hello 2016!

Hey guys!

I was thinking about this blog and how I haven’t been doing a good job of posting regularly (whoops). So I went and looked through this blog today and realized it’s been exactly a year since my first post! I figured I’d catch you guys up on what’s been going on with me.

A few things have changed since that inaugural post, but I still feel like the same person. Here’s a quick and dirty recap of where I’m at right now:

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reconciling my beliefs with religion

(source: slate.com)

This is going to be one monster of a post, but in light of recent events, I felt the need to get my thoughts in order and articulate all the conflict that’s going on inside my head.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Many were overjoyed at the ruling; on social media, members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike added a rainbow-tinted hue to their profile pictures and made use of the #LoveWins hashtag. Even companies got in on the celebration and added rainbow colors to their logos.

And yet in the midst of all this celebration, some people, primarily conservative Christians, weren’t in a joyous mood. Some of these people are acquaintances of mine — people that I haven’t known for long but have gotten along with really well.

Before I get into my personal opinions on same-sex relationships and marriage, let’s back up a little.

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on racial identity, media representation, and finding my place in the Asian-American community

A few pictures from my travels to the Philippines, where my family is from.

A few pictures from my travels to the Philippines, where my family is from.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking as to where I fit within the Asian/Asian-American community. Blogs like Angry Asian Girls United and This Is Not Pilipinx have been great resources that have really helped me think about who I am and where I stand. In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, I wanted to share my thoughts on growing up Asian-American and trying to figure out where I belong.

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turning twenty

I felt obligated to take a Snapchat selfie to commemorate this occasion.

 

As of today, Friday, February 6, 2015, I am 20 years old. It’s not like I feel any different, and it’s not like 20 is a milestone age. As far as I know, the law doesn’t confer any new privileges to twenty-year-olds. (Now, 21 is a different story… 😉 ) But I guess 20 is significant in that it represents a new decade of life. Thinking about the fact that I’ve been alive for two whole decades is a little strange. Things were a lot different 20 years ago. Continue reading

allow me to introduce myself…

Hey guys!

My name is Alexa, and I’m currently a sophomore in college studying public relations. I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a personal blog for quite some time, and now I’ve finally decided to do it! Although I’ve had a Tumblr account for almost 5 years, most of my personal posts are buried under numerous TV show gifs and random pictures. I wanted to start a blog on a platform where I could gather my thoughts in a more organized way and perhaps sharpen my writing skills in the process.

Additionally, this year marks a bit of a milestone for me — I’ll be turning 20 years old in February! (Two decades old. What a weird feeling. And yes, I know the feeling only gets worse from here.) So I guess I also want this blog to serve as a sort of time capsule for me to look back on when I’m older. I get that I’m approaching what’s sure to be a transitional period in my life, and I want to use this blog to chronicle it.

Although I don’t really have a set format for what I’ll post or how often I’ll post, I figure I’ll just write about what interests me – anything from entertainment to sports to pop culture to fashion to current events. For now, I’ll just sit back, relax, and see where this takes me.

Here we go!

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