Forget the Thanksgiving Turkey

By Daniella Djiogan So, this year like the previous one, has been one without the turkey. It’s been somewhat of an unspoken decision we made in recent years because of my families sudden interest in health. No, perhaps we rarely roast the turkey these days because it is just too unbearable to finish the whole…

Nothing Better Than Submersing Yourself In Another Culture

By Daniella Djiogan It’s been a few months since I came back from my one year teaching experience in China, and I still have mix feelings about the whole thing. Sometimes I miss Sichuanese food like crazy…especially the street food, sometimes I miss my roommate [we’ve been through thick and thin in a foreign land], sometimes,…

A Day Back In My Roots

By Daniella Djiogan It’s been awhile since I have seen myself in a traditional outfit…PROBABLY a heck of a long time. I rarely wear them these days because…well I only have about two of these gorgeous babies; clearly not enough to wear them all day every day. Plus, I probably didn’t wear them for so…