unconditional

no other love from nature, do we ever feel full. no other love makes acceptance as easy as breathing. people make love hard between pillars of expectations standards listed on walls. the imaginary unconditional is always conditioned somehow.

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Book review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon My rating: 5 of 5 stars I did not want the book to end. I loved Natasha and Daniel so much. After spending the day together, readers will learn a lot about them, life and love. The charming thing about this book is that there is [...]

thinking about you

I just had to get out that night. As I swung open the front door, I desperately breathed in the fresh air and immediately felt the ease behind my neck to my shoulders. I was suffocating in the house and its atmosphere of sadness and regrets. Hearing the click of the car door handle was [...]

film trailer spotlight: the sun is also a star

I came across this film trailer for this romantic film that is coming out in May this year. It's interesting because the information box to the video says it is "only in theaters May 17." That can't be true, right? It just means it is released on that day? It immediately caught my attention because, [...]

Book review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell My rating: 3 of 5 stars Two teenagers from completely different backgrounds converge when an awkward moment on the school bus results in them sitting together, which cemented a ritual they never intended to have. Gradually, their time together evolved from avoiding each other, to quietly reading and listening [...]

intangible you

You are mists from showers, Ever so present by the smallest Molecules of existence, Yet fall between my fingers. You are the butterfly that flutters Freely from petal to petal. Sprinkling your essence Yet never fully commit. You are unrequited love That dismisses a yearning heart. Teases and flirts with warmth, Yet stays outside for [...]

for the love of art | light & color lab

I love art. Art will forever be a part of my livelihood as long as I can afford it, create it and embrace it. In grade school, I never really took art seriously. It was just something I had fun with and the classes at school made me happy. My art teacher from my elementary [...]

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 [...]

cycling patterns

the space in my heart replicates our home emptiness without notice swung onto restless cycles of sleepless half awake, half dreaming. wandering continuously in endless circles. like swinging swings of metronomes back and forth, back and my heart in the space.  

making our mark

reaching to this point was half the battle. the other was seeing, feeling all the creases, rough patches of climbs up the mountain. having regrets etched away on rock formations of history made presently. we made it to the top. we made our mark.

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. [...]

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 [...]

teenage love

youth hormones formulate trials and experiments with love invested inwards feelings placed up reality kicks it back down heart and body reactions unseen forces gripped tight no straight paths only through and around Why d'ya have to be so cute? It's impossible to ignore you Must you make me laugh so much It's bad enough [...]