Observations->Philosophical ThoughtsArchive

Sep 01

The adorable little girl on the left is my six year old niece on her first day of first grade. She has been counting down the days of summer and is so excited to be joining the world of school-ies. And you guessed it: There on the right is me, on the first day of […]

Jul 01

My Audiology Article Published!!!

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Jun 27

Happy Summer to you! I’ve been enjoying my summer with fresh fruit, milkshakes, two summer classes and an incredible AUDIOLOGY internship. Plus, a trip here and there to the city, which brings me to Summer Ramble: The East Village. A friend of mine made up for us to meet at a cafe in the east […]

May 09

your study abroad. Like so many college students I find myself at the end of a long semester. As I prepare for finals, I also reflect on how this semester has been different from others. Last semester I was in Melbourne Australia, adjusting not only to a new country but to different educational practices, especially […]

Apr 22

This year’s JFEW Spring Retreat was as inspiring and relevant as last year’s event (previous post): We kicked off the day with a session led by Ben Messner about “Strengths,” focusing on directing our lives based on our greatest talents. We had all taken an online evaluation that defined our top five strengths and during […]

Feb 24

This week the Brooklyn College Honors Lounge held its annual Travel Art show. Students who traveled, studied, and volunteered abroad shared pictures and stories with each other. Plus, a cultural potluck! Out of approximately 2,000 digital photos that took  in Australia, I chose five that reflected how inviting Melbourne was by choosing photos that emphasized […]

Dec 22

To tell you the truth, I love flying. I love airports. I love the feeling of having a destination to look forward to and the feeling of leaving somewhere where people will miss you. And let’s face it, when do I get to sit back and watch back to back movies, especially recently-released special features. […]

Oct 18

The study abroad site Go study in Australia! are running a video contest for north American students studying in Australia. The theme is “Future Unlimited: How might studying in Australia will benefit your future. This is the video I’ve been working on for so long and I really hope to win! (first prize is a […]

Oct 04

Hey Everyone! You must know by know that I love art, and therefore museums. With all due respect to classics, I must say that Modern Art grabs your attention and imagination in an underhanded way. You try to get inside the artist’s head and understand why they would do such a thing. Of course, there’s […]

Sep 27

HD! (not cameras this time!)

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Wow! Yay! I got my first HD today! You could see my jumping for joy and grinning from ear to ear. Now, you’re asking yourself, “What is an HD, and why are you making a fool of yourself with that happy dance in the hallway?” Unlike the “high definition” standard in photography, HD stands for […]

Sep 21

“I love this city!” “How cool is this city!” “This is an amazing city!” “Did I mention I LOVE Melbourne!!!” ==== Today, I went out for coffee with my friend-a very Melbournian thing to do-and as we were walking around, I didn’t stop pointing out how smart Melbourne is. I know that might sound like […]

Sep 20

Heya! Everyone knows that one of the first things you do when you temporarily relocate to another country is…buy a cell phone (that’s ‘mobile’ for you non-American folk). Way back in July, when I arrived here, I sought to get the cheapest phone and cheapest pay-as-you-go plan. Luckily, I have a good friend who lives […]

Sep 14

Readit1st “The Help”

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Hey Everyone, Not a travel blog, but a worthy thought nonetheless- You know the movie that came out recently, The Help, about a bold young reporter who realized it was time to change the way the help was being treated in Jackson Mississippi in the ’60s. Well, I really wanted to watch it and was […]

Sep 12

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Aug 28

Hey Everyone! One of the things that’s immediately striking about living in Melbourne is how health/environment conscious people seem to be. My host family is really good at this and I’m learning so much by living here. First of all, we never use plastic plates or cups in the house- what a waste! and we […]

Aug 22

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