It is at this juncture in my life that I ask myself, where did I go wrong? Where, along the way, did I forget the importance of the future in context of the present? When did I stop asking myself what I wanted to do with my life and blindly started to follow the path that […]Read more "the cost of an interdisciplinary education"
Heavy metal softly played in the background. It’s the same vibe as Blackbird Pizzeria, another Philadelphian, vegan, heavy metal restaurant without, of course, the pizza. I couldn’t possibly imagine myself spending significant amounts of time here; it seemed like an interesting tourist destination, but throughout my short stay, I felt a constant disconnect between the […]Read more "grindcore house"
I looked at myself in the mirror of my friend’s apartment, listening to the pulsating beat of Pretty Girl playing at the darty happening next door — an event that I would probably never be allowed into throughout my entire life. I’m not particularly bothered by my lack of access; I have, after all, come to terms […]Read more "not enough"
I came to college with a desire to change. I wanted to reinvent myself from the awkward high school senior who shaped the past 18 years of his life through the pursuit of a goal that was ultimately not his. I came with a set of dreams — for myself, for the world, for something […]Read more "waking in water"
As the only high-budget Hollywood film in the past 25 years with a majority Asian cast, Crazy Rich Asians offers a much-needed reprise to an industry dominated by — to put it delicately — not, not white people. And because the movie holds such historical significance, it also inadvertently takes on the role as the […]Read more "‘crazy rich asians’ is a refreshing sip of bubble tea"
I wonder if I have become discomforted by the concept of happiness itself. Like the freezing of cellular fluids within a frostbite victim, the sudden introduction of a warm point of contact would only permanently damage the existing frostbitten tissue. Instead, only a slow introduction of warmth is able to thaw a frostbite without incurring […]Read more "the s0und of summer"
According to my privilege, at least. During the school year, when I purchased a dark roast from Green Line Cafe every day on my way to my first class, I never thought much about the casual money I had been shelling out to finance what may be a caffeine addiction. I wouldn’t know; an addiction […]Read more "summer tastes like an iced coffee"