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i don’t want to write

March 10th-ish 2019 ‘It must be the terrible air quality,’ I tell myself. ‘It must be everything like: not having friends, not being able to be in a community, not getting my favorite oolong tea at the tea shop next to church.” Wednesday, Seoul air quality peaked to the point where I thought the world […]

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Slowly

I woke on the morning of February thirteenth, muttered to umma “I should check the results for the working holiday lottery thingie”. Turned on the laptop, clicked on the notice that announced who got the lucky golden ticket (not to the chocolate factory). According to the Korean alphabets, Ko should have been the first few […]

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I have a job now.

Laundry is spinning around as I type this. I look over and wonder if I added too much detergent because the bubbles forming inside the washing machine seems a little too excessive. Not sure if I was just too excited from all the energies teeming around me or the overly caffeinated tea I just had […]

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jan 2019

The accumulative snowing minutes I’ve witnessed for the last month is five. Five short minutes where I saw teeny flakes floating down like heavenly dandruffs. My only heavy snow memory is when I was five—appa and I had a snow fight while umma was inside most likely cooking lunch. It’s almost a week since my […]

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Taipei City

10 Aug 2018 Dear Home, I’m sorry to have denied your rightful title for so long. I don’t think I’ve ever loved you till recently: how comfortable you have grown. You were this disgusting humid prison that I felt stuck on for the last seventeen years of my life. I hated your sauna-like summers, rainy […]

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winter

november Another four pages of my calendar book has passed. As I flip through it, I see many names of people I love. On one hand, I’m confused as to how I managed to not exhaust myself but on the other, I can feel that my heart tank is extremely full. November was spent mostly […]

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The Graduate

7 Nov 2018 I will in no way compare myself to the main character in the movie I have titled this entry, but I will write you what life has been like going from a full-time student to a college graduate. UGH I JUST WANT NORMAL was a phrase Kate, my super cool sea-star who […]

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The Last (for now) Days of Being a Student

29 Oct 2018 Honestly though, my last semester in uni wasn’t very studious. I had one course called Sixteenth Century English Literature in which the professor basically mocked all forms of religion and pointed out all the sexy details in Shakespeare’s sonnets. For the final exam, which was three essays long, I wrote one very […]

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(HNGRY2018) Update 3.0

9 Apr 2018 Dear Kings and Queens, My third mission trip to Hungary has come to a close. I’ve been back in Taipei for a few days, jet lag has been defeated. It’s a Monday morning—starting this week, I will be juggling my life as a student, TA, English tutor, theatre technician, and crafting enthusiast. […]

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(HNGRY2018) Update 2.0

31 Mar 2018 Dear Whichever Continent You Are On You Are Amazing, It is day two of children’s ministry of our Hungary mission trip. Jet lag is a joke when you play with hyperactive children for half a day. There has not been a night I crave sleep as soon as we return to our […]