I am ready.

I can feel the wheel of circumstances change. Overwhelming happiness is on the horizon. Never forgetting you. Never ever, ever. Taking the constant feelings seriously. My curiosity for the world is thriving. I am ready.


love from parents

Your face showed nothing, But everything I needed. Worry wrinkles that gave time Of my comfort in life. Your smile gave warmth When chilly mornings sauntered. Eyes as deep as eternity Sage advice unspoken But actions visibly clear.

it’s coming // it’s come and gone

music: sleeping at last - saturn I didn't think I'd write a "wrap-up" post of 2017. I guess this isn't really the case; it's more like a "2018 is coming" and how I'm feeling kind of post. Um, maybe a mixture of both. I'll get to it now.. I'm not sure how I'm feeling about [...]

everything will be okay

There was a recent day on which I was met with challenges; nothing major, I assure you. A day in which there weren't warmth in the air and transportation was unreliable and people were unkind. But in light of this, I heard myself thinking that everything will be okay. I wasn't upset or frustrated. I [...]

love, up-close

As I walked by the little pond, I saw lily pads in a group at the center. The whole environment was calming with a couple of ducks and people from afar. I zoomed in with my camera and saw water lilies scatter among the green leaves. They were small and hard to see. This image [...]

feeling home

Years ago, I visited this no-kill cat shelter and saw this beautiful cat. S/he looked so warm and happy; weren't scared of us or anything at all. I think they felt at home. Look at those cute paws! It's so automatic as a child to feel at home. Well, speaking from my perspective, it was. [...]

two too many

These photographs were taken during one of the best years of my life. I went on so many adventures and learned more of who I was. I felt free. And yet, it wasn't forever. The photographs stay there and the memories come along, but the reality is still different. It's different because time has passed. [...]

believe in us

I had a chance to meet two new people today. And although I met them separately, they gave me the same good vibes called happiness and gratitude. There's something about the way they presented themselves and how they spoke that really showed the kind of character they had. Both work in their field of studies [...]

reaching a milestone

I've written on this blog for several years. Truly, this platform has been one of the greatest things in my life. I reached a big milestone yesterday and I am so proud of getting here. It is not what the achievement is necessarily, it's more about what it means to me. It signifies a passing [...]

a day to love

Long gone are the days in which I'd idolize the suave British actor or the sweet, yet flawed teen heartthrob. I have come a long way. We all have. Relationships can be complicated and layered and I think media makes it very easy to ignore the harder parts. But I also think the joyful, deeply [...]

music therapy

it's the piano keys hitting the downer notes. it's the guitar that strums along with the beat. it's the lyrics that dance along the melodies. it's the meaning behind all the words; every single letter that created the masterpiece. i used to live in this bubble of misconception that what i listened to defined who [...]

Food review – dan tat (egg tart) at Golden Gate Bakery

I waited in line for this flaky (does anyone else think this word looks funny? I had to Google it to make sure I spelled it correctly) crust, sweet soft custard filling for over 20 minutes I think. I told him, "This better be worth it." He gave me this half smile and his left [...]