12 SIGNS YOU’RE AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

First semester at LMU is all done! It made me think of all the funny things that I’ve encountered being an International student on campus. I thought I should compile a list and see if any of you shared similar experiences like me 🙂 #1 You have to explain so many times why you chose … Continue Reading

TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS

I wrote this post months ago when I was going through a friendship dilemma but I was afraid to post it 🙁  For some reason I thought this post would be irrelevant because my blog is about college and life in America. But now I realize that friendship dilemmas, family problems and etc. do happen … Continue Reading

#SUCCESS: Tips to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything.

I heard this once and I will never forget this phrase “Motivation is fleeting.” If you think about it, how many times have you wanted to give up? And during those times how hard it is to think of WHY you started in the first place. I myself, have had so many moments of frustration … Continue Reading

WHAT AMERICA TAUGHT ME

I can’t believe this. My first blog post. I have the honor to share with all of you guys what I’ve learnt so far in America. To conclude this year, I wanted to share with you all some lessons I’ve learnt (the hard way) to help you if you ever plan on studying or living in this country. I feel strongly that these lessons have shaped the person that I am today.

As I look back, I feel very content with how much I’ve got done in a year living in America alone. Remember social media is a facade, you get to pick what you want reality to be for others. While it may seem like life here in California is sunny, warm and fun in fact it was the complete opposite for me. Not many people know that it was a tough decision I had to make despite my parent’s differences. That made me feel very alone. I had no friends, no family and I was very homesick because I did not like the food in America. I also didn’t understand the culture here. It took me a while to get out of that low point in my life and now I am feeling secure and I keep working towards being the best version I can everyday for myself!

Here are six top lessons I’ve learnt living in America. I guarantee you these lessons will not only prepare your emotional well-being when you come to America but it will also save you a lot of pain and surprises.

LIVING IN AMERICA: STRESS

In America you’re going to have to drive, cook, study, keep in touch with your parents, work part time jobs, build your resume, gym, on top of that make time for loved ones, take care of yourself and sleep. OH….AND off course add to the list; unexpected situations which you don’t want to be in. All … Continue Reading