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Why I Am Obsessed With Learning Vocab ๐Ÿ“ (ft. My Lady Jane & SAT Flashcards!)

Why I Am Obsessed With Learning Vocab ๐Ÿ“ (ft. My Lady Jane & SAT Flashcards!)

ย Hello. My name is Zoie, and I am obsessed with learning new vocab.   I suppose a better way to put that is this: I am in love with words.   Utterly, completely in love with words.   My love for words is also why […]

Exploring the Streets of Pattaya, Thailand At Night ๐ŸŒ›

Exploring the Streets of Pattaya, Thailand At Night ๐ŸŒ›

โ€ Compared to the daytime, Thailand at night is a completely different world.   For many, Thailand is a place to relax on the beach while palm trees sway in the warm breeze of summer and the clear waves of the ocean rise and fall […]

Plans to Whisk Me Away in ๐ŸŒท February ๐ŸŒท

Plans to Whisk Me Away in ๐ŸŒท February ๐ŸŒท

ย ย ย โ€ Hellooooo everyone! ๐Ÿ˜† I hope your day has been amazing so far — mine has been absolutelyย wonderfulย today. I’m on a four-day weekend, the weather is warm and nice, and I finally made improvements and changes to my blog that I haven’t had the time […]

In Which I Find Out… A Gamer and I Have a Lot More In Common Than I Thought ๐ŸŽฎ

In Which I Find Out… A Gamer and I Have a Lot More In Common Than I Thought ๐ŸŽฎ

โ€ A computer whirs on a desk, the lid half-closed so that the screen isn’t a distraction but isn’t turned completely off, either. A large black microphone rests besides the glowing gaming mouse of the computer, and Sharpie illustrations customize the table of the desk. […]

THE BEAT ON RUBY’S STREET by Jenna Zark // Book Review

THE BEAT ON RUBY’S STREET by Jenna Zark // Book Review

โ€ โ€ It’s funny how something can look pretty good until you see it with someone else’s eyes. (Zark 48) โ€ Helloooo, everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve had the opportunity to write a book chat, so I’m very excited to talk aboutย The Beat on […]

Which Side of Me Do I Feel Closer To? ๐Ÿค” & Other Eurasian-Related Questions

Which Side of Me Do I Feel Closer To? ๐Ÿค” & Other Eurasian-Related Questions

โ€ ~~~   Being half-Caucasian and half-Cantonese has allowed me to be a part of both the American culture and the Cantonese-Chinese culture… but in the end, being a part of both worlds means that I, in my entirety, essentially belong to neither.   ~~~ […]

Why NOT Working on My Novel = Best Decision I Made ๐Ÿ“š

Why NOT Working on My Novel = Best Decision I Made ๐Ÿ“š

โ€ To this day, if someone asks me what my greatest accomplishment is, I will tell them that writing a 98,000-word manuscript is one of the proudest accomplishments that I hold dear to my heart.   Ever since the pull to write a novel popped […]

Dealing With Stranger Danger While Traveling | Castle Crags State Park, California

Dealing With Stranger Danger While Traveling | Castle Crags State Park, California

  Welcome to the beginning of the second road trip series on Whisked Away By Words:     โ„๏ธย The Winter NorCal Road Trip!ย โ„๏ธ   Right when Winter Break started on the last week of December, I embarked on another long camping road trip with my […]

Bangkok, Thailand’s Asiatique Night Market: An Adventure in Encounters

Bangkok, Thailand’s Asiatique Night Market: An Adventure in Encounters

Once upon a time, I was in Thailand. After days of nonstop travel and being on the move, I expressed my gratitude and appreciation towards my family for giving me the opportunity to travel. However, I reverently said, I would also appreciate it, please, if […]

the view from a home that is not my own // Black & White Photo Challenge

the view from a home that is not my own // Black & White Photo Challenge

I was challenged by Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner to participate in the Seven Day Black and White Photo Challenge, and I’m super excited because this marks the first time I’ve been tagged by a blogger to do something! Yay! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Thank you so much Sophie!ย ๐Ÿ˜„ […]