Adulting

This post originated as a personal essay written for my Creative Nonfiction course in Spring of 2017. The Tale of Celeste I want you to think about a young girl named Celeste. She is your typical high school senior, and recently accepted to her college of choice. She went to the admitted students day, submitted…

Word-for-Sense

Some of you may be wondering why this website is called Word-for-Sense, particularly readers who are unfamiliar with Translation theory. I came up with the title one day during my literary translation class, where we were discussing the classic and most basic conflict in translation, word-for-word versus sense-for-sense. A word-for-word translation is also known as…

Mandatory Sappy Graduation Post

Yesterday afternoon I graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Language and Linguistics and European Cultural Studies. I put a whole lot of work into the past four years, and I am happy to say that they have been the happiest four years of my life. I experienced many setbacks…