Monday, April 3, 2017

"My mother always said,"

"'Be careful what you wish for, because you'll get it. And then people will get jealous and try to take it away from you."

"I don't think that's how that goes."

(Apparently, I originally created this post in April of 2010, but I never clicked the Publish button. Even stranger, I watched every season of Mad Men, from series premiere to series finale. What a less #woke time for me. I know Mad Men wasn't as bad as Entourage, but still. It was a different ((not really)) time.)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

"You too late. Me and my people already here!"

As this Black History Month comes to a close, let us enjoy the Harriet Tubman episode of Drunk History, featuring the #BlackGirlMagic of Octavia Spencer and Crissle West.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Things can be two things.

Black AMPERSAND Latino.
(Click the link!)

Apples can be green.

Oranges can be round.

Fire hydrants can be yellow.

Geniuses can be underemployed. (Case in point: Me!)


Someone needs to inform George Lopez of this concept.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

How I created my family from scratch: Mahlena's Dream Board story

What is the ONE thing you would put on a Dream Board, 
if you knew it would DEFINITELY come true in 2 years?
(Tell me HERE.)

This is not a story about how to find a husband.

I want to make that clear, because

1. Not everybody needs a husband. Most people don't.

2. This story is about much more than that.

3. I don't want to write a story telling you how to find a husband! There are already plenty of relationship coaches and matchmakers and weird old men out there telling women (and men) how to find a husband. That's not what this is about.

Steve Harvey, I'm looking at you. 
bt-dubs, Asian men are just as delightful as men from any other continent.

Back to my story.

In January of 2010, I was broken up with. Okay, calling it a break up would be generous. I was swiftly rejected by someone whom I thought I was going to have a relationship with. I was devastated. And I still had to get through my final semester of business school, an experience that also did not live up to my expectations.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Behind The Scenes: Recording my new video training series, 
How to Study for the GRE Exam

To help MBA candidates and other Grad School applicants get into their dream schools, I'm developing a new training series: How to Study for the GRE Exam. This course speaks to the needs of dedicated students who want to boost their score on the GRE.

It's coming soon, so stay tuned!