June 18, 2019

Golden Hour at Meteora

Right before parking at the outlook point, Kostas gently but firmly warned us to be careful on the ice. As he was saying this, he caught my eye in the rear view mirror and his eyes gave a knowing smile. I nodded sheepishly. Mom and Dad, neither of whom noticed the exchange, simultaneously asked, one in Cantonese and the other in English, “Did you hear that, Hannah?” 

June 14, 2019

College Time Capsule

4 years, living in 3 states, attending 2 schools for 1 degree (featuring 0 all-nighters and countless tear-soaked calls to my mom!). What a ride it's been.

June 2, 2019

The Oracle at Delphi


As I was preparing to leave Ithaca and thinking fondly of everything I love about it, the more I realized there were little bits of "Greek influences" throughout the city (aside from the name itself). 

May 24, 2019

161 Things I'll Miss About Cornell

1. All that's pretty and pink. (Note to self: visit during the last 2 weeks of April if you want to relive this wonderland)

May 12, 2019

Sunday Dialogues: Turtle Shell

Is it something that makes me, me, or is it a result of growing up in the same house for 13+ years? I don't know when it all started; I just know it felt a lot worse when I left Emory.

If you tap on my shell, you'll quickly realize, as it cracks and disintegrates before your eyes, just how much of a facade, a cold front, a defense mechanism, it all is. Really and truly, I'm fragile as heck.

May 2, 2019

Shayla in Spring

It’s mighty fine being a dietetic student. Most of your closest DPD buds are transfers, definitely share your love for science, will spend 9+ hours preparing to feed 811 people with you, and are drop dead GORGEOUS. Lucky lucky me. 

April 21, 2019

Travel Guide to Santorini

Santorini - it's white, it's blue.

Chances are, you've seen photos of the sun setting over a cave house-studded caldera. And if you have, there's an even greater chance that Santorini is on your list of places to visit one day. That was true for me and my family. Despite wanting to plan a more restful vacation, we couldn't not squeeze in a stop at Santorini. In other words, I was going to see that sunset.

Here are my recommendations if you're planning a trip to Santorini: