I brought up the concept of success with one of my friends the other day. Similar to many of the people in my immediate circle of friends, we both had internship offers for the upcoming summer at companies that would make both our parents proud, which is defined by the fact that our parents have, […]Read more "those who never asked why"
The school of romanticism believes that the act of speaking words does the act of loving an injustice. The reasoning goes that love does not need an explanation, and whatever explanation that is created is inherently constraining to the ineffable nature of love. I walk the streets of Valencia with my parents in search of […]Read more "the romantic ideal of the wordless walk"
These past couple months have been filled with experiences that have fundamentally shaped the way that I conceptualize the world. A series of diverse interactions among a diverse set of individuals who follow a diverse set of ideologies. I cherish those interactions. All the same, I am saddened that those interactions would live on in […]Read more "woe is it over the souls i shall never meet"
Self-destructive behavior has its benefits too. It has made me love the uneasiness I create for myself; other than living in a state of distress, I wouldn’t know how to live otherwise. To live in a state of comfort — how could I allow myself? I would rather not live at all. What an unreal existence. The […]Read more "i thrive on vulnerability"
Disclaimer: I am going to misinterpret the moral community hypothesis. To say that I enjoy attending concerts is a bit of a misconstruction. For one, it assumes that it is a choice. Interest in concerts seems to be more-or-less an integral part of middle class, Asian American identity, especially among college students. Being in college […]Read more "music and the moral community hypothesis"
I live for those gentle winds against my thighs as I open my balcony door towards the tranquil rustling of tree leaves. I let myself dissipate into the anonymity of the darkness, reflecting upon the time in my life when I had feared the murky unknown for its beautiful uncertainty. I set my speaker down […]Read more "fall nights"
It’s raining. It’s always been raining. I accept the rain. I walk in the rain. I have always walked in the rain. I see people playing in the sun. I walk over to join them in the sun. I am burned by the sun. I walk back towards the rain. I invite them to join […]Read more "so/still alone"