t home for Coachella or, properly, the Coachella Music Festival. Yet, though I was across the country from the event, it still felt more prominent than ever due to all the Snapchat stories, Facebook profile picture changes, daily (hourly) outfit updates on Instagram and so on. I felt […]

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The time is here. Marathon Monday. Roughly one million spectators gather along the route of the Boston Marathon each year to witness all types of competitors. Elite runners, handcyclists, veterans and first-time participants gather to race. Volunteers join together to assemble welcome packs for all runners, set up first aid stations and prepare for a […]

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Last Friday, my friends and I combatted the weather and hung out in the Seaport District for some great food. We found several highly-rated and popular restaurants around the Seaport area. Just by watching the pictures others shared made us salivate. Eventually, we decided to go to Row 34 for our dinner. Row 34 is […]

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My friend Zoe from home came to visit me in Boston this weekend. And due to an unfortunate non-refundable flight scheduling mishap, she was only in town for a little over a day. And Boston, being a large city, is resistant to being showcased only in a day. Boston really needs a weekend, or even […]

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Even though I’ve studied in Boston for almost one year, I’ve barely gone to Chinatown. Perhaps it’s because Chinatown is simply no longer attractive to me. I have been to Chinatown in Manhattan and Philadelphia, and they look the same to me. My friend invited me to go have lunch with him in Chinatown the […]

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Living in London for the past three months has confirmed my belief that their standard black taxis are part and parcel of the aura of this city. They are linked to the city’s image in a way that yellow cabs are associated with New York City. Surprisingly though, I never considered Boston’s variety of taxi […]

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On Saturday, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall welcomed six fabulous traditional Chinese music programs in a three-hour show. The artists in the show were pianist Meng-Chieh Liu, the Borromeo String Quartet and the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra. Liu, a Taiwanese pianist, became famous at the age of 21. He has performed with orchestras under conductors […]

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1. Trader Joe’s Oh Joe, I don’t know what I would do without you. You make off-brand seem like the best thing a product can be, and I appreciate your commitment to inexpensive food that doesn’t make me feel like I’m living in the Soviet bloc when I eat it. Everyone loves Trader Joe’s grocery. […]

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