And That’s All Folks

Wow, can you believe the time has come? This is the last time we will be required to post on the class blog. Not that it was ever a bother, I really enjoyed this part of the class as it allowed me to vent, rant, and share my thoughts and experiences. I also got to…

NIAGARA FALLS & THOUSAND ISLANDS 🌍

I had not made any trips outside of NY since I arrived and I could not see myself returning in Paris and having made none trips. So, last week-end, with a friend, I made a quick trip (intensive) and it was very good! What I dreamed of having a little calm… FIRST DAY The first…

I forgot to change the category

“Who are you and why should I care.” Did I walk into the wrong class? I didn’t even know how to answer that and more importantly how was I going to to the class. I’m laughing now but I was intimidated. As only a freshman and more confused than ever, I had no idea what…

College/Life Rant

Go to college they said.Hurry up and graduate they said.Once you graduate, you’ll make a lot of money they said. I am so sick and tired of all these outdated hopes. Like hello, wake up it’s 2019 and even lawyers are struggling. I will never forget the time my dad told me about the Harvard…

Growing Up

But meThey cannot touch,Old Age and death…the strangeAnd ignominious end of oldDead folk! A short poem called “Youth” by Adelaide Crapsey. People take youth for granted. We forget it doesn’t last forever unless your black or dead. That was pretty dark (pun intended). Adulting is hard, but it’s way harder to remember to grow up….

It costs nothing to tell someone how much they mean to you! 💞

You can’t stop the time. Every soul will taste death. In what world are we living? Let’s be honest with ourselves, we live in a world of what? Money, sex, violence, lies? Everyone runs after what here down? The money! Are not there a lot of people who have been kidnapped for money? Are not…

Why I watched “Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark”

On February 16, 2011 Qatar based television station Al Jazeera, captured the Bahrainis protest against their government for Democratic rights in a documentary named “Bahrain, Shouting in the dark.” Bahrain is a small kingdom situated near the Persian Gulf. It’s the modern capital of Manama and center of major trade routes since antiquity. By later…

Ventures into Embroidery

Since mid March I’ve started taking up embroidery. I’ve done sewing before, so I was used to working with needle and thread.  Over the last few weeks I’ve completed a few different designs and patterns. I’m currently working on this tree, which has taken up a lot more thread than I thought. This is the…

ONE MONTH LEFT… overview of my exchange semester

It smells the end of the semester… and yes one month left in NY! I have long dreamed about the experience in American university and especially in New York. I really wanted to live this experience since I join EFAP, my school in France! NY is one of the most student cities in the United…

My early midlife crisis

On early Sunday morning, my mom and I went shopping for frozen dinners (as you all probably know I don’t have a kitchen currently). My mom recognized someone that she has known for a while (anyone who lives in our strange town never leaves). This person had midlife crisis written all over her. My mom…

Where to eat in New York? 🍴🤔

  New York is a very big and beautiful city where you can not get bored, but when it comes to food we are often lost! Lots of choices, and lots of tourist traps at a time, so where to eat in New York without getting scammed? I took advantage of my 5 months here…

An Overdue Review of Gone Home

This past weekend I was able to snag a free copy of the 2013 game Gone Home. Both lauded for its story by fans and critics and derided for being a “walking simulator” by others, the game sparked discussion on    You play as Katie, a college girl coming home to her family’s new home…

Life Happens Whether You’re Ready or Not

When it comes to my blogs, I don’t really plan for it because when I tried to do them “early” nothing comes to mind, in fact I kinda felt restricted as I was forcing myself to get it done, just to get it done. Instead of letting the ideas come to me and allowing myself…

My kitchen is in my living room

This past week has been quite the wild ride. The overwhelming stress of my short film production at the start of the week and ending with the packing up of the contents of my kitchen. I even almost fainted a few times from the tasks of the week. I have not recovered and I’m so…

Lost In Transition

I woke up one morning and I couldn’t move. My head was hurting, my back aching and I couldn’t bring myself to stand up. So I laid there counting the holes on my tiny ceiling. Hoping time would go as slow as my work days. I couldn’t sleep anymore so you know what that meant….

What my student exchange in New York brought me 🇺🇸🗽

      Based in Paris, and a student at EFAP Paris, I arrived in January 2019 in the United States to study a semester at NYIT and live a real New York experience that I dreamed for a long time. 4 months already passed and it’s almost the end of this wonderful experience (sad…