Natalie Zhang

July 25, 2014

A July Afternoon

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Normally (school time=2/3 of the year), I’m a hard-working person. However, during the break, all my energy is gone. The two things I enjoy the most are drinking tea with friends and baking. Lying in the couch for several hours, I feel like I’m becoming one part of the couch.   If I didn’t hear […]

June 22, 2014

Trip to Hangzhou, China

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Just back from this fun trip and can’t wait to share it with you!   Hangzhou is on the east coast of China and it’s really close to Shanghai. Chinese people love to compare Hangzhou with paradise: It’s one of the most modernized cities in China (even in the world), yet the natural environment is […]

May 28, 2014

Back Home

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Finals Week was really long: I have one exam on Monday and two on Saturday. This kind of prolonged schedule gave me an excuse to procrastinate in between.   We had some great adventures on Saturday night. The campus was quite empty at that time, so we got the chance to explore around and enjoy […]

May 1, 2014

ISA Farm Trip

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Last Saturday we went on the ISA farm trip, and… it was so much FUN!   To be honest, I didn’t expect it would be such a great trip, since it was a rainy day and we left the campus late. When we arrived at the farm, the rain stopped, and the next second, it […]

April 22, 2014

Fight for Class

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Happy Tuesday! Today is the day for rising sophomores to register classes for this fall. It is both an exciting day and an extremely exhausting day.   Rising sophomores always register after rising seniors and rising juniors, which is reasonable, but it’s really stressful for us. Last night, I checked the spots left in each […]

April 16, 2014

April sun, April rain, and April snow

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For people who just came out of the cold winter, warm sunshine is so precious and huggable. Every time I walk into the sunshine, I just feel like melting in it and flying with the fragrant breeze. Grass is getting greener and greener, so the winter dull ground finally gets its lively wig back. I […]

April 10, 2014

Ancient Religion in Modern Society

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I was EXTREMELY surprised when I saw monks walking on the quad. Before I came to the U.S., I had been to a lot of Buddhist monasteries, but I never expected to see monks on campus! Well, to be honest, I don’t really understand why they came here, since monks are supposed to stay away […]

April 4, 2014

Extravaganza & Art Trip

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The past week has been really tough. Mid-terms, assignments, painful transition from spring break to intensive studies… But in reality, “intensive studies” are not that bad, the worst thing is feeling lazy and tired all the time plus procrastinating guiltily. Well, at least everything is getting better now and life is as great as it should […]

March 25, 2014

Give Spring a Break

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How would I describe the difference between Miami and Easton? Well, I’d say it’s like the difference between an oven and a fridge. We went to downtown Miami on the second day of spring break, which is a Sunday. It’s already 11 am, but the street is still empty, unlike NYC or cities in China, […]

Cotton candy dot ice cream

March 13, 2014

Be True to Yourself

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As you grow up, people around you become more curious about what you are going to do in the future. I met a new friend during winter break, and he asked me what I would like to do if I could do whatever I wanted to. I said, as I mentioned to everyone else, I […]