It’s fun to be a soloist sometimes. I’ve been holding a microphone, singing and dancing around the house ever since I could remember. I’ll speak on behalf of myself, but singers love to hear their own voices reverberate against the walls.

But it’s not always enough. Actually, oftentimes you need…

Unknowingly, on this quiet Tuesday evening, I set my Spotify setting to alphabetical order, shut Shuffle off, and pressed Play.

I started singing my Heart Out by The 1975 as I busied myself around my apartment with random chores.

About an hour later, I found myself nearing the end of…

My dad and his sisters were boat people. Yup, the boat people you always hear people talk about when discussing the Vietnam War as if it were eons ago. When he finally got to America, he was a wide-eyed, scrawny, malnourished 27 year old with just the clothes on his…

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How I understood why and how I want to teach

This morning, I rolled out of bed after pressing snooze a few times, thinking “Great… today I get to teach for the first time. Hopefully it won’t be a disaster..”

I was feeling nervous, a little anxious, and undoubtedly sleep-deprived. But I knew I had joined USC’s Moneythink chapter a…

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I live in a city of wanderers

So after about a week of settling into the beautiful Bay Area, I think I’ve found my daily groove. I even have a favorite playlist to jam to as I walk up the hills on my way to the office, just on the edge of Union Square. …

Growing up in a hyperconnected world

This Memorial Day weekend, I get to spend some quality time with my family out in Chino Hills, a suburb about 50 miles from Los Angeles. As usual, my 8 year old cousin comes running to greet me at the door with a “jump-into-my-arms” kind of hug.

Then he goes…

For those of us who enjoy the thrill of a busy calendar.

I got my first planner when I was in 6th grade. Since I could remember, I have always loved organizing. Organizing my colored pencils by color, my birthday cards by date, my books by size. And now I could organize my life in this little handy dandy notebook.

Going through…

Catherine Uong

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