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’?
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
I still remember how you looked at me when you were worried, when you were happy, when you had something you’ve been waiting all day to tell me, when you were upset, when you were getting annoyed, when you were stressed, when you were overwhelmed, when you were confused, when you wanted to make me… Read More Still to This Day
“Come on in.” I smiled as I greeted you at the front door. “I thought you were moving to a smaller house.” He said looking up to the high ceiling. “I don’t think this considers as a smaller house.” I laughed quietly, “We didn’t move. It’s the same house. Come upstairs.” He slowly followed me… Read More Long Time No See
He swings his bag over his shoulder and walks out of class while putting his earphones back in. With his hands in his pocket and his sunglasses on, he faces the sun outside. “God it’s sunny…” He thinks to himself, walking out to the parking lot. As he walked out, he noticed many people in… Read More Stuck on The Sidewalk
Looking across the way, I see this girl who kind of looks like you. Her hair is black and long, her eyes are dark but welcoming, and her stance is open and seems confident. But I can see the depth in her eyes that hide many stories and experiences, I can see the timidness in… Read More Reminders Here and There