Snaps, thoughts, and occasional musings from a third-culture lady currently residing in the land of maple leaves and ongoing winter wonderland.


"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Eleanor Roosevelt


My Top 5 TED Talks

In the last four years or so, I've watched plenty of TED talks. I used to make time to watch at least once a day, and then it eventually...

Review: La nuit avec Laneige

My first proper trip back to Edmonton, which involved lots of amazing food and great company.

Review: How Clinique Saved My Lips

After the Christmas holidays, not only I was faced with the holiday weight I had to lose (the Christmas feast was unreal y'all), I was...

An Ode to Takumi Ramen

When I lived in Canada, I lived for the ramen bowls. I always try to grab a bowl whenever I have the chance; be it in Edmonton, Calgary,...

First Trip to Rotterdam

Yesterday I had the chance to visit the city of Rotterdam for the first time. To be honest, the reputation of the city is a bit of a...

Welcome to Andrea Writes!

For as long as I can remember, I have tried to consistently maintain a personal blog for years. One time, I tried to blog about...



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