Musicals, Podcasts & Books

January’s been one long (but fun) month!

For starters, I started my internship at Microsoft! More on this in another post, but I am loving the work, the people and the overall environment. I feel humbled and grateful to be surrounded by some of the world’s brightest minds. I also helped judged nwHacks 2018! I know this isn’t a big deal, but it really was a special moment for me. nwHacks was my first ever hackathon I attended as a freshman and here I am now, on the other side of the event. As a person of habits, I was back at GIRLsmarts4tech volunteering for the third year in a row— it was still as great I had remembered it. And fast forward to yesterday, I dyed my hair blue and went to Vancouver TheatreSports to watch an improv show with my co-workers. 😂

Somewhere between all of this, I’ve started appreciating music (more specifically musicals) and podcasts a lot more in recent months, as I’ve spent more time commuting to different places. So I figured I could share some of my recommendations with you, listed in no particular order. 


Dear Evan Hansen

Perfect for: anyone looking for a relatable musical with a more modern sound


Perfect for: everyone, seriously, Lin Manuel Miranda has blessed the Broadway stage (to no one's surprise) again, please go listen to Hamilton right NOW if you have been living under a rock for the past year


Perfect for: anyone who still bops to Sara Bereilles' 2007 hit single, "Love Song"-- she wrote the entire musical herself and it's kind of the best thing ever

Ordinary Days

Perfect for: those looking for something a little different from typical broadway musicals

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Perfect for: those interested in a fresh take on a classic story (Tolstoy's War and Peace)-- ALMOST reminds me of Les Misérables and Hamilton


How I Built This with Guy Raz

Perfect for: techies, entrepreneurs, startup lovers


Perfect for: TV show lovers who are interested in dissecting the mechanics of iconic episodes

Reply All

Perfect for: anyone with a love for what's happening on the internet

Lastly, if you're interested, I started a bookshelf of books that I have recently read / am reading. Follow me here

That's it for now! Feel free tweet me any recommendations to add to the list.

I hope you have an incredible February! 🎉

Sincereley, Me