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Call It

Note: Started writing this February 2020, finished it September 2020 because I didn’t know where I was going with it. I guess I just kinda went with it. Even though I’ve grown up with many languages and several cultures, I’ve always seem to run out of words. As a little one, I thought I was […]

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19 – 20 may 2020

*Following is a journal entry. I’m not trying to explain anything to anyone. It’s mostly raw, unfiltered reflections. Please do read my vulnerability. Since Monday, every class has been about relationships and emotional baggage We’ve been taking care of our inner child, and mending the gaps between the holes in our lives. There wasn’t much […]

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drawing

Snap.⁣⁣Life drawing found me by accident in uni. It was a very selective class and by some supernatural grace, I won the lottery. I legit thought it was a class for drawing fruit baskets or something. Excited to receive some drawing tips, with my newly bought charcoal and pieces of gargantuan sketching papers, I stepped […]

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Escapril 2019

escaprilday 2019 // 1: a fresh start two Costco bags full of umma-certified clean clothes, “unpacking cannot begin with wet clothes” Taipei humidity is unkind. coins clink, white noise revs drowning out the drizzle as heart somersaults to the rhythm of the cycles: what — tum — am I — ble doing — tumble — […]

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not written by me

This is a list compiled by our high school senior year English teacher, he was a thoughtful introvert who stuck to his guns about many values. My classmates always muttered he was a better person than a teacher, I still don’t quite understand what they mean. His class is probably why I graduated with a […]

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Nice to meet you, Death

17 Jan 2017 Aunt Sharon said as I graduate from high school, I will be entering into the age when friends are getting married left and right. She said she was entering into the age when friends’ parents are dying left and right. This was mostly true. I had several older friends who already were […]

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Lexicon

29 Mar 2015 In linguistics, I’ve learnt that there is this thing called lexicon in our brains. Kind of like a mental word bank–all the words you know or heard of by now. I clicked into my brain, just like I would with my laptop. I double clicked into this folder called lexicon. It showed […]

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Ex-roommates

18 Apr 2014 “You’re going to discover that conversations are best at 4 am. The heavier the eyelids, the sincerer the words. Those are the talks you’ll remember. It’s ok not to know the answer and silence is not awkward. It’s shared, so share it more often than not.” —Jeff Stuckel On the second day […]