Growing Old, Growing Pains

My husband’s going to turn thirty this year and I’m not very far from it either. For the past couple of years, we’ve noticed increasing aches and discomfort in our bodies, but most of the action happens in our left legs. We both think we wouldn’t mind losing our left legs as long as we get artificial replacement–surely that is better than constant pain, right? These symptoms are probably just happening because we’re getting older. I’ve seen many doctors regarding my condition and had so many diagnostic workup done but until now I haven’t received a certain diagnosis. The last … Continue reading Growing Old, Growing Pains

Yes, the Trump Presidency is Depressing. But the Last Thing We Should Do is Hide

In the past week, scrolling through my social media feed had been a torture. I still find it hard to believe that Trump–the epitome of everything despicable about the human society–is the current president of the United States of America. It is so tempting to just hide and resign to the thought that there’s really nothing to be done about it now. Seeing news regarding his latest assaults to human decency takes its toll. It is demoralizing. It is exhausting. But just accepting or ignoring the blunders of this atrocious person is not a choice. It should never be. There … Continue reading Yes, the Trump Presidency is Depressing. But the Last Thing We Should Do is Hide

I Hate Being in America Right Now

Because obviously, “President” Trump. I am not an American citizen, so I had no power whatsoever in helping to influence the outcome of the US elections. Still, I feel like throwing a fit and acting “immature” because I did not get the result I wanted–NOT Trump. I feel upset. Hopeless. Anxious. At a loss as to how thinking people could actually elect such a racist, misogynistic, equality-hating human being to lead them. It makes me think that the world is going backwards instead of forward. That I am actually living with people who are still afraid and hateful of people … Continue reading I Hate Being in America Right Now