I started listening to Sasha Sloan coming out of after listening to “Normal,” her lead single on her previous EP, on my Discover Weekly playlist. Immediately, the infectious electronic beats contrasted with the melancholic disposition of living through her twenties captivated me. Although I do not find her experiences relatable (since i’m not a 23-year-old pop star living in LA), I do appreciate […]Read more "review: ‘loser’ by sasha sloan"
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"
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"