Destination: Paris, France (Spring Break 2018 Edition– Part 1)

Bonjour! Having just returned from my *much-needed* week off, I wanted to recap what I did (rather, where I went) over spring break. As I'd mentioned in yesterday's post, I went to Paris for the week. Truth be told, I originally didn't plan on going anywhere too far from where I'm living (near Lyon), but …

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Back from Vacation!

Hello, all! After about a week off, I've finally returned! Considering that I had time off from work, I decided to actually go somewhere. Especially when I had such a miserable time staying home during my February vacation, getting out of town was such a refreshing experience-- it has also helped re-center myself, even rejuvenating …

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Halcyon (feat. Valentina Franco)– Runaway (SSJ #73)

Happy Sunday, bloggers! This week's "Sunday Slow Jams" will be a different one, as it's from a *relatively* unknown artist by the name of Halcyon. With the track called "Runaway," it's an ethereal song which, contrasted with the hard-hitting beats in the chorus, is sure to take you away "like a dragonfly." https://youtu.be/Bc8y51Vu6EA Really, this …

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A Favorite Poem (Issue #31)

Hello! Welcome to this month's "A Favorite Poem" issue. This month's a particularly-fresh one, as it's a recently-released poem from Chinese-American poet Anni Liu. Titled "Ars Poetica in a Dream Language," it's an image-loaded, almost sensual, poem that addresses the harmony and tension between two cultures of the individual. Ars Poetica in a Dream Language …

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