Author Archives : Thea Zen

Review: MyPlate Calorie Tracker


One gentleman recommended MyPlate Calorie Tracker, an app where you log and track your caloric consumption. After several months of consistent use, I’ve gathered enough insight needed to offer my opinion on this app’s efficacy. DISCLAIMER While there are other apps with similar functions, MyPlate is the only app I used. This is also not a paid sponsorship post. All opinions are my own.…

Buy American? Date American?


The common theme regarding American women as deteriorating products (at an aggregate level) in the dating market prompts questions regarding the feasibility of dating American women. After reading contentions from both sides, I noticed the climate of such discourse mimics that of discourse on the feasibility of buying products made in America vs buying those made in foreign countries. Although being of unequal footing among each other determines purchasing power/affordability…

2016 Dating Discoveries & Takeaway Lessons


I want to share two examples where relationship potentials faded and conclude the post with takeaway points. I must preface with the that 1) these encounters began through an online dating website, and 2) it would be a long-distance. Despite knowing this, neither one ceased communication immediately. I’ll name them after the month of our initial contact to maintain privacy. August August initiated contact with me at the…

No, Nonsense Upbringing: So Valuable, It Hurts


As a child, I had disdain toward my father for the way he treated me. Our family did not and still does not epitomize the ideal, happy-go-lucky nuclear family structure that I’d like to establish. However, amidst the dysfunctions and tears illuminates a glimmer of hope, a blessing in disguise. His no nonsense ways of rearing me, albeit creating a dysfunctional family atmosphere,…

My Post-Shower, Nightly Skincare Routine


One of the New Year Resolutions that women should declare, if they have not already done so, is to practice self care. Skin care is among one of the many aspect of self care that women must implement. A good routine preserves your skin’s aesthetics and health. Without further ado, I will share with you my current, post-shower nightly applications. 1. The Body Shop:…