Creative Writing

Is it easier to play the ukulele or ask a stranger out?

Is it easier to play the ukulele or ask a stranger out?

Instagram post for accountability:   The #challenge is on! 🙌 Each week for the next five weeks, @gjuarez7 and I will ask out one stranger out on a date. Romantic or platonic, doesn’t matter. Rejection is fine, and makes for an even better story. 📲 […]

What’s on your list?

What’s on your list?

Made a list of things/activities that made me happy. Not necessarily in order: Zumba Comedy Scrabble Food Museums Karaoke Boogie Boarding Aquariums Gardens Arts & Crafts Musicals Interviewing People Reading about Socioeconomics and International Affairs Good Insightful Talks Video Editing Event Planning Getting Things Done […]

Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Again)!?

Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Again)!?

Yesterday, I went back to the dentist to get tooth #32 removed. The tooth grew in sideways, so I wanted to deal with the minor pain of extraction earlier rather have it develop into something worse. Like a cavity. Or who knows, just something more […]

Selfies aren’t New. Neither is Narcissism in the Age of Social Media.

Selfies aren’t New. Neither is Narcissism in the Age of Social Media.

Each year, click-bait pieces claim that today’s youth are the worst yet.* As a result, older folks get the impression that Millennials are categorically self-absorbed, spoiled and entitled. It’s repeated so often. Even mainstream news outlets like NPR, TIME, and Fortune call Millennials the “me, […]

Doing Things by Yourself is Satisfying

Doing Things by Yourself is Satisfying

In grade school, we had recess and set play times, so we naturally ran into prime social opportunities. However, as we get older, this process of making friends gets exponentially harder. We really need to push ourselves to meet and build relationships with new people. […]

English Translation of Fish Short story

English Translation of Fish Short story

Yesterday I dreamed about two unusual fish. The fish swam in a waterless limbo. Their fins glided so effortlessly like kites catching the wind. I myself didn’t understand, but they wanted to tell me a story about their first meeting. The first fish had a […]

Первая Часть от Моего Рассказа

Первая Часть от Моего Рассказа

There was this poem that stalked my mind, but sadly I’ve forgotten its name and its author. It was written by an Asian American poet, and the poem was shaped like a fishbowl. I read two years ago, because a former friend talked about his […]