The Holidays (part 1)

My blog has been a bit neglected lately due to the end of semester, the holidays, JMM, and then more holidays. So I thought it might be interesting to write about how I experience the holidays as an ABC (American born Chinese; now that I think about it, this may or may not be a … Continue reading The Holidays (part 1)

Melted Witch Cupcakes

Yesterday I finally knocked another item off my baking bucket list. One of the things that regularly pops up when you google Halloween cupcakes is: You can find the recipe for the first cupcake here, and the 2nd is a Pinterest image. Anyways, this led to "Melted Witch" cupcakes landing on my baking bucket list. … Continue reading Melted Witch Cupcakes

Zucchini bread

I first stumbled upon the idea of zucchini bread in, of all places, a romance novel, and was instantly intrigued. I had heard of banana bread before, but zucchini? The curious baker in me had to know what they tasted like. This is actually the second time I've made them, and both times they've disappeared … Continue reading Zucchini bread


The first weekend of June was the GSCAGT (Graduate Student Conference in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology) at Temple University and last week was all about getting back on a schedule. GSCAGT is one of my favorite conferences because of how diverse it is in terms of the people and the mathematical areas. In addition, because it's … Continue reading GSCAGT