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"
Deeply unsatisfied with my life in high school, I dedicated years of my life reading self-help books. I would hole-up in the coffee shop inside the bookstore and plucked one self-help book from the shelf every few days. I would drink coffee paid for by my parents and eat food-truck food paid for by my […]Read more "self-help is full of shit"
I once saw a homeless man walk into a grocery store and steal a bag of chips out the front door without paying for it. He got caught by a store associate and detained at the entrance. As most people did, I walked past the scene without looking back. A couple of days later, I […]Read more "the privilege to be different"
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"
Sometimes, I feel helpless. I don’t understand how I could have a deep desire to create meaningful connections with all of my friends in one second and suddenly become washed with a profound wave of despondency in another second. And when I am in a state of melancholy, the only thought that passes my mind […]Read more "i’m sorry, but i won’t make it to your party"
I received a job offer. I yelped. I called my mom. I took a nap. When I woke up, I had briefly forgotten about the past couples hours of my life. The same stresses still pervaded me. I still didn’t know what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I still don’t […]Read more "the nature of recruiting is deeply unsatisfying"