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All of us have heard “Dress appropriately” or some variation of that “warning” at some point in our lives. It’s an implicit order to follow socially acceptable standards for whatever the circumstances are. Although some occasions like important ceremonies do require dress codes out of courtesy and respect, it’s time to realize that fashion is a right we can exercise at our discretion to help break antiquated customs. View Post

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Coming from an international school background, I’ve had my fair share of jet-setting. It’s no coincidence that travel culture has become extremely popular, since fascinating destinations are just a few clicks and steps away. And with travel comes new cultures, new experiences and new people that await us. However, it’s tempting to let ourselves loose and seek an escape by bringing out old habits that inhibit those excitements. That doesn’t mean we can’t be ourselves, but there’s certainly more to travel than validating our experiences.  So here’s how to make the most of your travels. View Post

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As I’m typing this, one hand is on the keyboard and the other alternating between scratching my skin and attempting to finish this blog post. Growing up with eczema meant that I had anything but perfect skin; I’d wake up to bleeding scars and wish that someday my skin would glow as much as my peers’. But since it is a life-long condition, I’ve learned that beauty, as much as people rant about its unrealistic/ unhealthy nature, is the key to building self confidence. View Post

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Visiting Dia:Beacon marked my second time encountering Richard Serra’s Torqued Ellipse series. I distinctively recall the sculptures’ sheer sizes during my first visit at a Chelsea gallery. They towered above us, prompting us to maneuver around the labyrinth pieces of steel. The movement of paths the sculptures paved, fooled our perception of the work, since we were consistently shifting our senses to comprehend the piece by whole. And this time at Dia:Beacon, the strong directional lighting from the warehouse windows gave a new light to the daunting yet mesmerizing installation. View Post

IMG_4038As a business school student, I’ve been to my fair share of networking and professional development events. Till this day, I am fascinated by how corporate culture has stripped away people’s personalities from head to toe, literally. From nylon pencil skirts to standard blue dress shirts, I can’t help but think that I’m already living in a dystopian society. But that doesn’t have to be the case. 
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