When your name pops up on my phone, I can’t help but smile knowing that wherever you are, with whatever you are doing, a thought of me passed through your mind. The idea that your memory of me made you want to reach out makes me pleased to have you in my life because my… Read More Dreaming Once Again
I still get nervous around you. Your smile lights up the room. Your laugh warms my heart. Your eyes looking into mine have the power to wake up the sleeping butterflies in my stomach. Sometimes I don’t know what to say, I don’t know how to act. You always seem to have everything under control,… Read More Potential to Go Far
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
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…”
It’s always been one thing to have parents against children on topics such as do’s and do not’s, curfew, television time, etc. but it’s another thing when the silent rule is to remain separate. A father who used to work nearly all hours of the day never saw his children as much as he would… Read More A House Divided
The memories. The photographs. The souvenirs. The dreams. The emotions. The memories. I look back to that year and think, “Wow. Just Wow.” So much happened that year. There were so many things going on at the same time. There was so much hope and happiness yet so much pain and torture. There was so… Read More BitterSweet Memories
I don’t mean to hide my life from you…I just don’t want it to drag you down from the wonderful life you seem to be living and trying to uphold. I don’t mean to make you think I do not trust you by not letting you know what is physically wrong – because I know… Read More Revision (This)
In a perfect world, my mom would try to understand me. In a perfect world, my dad would actually talk to me. In a perfect world, I wouldn’t be looked down upon because of my sister’s achievements in life. In a perfect world, I would be able to talk to my family and friends about… Read More What’s ‘Perfect’?
He broke her heart. He shattered her unlike ever before. After growing up until her teenage years going through life alone, she knew how to be strong. She knew how to make the pain go away. She knew how to lie to herself and make her think everything was going to be just fine. Too… Read More D.I.F.F.E.R.E.N.T.
Emotionless. Isolated. Numb. Cold. Empty. Guarded. When you look at me, I wonder if you see the demons through my eyes. When you talk to me, I wonder if you can feel their presence in my mind. When you approach me, I wonder if you can sense their aura around me. When you touch me,… Read More A New Friend?
How did we describe this again? How did we go back and forth describing what we went through and found out we both were facing the same thing? How did we label it? We did it like this: Your thoughts are jumbled inside your brain all at once. Your thoughts overlap and confuse the hell… Read More The Silence
You said you would always listen to me when I couldn’t stop talking. You said you would always smile when you saw me genuinely happy. You said you would always make me smile when I am down. You said you would always try to brighten my days when they’re full of clouds. You said you… Read More You Said
Celebrate with you when you’re jumping with joy over something that you achieved, big or small. Congratulate you over your accomplishments I know you’ve worked so hard for through countless nights of stress and worry. Praise you as you can’t help but continue to smile foolishly, not believing that it actually happened, that you actually… Read More I’d Still…
I sit in the empty hallway with my earphones in, music playing slightly loudly, muffling out the laughter that comes from a door a few feet away. My nails lightly click on my laptop’s keyboard as words appear in my screen in a beautiful typewriter font. I brush my long black, slightly wavy, hair out… Read More Look Down