Opening a blank word document is always so freaking intimidating. Geez. Dear everyone who has followed the past year of my life, I’m writing from the wing of a 737, and nobody is in the middle seat so that’s like seven years of good luck. I never get anything done on airplanes because I always fall asleep, but I just took a nap and am ready to … Continue reading On writing and fast cars and growin’ up. The purpose of freshman year, part 2.
Hello babies, Wanna know what it’s like to go here? I got a bunch of my friends together and we filmed a very long video about freshman life at Duke that I managed to shave down to 20 minutes. We talk about lawn chairs and Christmas lights and parties and classes and homesickness and give tons of unsolicited advice about our first year in college. I filmed this … Continue reading What’s it like going here? Duke Q&A
Hello friends, Yesterday was LDOC, or the Last Day of Classes, a longstanding day of uninhibited celebration here at Duke. Every year, the LDOC committee invites artists to play a mini music festival for all the students right before finals season begins. There’s a stage right next to the Duke Chapel and free pizza and snow cones and the sun is out and everyone looks very … Continue reading A Day in the Life Video: LDOC Edition
HELLO friends, I’m finishing up the last few weeks of school, and currently it’s 80 degrees and shorts weather here in the Gothic Wonderland. So many people have been visiting Duke and all the little senior nuggets are making college decisions. What a time. So excited for the summer! I went to go visit my amiga Audrey at Columbia during spring break and we had a … Continue reading A VERY SNOWY SPRING BREAK (NYC VLOG)
For everyone who’s asked about my time in DC, it took a while (a very long while), but I thought I’d wait for the immediate theatrics and media frenzy of the Women’s March to settle down, to actually think about its significance to me, before sharing with everyone else. It’s kind of scary that this post is still glaringly relevant, almost three months after the march, but I’ve … Continue reading A video/blog about Women’s March, 24 Hours in DC and some thoughts on identity as a non-activist.
Happy Valentine’s Day friends/family/boyfriends/girlfriends/exes/the cigar-shaped chocolate stick sitting on my desk. Wherever you might be right now in the swirly, heart-fluttery mess of the dating sphere, there is a group of freshman girls in college somewhere who’s overdramatizing the unbearable status of their singledom. Think Cher in Clueless. While I periodically indulge myself in the musings of such a group, Claire Bai, one of my best friends from high school … Continue reading Duke or Bai: Overwritten and under-enthused musings on love and millennial dating culture.
Hello! I’m Zoe from Georgia, mentioned in the occasional blog post, sometimes seen in pictures or featured in videos, otherwise known as “the roommate.” Alice and I threw our names into the bucket of fate by going random with our roommate search and met on move-in day with no prior knowledge of one another other than Facebook profile pictures. Strangers with wildly different hometowns and … Continue reading Guest Post! What it’s like living with Alice Dai. From, her roommate.
ANNOUNCEMENT dukeordai.wordpress.com is no longer. Welcome to dukeordai.com! Over the break I revamped the site and reorganized all of my posts. New logo! New fonts! New tags! New categories! At some point near 2AM one night, I was playing around with the new features in WordPress Premium, shivering at my desk since the heater was off and listening to Cigarettes After Sex but only because I had accidentally ventured into … Continue reading Introducing….dukeordai.com!!!!