diary keeping and other trivial (dis)obedience: i

this was my mid-day stream of consciousness Yesterday I bought myself a 5-year diary book. I really wanted it because it had a different question for every day of the year, so on May 7 2018, i can see how i answered the same question on May 7 2017. I was very excited to commit…

Oscar Noms Om Nom Nom- 14 for La La Land and 6 for Black Actors

wrote this yesterday and wanted to share the pure BLISS with y’all oscars just made my day. La La Land won 14 nominations and i am LIVING. also as for best original song, i think Moana should get that one, so that Lin-Manuel Miranda would be one step closer to having Grammy, Tonys, Oscars and…

to a future beyond trump: books i want to write

Trump’s inauguration shook me, had me crying in fear, made me proud of all the people marching all around the world, and now it got me thinking- i thought about how to stand for who i am and what i believe in, when a caricature sits in the oval office and the world looks like…

a day for the chinese-ness in me: Laba Festival

I guess you know you don’t have a life when you’re writing a blog post about congee… 😀 Yesterday was 腊八节, Laba Festival, a Chinese traditional holiday that my family celebrates every year.  It is on the eighth day of the twelfth month on the lunar calendar. On this day, my family goes to temples to worship,…

2016: on the edge of seventeen | a year of snippets

i miss what i already have, and i surround myself with things that are missing. -from “extremely loud & incredibly close” by jonathan safran foer new year’s eve- hair on the last day of the year 2016, i cut my hair, something i’ve wanted to do since september. then i went to line up for…

check these out | please stop saying 2016 sucks

i know, 2016 was pretty crappy. there are things we don’t want happening coming into the spotlight: isis, Paris, Nice, the Orlando shooting, donald trump. there are people we love fading out of the spotlight: david bowie, alan rickman, prince, muhammad ali, leonard cohen, carrie fisher, debbie reynolds… but it had some good things too:…

but i want to go home :'(

i have a giant obsession with airports (as i assume a lot of ppl away from home do), because it is a giant building of strangers committed to going home, or getting somewhere. i don’t celebrate anything in december, but when school ends and everyone flies home, i really want to go home too. so basically…

Recipe of me tag

I saw this tag on Lia‘s awesome blog Lost in a Story, and it looks like so much fun, so thanks Lia for encouraging me to do it! It is created by Trisha from That Slytherin Writer, and the rules are: Tag the creator Tag 5 other people Be a unicorn today and take it…

Something’s Fishy | The Unraveling of Mercy Louis Book Review

Book: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis Author: Keija Parssinen Genre: YA, Mystery, coming-of-age Published: March 2015 Once I picked up The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, I could not put it down. I mean, it did take me about a month to finish it, because I had to squeeze it into my crazy school schedule.  But…

Christine and the Queens: My Antidote to the Election and Everything Else

A hair of breadth’s away/ From changing my mind/ Cause just when you thought/ I’d still be a little girl/ I’m one of the guys. -“Half Ladies” by Christine and the Queens I’ve been listening non-stop to Chaleur Humaine (English Human Warmth), the debut album of Christine and the Queens, because I think it is what…

Mmmm… autumn

Had to mustard up all my courage to tell you that i relish autumn. 😏 i relish having a legit reason to listen to jazz and eva cassidy, i relish the sun, i relish wearing huge scarves and i relish seeing people wearing bold berry-dark lip shades.    

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Movie Review

It’s hard to stay peculiar these days. A Time magazine review said that Tim Burton had lost his magical touch, that the movie adaptation of Ransom Rigg’s YA novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children had “gnarled-vine logic” and no plot. I beg to differ.The new movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was stunning, witty and…