Long distance friendships

Photos by YJ Productions As we get older and forge our individual paths into adulthood, it is natural for friendships to evolve. Friends move across the country (or even out of the country) for jobs, relationships, or other opportunities, which inevitably means the logistics of keeping up with the people we love get more complicated. After moving to Norway, I am hundreds of miles away from some of my closest friends. Across the distance, I still try to maintain correspondence with a handful of close friends that I made at various stages of life — the kind who I can […]

17 life lessons from Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf

Photos by Giovanni Rufino © 2012 The CW Network, LLC and Warner Bros. Nowadays, I rarely ever watch television or newly-released movies, but one series I made myself rewatch entirely was Gossip Girl. After going through every episode of the show from the beginning, I have a deeper appreciation for the early 2000’s and Blair Waldorf (my favourite character used to be Serena). I love the show not only for the high couture lifestyle it portrays, but also because it contains characters who are realistic but not naturalistic, who hold values that they strive toward, and whose integrity to those values […]