I remember just last year, I would hate the person I saw in my reflection. I saw her eyes of sorrow and pain but that didn’t matter to me because of what pain she had caused others. I saw how much she was struggling to keep her mask on her face but I only laughed,… Read More Mirror, Mirror, on the wall…
When I got my job, my friend – one of the few who saw me go through everything we put each other through – had warned me about running into you. She was wary of the possibility that I might have to have a forced interaction with you. I thought the possibilities were low since… Read More Doors Closed Can Be Opened Again
One day it won’t matter how long you’ve known me. One day it won’t matter how much you want to be there. One day, I won’t care. After you’ve left me hanging, one too many times? After you let me down, way too much? After you’ve broken both the promises you said, and the silent… Read More I Hope ‘One Day’ Never Comes
A meadow lit by the soft rays of the sun, a field of grass warmed by the sound of laughter as children run along, a save heaven for little fairytales to spread their wings and sore into the hearts of those who love. This is where I remember experiencing that warmth in my heart for… Read More Today, Just Breathe
I look down at my hands and see the rings that I wear. I remember the memories that come up the silver jewelry. I remember what it felt like to have you by my side. “True Love Waits” states the first ring I received, the first ring that meant a whole lot more to me… Read More Silver Jewelry More Priceless Than Gold
Every day there is something that could have gone better. Every day there are people I wish to see and conversations I want to have. Every day there is another list of tasks that I need to get through. Every day there is something new to worry about. Every day there are new (and old)… Read More Today. Now.
I know there are a lot of things I worry about that I shouldn’t. I know there is a lot of weight I voluntarily carry that I should probably put down. I know I spread myself thin at times, and that’s my fault. I know this is how I am. But, in all of that,… Read More Always Here
She stands in the corner with her head down, trying to hide the demons that dance in her eyes. Her body is barely trembling with the fear in her mind taking control of her limbs. Her eyes are closed as she tries her best to calm her breathing and slow down her heart rate before… Read More Elevator from the Past
Can I be honest? I’m a first-generation college student coming from a pretty traditional Asian-American household. Instead of pursuing a career in the medical field like my many aunts and uncles, like my parents wish, and my older sister likewise, I am finding a place for myself in engineering and computer science. Let’s just say… Read More This Is Me…as of Today
Something recently happened…and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. I’ve been talking to this classmate/friend of mine, who I just met this summer in class. (Let’s call him Ace.) I’ve been getting frequent phone calls from him asking for help on the codes we need to write for homework. I’ve… Read More “…genuinely sweet…”
I watch my back. What do you expect? I may have my earphones in but the music is soft enough to the point that I can still hear the footsteps behind me getting closer. I may be in the middle of a time-sensitive project but I will still pause when I hear an abnormal sound… Read More
I remember their words, so clearly. “Your sister is smarter.” “You won’t be successful being who you are.” “You care about people too much. Don’t you know none of them genuinely care about you?” “No boy would want to marry someone like you.” “Don’t cry! Are you pathetic?” “You’re just a piece of trash.” “I… Read More Past Words Carried to the Present
There was something I had once said, probably four years ago: “If you want to leave, I won’t make you stay. If you don’t want to go, I won’t be able to push you away.” I look back and still want to believe it to be true. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been lied to,… Read More Is It True???
I’m going to quote myself from last year. My post titled I See You reads: I don’t care how many times you screwed up in your past. I don’t care how much you messed up. I don’t care what things you regret but can’t take back. I don’t care as long as you’ve learned from… Read More Please. Please. Please.
I don’t know where I would be today, if not for you. Through your eyes, my flaws are beautiful and my passion is my drive. Through your eyes, my scars are my stories and my heart is a warrior that survived the storm. Through your eyes, there’s no boundaries blocking my potential and everything that… Read More Precious, Aren’t You