As you can see, I have not been to the nail salon in a very long time. A very long time.

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These are my press-on nail tools : Acetone, Cuticle Pusher/Nail Plier, Fake Nail Remover, Kiss Press-On Nails/Nail Glue, Nail Grooming Set, Fake Nail Trimmer

The pandemic has provoked many different insights for all people on this Earth. And for me, a lot of those insights have been about DIY manicures. Specifically, why press-on nails—which a lot of us haven’t tried since we were young—are the way to go!


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1.The Really Junior Kind

In software development, it is not uncommon to find a kid who just finished college working next to your cubicle. This person is ready to go over capacity, understand all frameworks and learn every single language in this planet. Hell, this person wants to do your job, bosses job and his/her job for twelve hours straight. Still, through all, the really junior kind will have smile on his/her face. I am definitely not saying one should be like this in anyway. I mean, only if you want to, I guess.

2.The Mediocre

This person has been…


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Dear Cigarette,

Every now and then, I think about all the times we have spent together. The times I used to walk out in the pouring rain to waking up in the middle of the night. You were like a forbidden affair. The type one would try to hide from their spouses and children.

It has been years since we have been around each other. Just like a love affair, I almost wondered how I was not driven to an early grave. All the lies, secrets and hiding. I have not forgotten about the lies I have told myself …


It was a warm, rainy night in DC. I stopped adulting for the night.

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When I was single, I was somewhat reckless. Well, more so than now. I would have endless nights of whiskey, Uber rides, random strangers, conversations with friends that made no sense, and many black-tie events. My 20s were a dreamy blur. Thinking of all these things brings Halloween 2017 to mind.

Warm, Rainy, and Dreamy

I spent most of Halloween night 2017 in an underground masquerade ball. There were naked people, candle wax drips, people getting spanked by various objects, and possibly more. It was also…


Our feelings—highs and lows—about being a woman are valid.

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Image Credit: Summer Arlexis/ Bustle.com

Even in the modern society, it is easy to get lost in your own head and lose track of the rights and the powerfulness of us women. It does not make us any less forward thinking or empowering. When these moments of being lost occur, it is totally okay to ask for help and not avoid these feelings. It just simply makes us human. I will tell you about my downfalls and where it resonates from.

To start, I grew up in a traditional Asian immigrant family and a very shallow one. My mom was one of those women that…


This is a true story

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My Childhood, Los Angeles Neighborhood.

In the year of 2005, Los Angeles seemed eternally hot. My family did not believe in AC, so everything was always sticky inside the house. Most days were spent inside with AIM, Xanga, YouTube, Yahoo Mail, New Grounds and an extremely smelly dog. I became extremely well-versed in never leaving any food exposed to the air. Otherwise, you may just end up eating a soup full of flies or a flying cockroach.

Most days felt like time was just slowly melting away under the extreme layer of smog and heat. Someone that was there through…


Racism is not always overt, in so many words.

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Image Credit: danceswithfat.org

We live in some turbulent times, if that is not already known. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered some people to reveal their true colors. Boy, we cannot say that enough, can we? More than ever, inequality/police violence has never been more prevalent in our modern times. However, racism in the US can be sooo much more than that.

What is Tone Policing?


I think I have mastered the art of Shakespeare.

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A cat that I am deathly allergic to

“To amazon or not to amazon”
“To TP or not to TP”

“What’s in a package?”
“What’s in a fridge?”

“Fridge is empty and all the foods are not there”
“Wine glass is empty and I am sober”

“These deviled eggs have violent ends”
“Expired milk have violent ends”

“Now it’s the stomach. of discontent”
“Now it’s the me of discontent”

I have IBS. I should see a doctor forreals. Happy Friday 🙃🙃🙃

PS I am so gangsta.


We are all mediocre and excellent in every way. Also, this may contain spoilers.

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Official promotional poster

Judd Apatow is notorious for creating/directing coming of age like films for adults. Some of his works feature the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009), This Is 40 (2012), Trainwreck (2015) and The King of Staten Island (2020). If you ask me, I thing all these films are poignant, funny, crass and even tear inducing.

As the title suggest, we are all Scott Carlin (the main tatted dude)in some ways. Yes, Scott gives tattoos to children/ dropped out of high school/ has shady friends/smokes weed all day/ lacks direction/ lives with parents/ hates mom’s boyfriend…


I am sure we all have some version of the #qurantinelife stories that involve baking and hair styling. Welcome to mine..

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I have been embrcing my glasses. No need to be a beauty queen no more.

In the spirit of the quarantine life, my closet has never been so organized! Why? I hardly wear regular human clothes. It is all a pile of lounge wear. What do jeans even feel like? Can someone please remind me ?

Yena Choi

Jill of all Traits. Federal Employee. Software Development. Night Owl. Not Vegan. Cat Lover. Artist. Daughter. Sister.

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