En una temporada de nuevos comienzos

“In God’s time, when He gives you a dream, you better believe that it will come to pass.” – Pastor Charles Olmeda. [English translation] Happy New Year! ~ Happy 2018. This is a time of new beginnings, or “una temporada de nuevos comienzos.” The things we left behind in 2017 remain in 2017 – or we can…

Tomato & Carrot Soup

September, October…November. Where did October go? How did I miss an entire month of blogging? The upside of my writing absence is that writing missed me. These past few weeks have made clear how important writing is to me, and that I *hopefully* won’t let more than 30 days go by without checking in here;…

Word on the street

Phew! It’s been a minute. This summer I’ve taken a few months to decompress, rest, and connect with lawyers in the community and Lehigh Valley (my hometown!). Never too far from the City and its neighbors though, with: 1. Interviews/meetings in the Philly area, +2. *A remarkably incredible and LOVELY Indian wedding in Wissahickon earlier this…

Self-portrait v. 1

July 29, 2017. I give all of the glory to God. Three days ago I sat for the two-day Pennsylvania Bar Exam. This entire study process has been daunting, humbling, intense, and now – a great relief. During the increasingly scarce non-study hours, I managed to create new law friendships, learn new music, cook (finding…

Update: “New Things”

I finished reading War and Peace during my spare, non-study time…which lately has been fewer and fewer hours each day. The version I have is translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude, and includes lots of supplementary material like Tolstoy’s personal reflections and posed Q&As regarding his book. It took me years to read it after…

Update: “New Things”

I got a keyboard!! 😃 It is a full (88-key) M-Audio Keystation – a beauty, and I’ve actually had it for several weeks. I love it! With semi-weighted keys, the best part(s) about this Keystation is that you can connect it to your laptop, record, synthesize & compose music, play different virtual instruments, and get the authentic sound of…

Update: “New things”

This week’s event was making progress in Bhujapidasana, an arm-balancing yoga pose. (Yoga365Days has good steps for this). I had never been able to balance this pose quite right – and have always had relatively lean arms – so getting the balance and strength was a huge progress point for me. And it was fun! It’s that moment…

A change of pace: food!

I do not intend this blog to focus on food, but it is a huge part of me, so inevitably it will come up from time to time 😌. Lately, cooking also helps carry me through studying and the pressure that comes with it. This environment breeds creativity. My grandmother and I spoke a few days ago…