For those of you who do not know, my name is Jacqueline Mamone, but I just go by my middle name, Rachel. Yes, it has made everything more confusing for my whole life.
Personal image of myself.
Anyway, there are a lot of things that are important to know about me. I am studying public relations. I have an adorable dog named Maggie (see image below), and I am obsessed with Gilmore Girls. Most aspects of my life all come back to one thing though, and that is my love of food.
Personal image. My Pomeranian, Maggie.
I have the strong belief that food can bring people together and bring out the best in them. Some of my favorite childhood memories took place at various family holiday meals. Food has also been one way that I can experience parts of other cultures without traveling far from home. Different dishes serve as different reminders of certain people or moments. The practice of sharing a meal with someone is almost a sacred act to me, and I try to make the most …
It was barely lunchtime, but Alice already wished that the day was over. She was sick of spending day after day hanging out with her sister, Nancy, trying to fill what felt like an endless summer. Alice and Nancy used to have so much fun together during school vacations. They would use their imaginations to travel to faraway lands, slay dragons, and fly over the mountains. These days, all Nancy did was stare at her phone. Scrolling and scrolling. Swiping and swiping. Tapping and tapping.
Not only did Alice miss playing with her best friend, she missed the adventures that they once went on so often. Alice found no enjoyment staring at her phone for hours and hours, so she eventually decided to do something else.
"I'm going outside to play. Do you want to come with me?" Alice asked Nancy.
Nancy looked up, rolled her eyes and just shook her head.
Alice stomped outside and started trying to imagine things on her own. It …