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
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
Perfect for: techies, entrepreneurs, startup lovers
Perfect for: TV show lovers who are interested in dissecting the mechanics of iconic episodes
Perfect for: anyone with a love for what's happening on the internet