Saturday, March 4

Some Facts About Me


Spring break has finally arrived... woohoo. This upcoming week I'll just be relaxing in Boston; I won't be traveling anywhere. It's nice to be on campus without the hustle-and-bustle atmosphere. I'll spend my time eating, sleeping, working out, reading, painting, studying, walking around, exploring, watching movies, etc. etc. Just typical activities I very much enjoy. :) Anyhow, since I haven't shared too many details about myself on this blog, here are some facts about me...


  •  My first name is Iris... I always sign off my posts with I. My middle name is H... it stands for my Chinese name: Hai Yi. My last name is Lin... my blog is eponymously named. 

  •  I am 21-years old. My birthday is September 20 (just 4 days apart from my sister's, hers is September 16). More numbers, yay... I am 5'7, without heels... I wear heels often so with them on I'll range from 5'9 - 6'0. Just depends on the day, ya know.

  •  I was born in San Francisco, but lived in China from 1-5 yrs old... Cantonese was my first language. I speak English fluently and speak Mandarin. I can also speak basic French. I took Spanish in high school but that was way back so I forgot most of it. Would love to learn again, though.

  •  I live in Boston now; I'm a senior at Boston University. My apartment dorm has an incredible view overlooking the Charles River and the Boston skyline. StuVi1 for the win.

  •  I am currently blissfully single. And, no shame, I've used Tinder/Bumble before. I'm an advocate for using those apps, with the caveat that it's necessary to be smart and safe. 


  •  I played tennis for over ten years and earned a full scholarship to play on the D1 varsity tennis team at BU. I am also on BU's club squash team. I swam competitively when I was younger, before I committed to tennis. I was the queen of the breaststroke and I was top 10 in the nation at one point for tennis. Oh the glory days.

  •  My favorite fruit is the best fruit ever, aka mango. I love mangos. I love them so, so much. Frozen mangos, fresh mangos, anything with mango. Gimme gimme. I went vegan for three months before and I may or may not have had a mango with each meal. 

  •  I love ice cream. Oh my gosh, do I love me some ice cream or do I love me some ice cream. Ben&Jerry's Milk&Cookies is the best B&Js flavor. Two summers ago I tried a flavor from JP Lick's, in Coolidge Corner, Boston, with a combination of cookies&cream and cookie dough. Life-changing. I originally bought a small cup of it and then went back in line to order a pint. So. Good. *Currently eating a pint of Milk&Cookies while lightly jogging at a 10.0 pace/6.0 incline on the treadmill* 

  •  My favorite color is baby pink. It used to be BU red, then emerald green. Still love those colors, but baby pink is my favorite right now.

  •  I am neat and tidy and organized. I try to be as minimalistic as possible and try to keep my surroundings... i.e. my room, living spaces, etc... as clean and tidy as possible. I will go on cleaning sprees and once I start, I can't stop. Fair warning to current or future roomies. 


  •  I am an early bird; I wake up at 4:30am every morning.

  •  My favorite TV shows are Suits, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, and Seinfeld.

  •  I love C√©line Dion. Some other favorite artists: Coldplay, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, AJR.

  •  I just ate two too many of the recommended dosage of gummy vitamins.

  •  I drink black coffee. At least one big ol' mug of it every morning. Max two, though.


  •  My favorite animal is a fluffy, white pomeranian puppy. Notable mentions: baby elephants and baby pandas.

  •  I have always wanted to visit Paris and Bali. I dream of visiting Paris and Bali someday.

  •  I once created a two-story fort out of my dorm bed. The "downstairs" had a tv and fairy lights, and the "upstairs" had fairy lights and floor-to-ceiling curtains. Fancy, I know. In case you haven't noticed, I love interior design. I was also really into interior design diy-ing before; I refurbished furniture and once turned an Ikea wooden bed frame into a tufted upholstered bed. I made one for me, and then made one for my sister. 

  •  My favorite holiday is Christmas. The lights, the family time, the magic. Everything about it. Love. 

  •  I love to cook. I also love to eat. e.g. sushi, Mexican food, Chinese food, fries, anything really, I'm not a picky eater. Although I generally eat healthy, I love to indulge here and there. Read: pints of ice cream.


Well, voil√†! That was a list of 20 highly interesting facts about me, with just the ever-so-slightest bit of elaboration, haha :p

xo, I