Turning over a new Leif

I’m packing. Boxes are slowly starting to pile up on my couch, which I’m giving to a friend for next year. The walls of my room are bare, except for a clock I got at IKEA before freshman year (gotta leave it up to keep time!). I’m going through the drawers, just shoving everything that’s inside into any free crevice a box allows – and then I see an envelope.

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Ramen? Amen: in line for Ramen Nagi

A good portion of my time this summer has been, for the betterment of my taste buds, an exploration into the many eateries the Bay Area has to offer. As a result, it was with great excitement that a few Sundays ago I was able to try Ramen Nagi, the much-hyped ramen place exported from east Asia known for their noodles handmade daily. Needless to say, I (and my stomach) was ready. 

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Summer days drifting away

To the gorgeous reader who’s stumbled their way into this blog, I’m happy to report to you that yes, I’m still alive, and yes, summer has been an incredible experience. But before I start off today’s update of just how incredible summer has been so far, I highly encourage listening to Talisman’s latest EP, Muliwai, while you’re reading. You might even hear a familiar voice there. Go ahead. I’ll wait for you.

Good? Let’s go. 

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An unexpected return to form

Hello! As I sit here on a comfy armchair trying not to doze off in Old Union, I realize that it’s been a while since I’ve last written anything just for myself. Beyond the academic obligations to write papers and finish problem sets and write more papers, I also lost the drive to write, whether that was out of apathy or otherwise. It’s taken quite a bit of soul-searching I suppose, but I’ve gotta say I’m in a much healthier position to write, and I feel so much more energized to because of it. This quarter has definitely had its ups and downs, but I don’t ever want to forget the good memories I’ve made.

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