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)
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
This past Saturday, I attended the Women in Mathematics in New England (WiMiN) conference at Smith College. It is a one day conference geared towards women, especially undergraduates and post-baccalaureates, and this was my third year attending. Something that's very exciting about this conference is that it's a conference organized by women for women. Some … Continue reading Women at WiMiN!
It's the end of the first week of the semester (or the beginning of the second, depending on your viewpoint), and I was back at my favorite coffee spot. I really appreciate how much natural light you can get in there, even though it makes for weird photos. Also, apparently there was a scavenger hunt … Continue reading New semester!
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
June was Pride. It was an excellent reminder that diversity is something to be loved and celebrated. It was also an excellent opportunity to make rainbow desserts. My habit of browsing the internet for recipe ideas in my free time has led to a growing list of things I want to make. Basically I have … Continue reading Pride and baked goods
I randomly had a craving for marshmallows, so I bought a bag. Objectively I knew I wouldn't eat that much of the bag but it was on sale. I was left with an entire bag (minus 3) of marshmallows. So I decided to knock another item off my dessert bucket list: rainbow Rice Krispies treats. … Continue reading Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats
If you occasionally read food blogs or browse Instagram, chances are you've seen some variety of rainbow cakes/cupcakes. I have to admit that they've been on my baking bucket list for a few years. So I finally took the plunge! I normally bake chocolate cakes, the goal was rainbow, so I needed a white cake … Continue reading Rainbow cupcakes
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
It's always exciting to be able to be a part of an event geared towards encouraging women and minorities in mathematics. I recently attended Beyond the Binary, an inclusive conference at University of Hartford geared towards undergraduates, organized by Alicia Marino and Hwayeon Ryu. One of the highlights of the conference was the panels. My office … Continue reading Beyond the Binary