Finding a yarn shop was one of my concerns before coming to Florence. Even though I learned of Campolmi Roberto Filati in a blog post, it wasn’t until a guided walking tour of Florence University of the Arts’s facilities that I realized how close it was to my apartment. Some of the yarns in the […]
Disclaimer: This is a concept post. It is highly theoretical. The idea of “siesta” seems like fantasy to the modern American worker. How many times have you heard someone at work or school ask, as a joke, why we can’t have naptime like we did in kindergarten? Yet, In ancient Rome, and even to […]
A solution for the Pocket Puzzle of last post. If Alice flips 2010 coins, Bob flips 2009 coins, and Bob wins if he gets more heads or ties with Alice, is the game fair?
I love Thai food. It’s my second favorite food (tacos are first, of course). Thai cuisine is so unique. It’s one of the most popular cuisines in the world, and it has grown to be very popular in the U.S. Thai food is never disappointing. The flavor combinations are so interesting. Some common ingredients in […]
Florence is famous for its artisans and high-quality craftsmanship. The Oltrarno quarter across the Arno River is home to many workshops and boutiques. Many fashion designers source their materials, produce their garments, or base their operations in Florence. I’ve looked forward to visiting the museums I described here since I started thinking about studying abroad in Florence, […]
You’re sitting on the subway. Your phone has low battery, and you have nothing to read. How do you kill time?
I like to carry around a puzzle with me. Not a physical puzzle, like a jigsaw or a Rubik’s cube. A mental puzzle – something to think about for fun.
For me, the years from 2009 to 2012 consisted mostly of Fresh Meadows. I went to school here, at Francis Lewis High School. So I kind of have a soft spot for it. High school is usually a strange experience for us all. Personally, I didn’t like high school until senior year. Senior year was […]
Escape N.Y. or All Night Test Food Seoul Time Chung Kiwa Omma Sonmat 青청기와한국요리식당에서 엄마손맛은 오래간만 only 12 bucks! — “… 姑娘是個明白人，沒聽見俗語說的『萬兩黃金 容易得，知心一個也難求？』」” …True hearts may journey further unafraid of the mystery of what THIS is or is not. It’s not easy finding a special place where you can be alone and shut out the world. […]
Growing up, I remember being taught to fear “the other” men: the stranger, the crazy bum on the street, the random alcoholic, the violent uncontrollable man who might rape me. But what are the statistics on rape? So why are us women taught to fear men we don’t know when the danger is men we do […]