How a New York High School student spent the entire school year in China!

This past school year, our cousin, Christina Bowllan, spent the year learning, living and exploring in China. We interviewed her to help inspire high school students to travel, as well as educate other people who may be interested in traveling to China but don’t know what to expect. “Christina B. is currently a junior at…

@Neelam_: Muslimah Fashion

My name is Neelam Hakeem (@Neelam_) and I’ve always struggled with covering my hair because I’m obsessed with cute hair styles and I thought that covering it took away from fashionable looks I used to go for.  My opinion changed drastically on #MuslimWomensDay as I trolled trough the hashtag becoming spellbound by the beautiful Muslim…

Insights into a seasoned father

We learn so much from our father everyday… so we decided to share. 1. Knowing that so many children grow up without a father in the home, what is the importance of a father in the home? The Black father is one vital component that completes and give balance to the black  family. The Koran…

From College to… After College !

2015 was an amazing, stressful and long year ! From graduating from the best school in the world the illustrious Howard University ( the real HU !) to moving back and readjusting to life at home with my parents and deciding what was next for me. I lived off campus for 2 years so I…

Chin Sisters Road Trip

!!Click the link below!! Almost a year ago my cousin Amanda Chin & my sister Sajeeda Chin took road trip to the SouthWestern part of America– we hit Nevada, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. The main attraction was the GRAND CANYON! We spent 3 nights sleeping in a tent on the North Rim and everything that could…

Don’t just ‘Stay-at-home’, MOM

  Being a stay-at-home mom doesn’t mean you must stay home all day. Being home all day can suck and be depressing, especially if you can’t just cozy up and read your favorite book, do your hair or binge watch Netflix. I have a 8-month-old who demands most of my attention while he’s awake and…

Ten Universal Rules

One of the highlights for my trip to Alaska was vising the Alaska Heritage Center.Although I had mixed feelings about the performances, I loved touring the site and learning about the Native s of the land, the original people. I liked seeing many of the young generation of Native Yup’ik, Cup’ik, Inuapiat and many more…

# 1 Cardinal Rule; Broken

from: August 2014 Rule 1 number for every child growing up is- “Don’t get in cars with strangers.” So why did we? Here’s why: So of course Saturday is “adventure saturdays” here in Buffalo, since things are so hard to get to without a car, we stay close to campus during the week. So we…

Senior Year Shenanigans

September 2014 So its been a while since my last post but there’s been SO much going on ! My friend Erin re-inspired me to continue…”for the archives” So here’s a likkle recap 1.Senior year has officially begun and started kicking my butt !- with Senior Design, Traffic Engineering, Research, ASCE and now my new…