Ever since I started writing again (this was about five years ago) I dreamt of creating some of the most fantastic speculative fiction anyone will ever read. And of course like most dreams, this one had a sudden, tragic death. … Continue reading 47 Rejections…and Counting
I’ve been having the blues the past few days. Luckily, I know exactly why and how it was triggered. Last week, a person who seemed to have good intentions reached out to me. He belonged to that category of people I’d like to call as the Good Intentions Folks–these people could be your family, friends, or relatives, no matter how distant. At least, I’d like to believe these people actually care for me and could only have good intentions. Otherwise, what kind of life would I be living if I can’t even make myself try to believe that? So this … Continue reading Questions
Last Saturday, Timmy and I decided we’d cook one extra day for our traditional Weekend Cooking (usually it’s only during Sundays). This means we actually get… Continue reading How to Cook Fried Chicken Like an Amateur (13 EASY Steps)
It feels like it’s so much to ask. Continue reading Dystopian Probability
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
Public transportation has a bad reputation in the United States. Those who often use it are at the lowest levels of society. They are the people who work tirelessly to ensure society functions. These are the men you see at… Continue reading Welcome to America! Stay Safe on Our Public Transportation
I am a minimalist. Normally I wouldn’t use such a popular label onto myself, but that is what would accurately describe my lifestyle right now. It wasn’t something that I just discovered, not at all. It was a product of … Continue reading Minimalism and Dreams
I miss my fat nephews so bad. Especially Apollo. We were play and tickle buddies. Now we only do that in Skype, but it’s not as fun. Because I never get to squish his plump body or hear him laugh … Continue reading Tita and a Fat Creature
This is my first winter. Yes, I consider now to be winter already despite it won’t technically be that season yet until the 21st. The cold and the glum skies could really affect your mood. It’s easy to succumb to … Continue reading Winter Could Be Depressing
Yes. Four days ago we ignored all the warnings and wisdom of this modern, existentialist, Trump-supporting society and did what only the conformist losers and ugly people do: we got married. And it was by far the happiest day of… Continue reading Ugly & Married: What More Could We Ask For?
The morning after our wedding, Tim woke me up at 7 a.m. saying the fire alarm went off at the hotel we’re staying. Sleepy and not wanting to get up, I tried to pretend I didn’t hear him then go back … Continue reading Morning After Wedding: Fire Alarm
Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!! * Continue reading Hitched
By decline, I don’t only mean the reclining theater chairs. Which is kinda cool, I guess…after you finished laughing at them. Friday after Thanksgiving is special for my fiance and I. That is the time we watched our first movie together–in… Continue reading The Decline of the Movie Theater Experience
I wonder if bitterness is something everyone embraces more as we get older. Perhaps. Life has a way of beating you up at certain times. One day you could be blissful for something wonderful happening in your life. Next day, you … Continue reading What Do Bitter People Live For?
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