Monthly Archives: January 2014

Countdown to Istanbul!

Apologies for the lack of posts recently! I’ve been swept up in a whirlwind of chores and errands in preparation for my upcoming trip. On February 3rd (this Monday!) I fly out to Istanbul, Turkey where I will have the wonderful opportunity to study for the next five months. I’m feeling far more confident and […]


So I just watched Her, and my oh my, was that film stunningly beautiful (both visually and orally). It tells the story of Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix), an ordinary man who is going through a pretty rough break-up. He then buys an artifically intelligent computer operating system, and gives her a female voice (voiced […]

Article Roundup II

(1) Anti-Black Racism in Korea: this pervasive foolishness Fantastic article written by Liazzat Bonate. She makes the wonderful point that, “The genius of whiteness is that it doesn’t need the presence of white people to continue functioning.” So incredibly true and profound. Give it a read! (2) The danger of telling poor kids that […]

My Favorite Albums of 2013

I’m a huge music junkie, and I have to say, 2013 introduced me to some amazing music all around. Here are the albums that I bumped for weeks on end during this past year, in no particular order! (1) Nothing Was the Same (2013): Drake As once mentioned on my blog, this album was ridiculous. […]

Cause you a good girl and you know it

But who said I wanted to be a good girl? While mindlessly bumping Bey’s album the other day (I see you B!), I was struck by Drake’s chorus on Mine, one of my favorite tracks on the album. In it, Drizzy raps,  “ Do you wanna roll for a good girl? Do it big, do […]


I’m pretty sure the Lion King will forever be one of my favorite movies…always reminds me of my dad.

An ode to Shad: Flying Colors, social criticism, and Canadian/Rwandan dopeness

Let me start off this post by saying that since November 2013, I’ve been INFATUATED with Shad. A Rwandan Canadian-born (London, ON) rapper, Shad’s flow is ridiculous, as he pulls listeners in with hard-hitting rhyme after rhyme. Shad’s been putting out work for many years now, but I was primarily introduced to him through his latest album: Flying […]