all my friends are dating each other

A little bit of a mini rant, but here it goes: All my friends are dating each other. There, I got that out. I physically typed it. I’ve come to terms with it, I think. I wrote the draft for this post the other day when yet another couple got together, and it was two…

This 2017, I’m Going to Win (New Years’ Resolutions)

2017 is going to be a monumental year in my life. It’s the year that I go from my Junior Year to Senior Year, the year that I start applying for colleges, and the last full year that I spend in high school. By the end of 2017, I have no doubt that I’ll be…

A Reflection on 2016

2016 quite possibly may have been the worst year of my life, but it’s been eventful nevertheless. Time passes so quickly, it’s easy to miss all the little details. Sometimes, I need to step back and take a bit of a breather to let a very important thing set in. I’m growing up. This year,…

DREAMS ARE WEIRD – A Reaction to My Sleep Journal

Thoughts are limitless when you’re asleep. Whether that be for better or for worse, it results in some quite peculiar dreams. For my psychology class, we have been instructed to keep a dream journal over Winter Break and well into the next quarter of the school year. I have kept this journal on my phone…

Unorthodox Christmases

Every depiction of Christmas in media, at least in the U.S., seems to follow the same narrative: there are excited children, the family wakes up early in the morning, and presents are opened while everyone is still in their nightwear and drinking hot cocoa. I have never had this “typical American Christmas,” and I doubt…

Christmas Eve’s Eve

Christmas is coming up! Some people call this day (12/23) Festivus, and it got me thinking, What if we let every day of the year revolve around Christmas? What kind of dating system would that be? Would it be a simple “20 days since Christmas?” Would it be a countdown like “342 days until Christmas?”…

An Open Letter to My Asian Father: I Would Like to Study the Humanities

Pre-professionalism is a disease that dictates so much of what education should be. Frankly, I find it tiring and frustrating to deal with the pressures of being forced into what people believe are “practical” college majors, and then tailoring every possible educational choice to fitting that track. A little bit of an anecdote, but my…

Frustratingly Contradictory

If Melville’s “Bartleby, The Scrivener” taught me anything, it would be the devastating constriction of walls. The story goes somewhat like this: the narrator hires a man named Bartleby to work a typical boring desk job. The man proves to be a hard worker at first, but his work ethic wanes to the point where…

A Work in Progress

Let’s have fun with this. This blog has been pretty quiet, but I suppose it does not matter since no one has followed me, but that’s entirely counterproductive to what I am trying to achieve in starting it. I didn’t make this blog to be famous, popular, idolized, and the like. I made it to…

A Healthy Dose of Distraction

There’s some things I vehemently dislike. Raw onions, cars that park too close to you, the fact that there’s only 24 hours in a day, etc. One thing I particularly dislike is studying in my room. Yesterday, I spent a solid 3 hours at a coffee shop. In that time, I finished a chapter of…

Hello to All or No one – A Conflicting Welcome

Hi there! I felt like I had to make the obligatory welcome post for my blog. Realistically, this blog probably won’t last too long, but I hope it does. Writing seems to be my refuge, a place where my thoughts roam free of stress. A release of tension, if you will. I decided to make…