I’m Not Trying

I'm not trying to bring back the love we lost; I am not naive to think things are fine. We both lost it, like the savage toss of the ocean waves . . . it washed to the shore, steadily, violently, crushing as it hit the end of its line. I'm not trying to bring... Continue Reading →

What’s In a Name?

Names are very powerful. Aside from identifying something, in every belief and folklore, names carry magical and sorcerous properties, which gives the person whose knowledge of someone’s or something’s true name power over the entity. My blog has had three names since I started blogging in 2009. Each name represents something significant in my life,... Continue Reading →

Retrouvaille

It had been an hour, and there wasn’t any sign of him yet. I was beginning to think that he would stand me up, like what happened in Tennessee last time. We agreed to meet a second time over another cup of coffee, and he did not show up. He texted an hour after our... Continue Reading →

Call Me Maybe

Describe your relationship with your phone. Is it your lifeline, a buzzing nuisance, or something in between? Today, almost everyone has a phone, even kids below ten years old. We seldom meet people who does not own a phone, whether or not it is a smartphone. Everyone carries one around for certain purposes—personal, business, work,... Continue Reading →

The Writing Room

A genie has granted your wish to build your perfect space for reading and writing. What’s it like? My ideal room for reading and writing would be a forty-one square meter attic converted to a small library. Facing north is a small round window, where enough amount of sun- and moonlight seeps through and allows... Continue Reading →

Think Global, Act Local

Write a post connecting a global issue to a personal one. According to the United Nations, a global issue is “any social, economic, political or environmental problem that affects the global community, possibly in a catastrophic way.” And as of 2015, the UN has listed the issues that it deems pressing (you can check it... Continue Reading →

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