Book review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Attachments is an entertaining and funny love story between two co-workers at a newspaper company called The Courier. They find love at the intersection of technology and the breakroom of a typical 9-to-5 job. The story starts by introducing friends Jennifer Scribner-Snyder and Beth Fremont [...]



i lay on the couch with my legs stretched onto your lap as you sit beside me as you sip on apple whiskey and we look at each other. i asked you, "what if we broke up?" "would we say hello if we bumped into each other?" as melancholy as it is, the answer would [...]

Book review: I’ll Be There for You: The One about Friends by Kelsey Miller

I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends by Kelsey Miller My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book brings out the warmth of 1990s nostalgia. It is a well-researched and thorough book on a seemingly simply loved sitcom only to find out there is much more involved from getting the show on-air to [...]

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 [...]

the monster between us

What lies between us is this voice, A loud hoarse cough that breathes ice, Onto my skin, I see goosebumps on my arm. It whispers into our ears of phantom cries for help. Paying mind means paying the fine and valuable time. More and more, the monster between us grew. If it wasn't me, it [...]

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 [...]

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.  

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 [...]


There is so much building inside my heart. The sorrow I feel is so full that I can't contain the tears and they just fall. Aimlessly. I do not know what it is my heart is trying to say. Am I crying for what was? Am I crying for a release? Am I crying to [...]

1/31/18 thoughts

Reasons why things don't work out usually come from some kind of boundary; usually ones we can't control or ones we choose not to. A lot of things in our lives are out of our hands, but there are many that are. To understand our powers, our abilities and our hearts, there's so much more [...]

not yet

We viewed ourselves as adults although we were far that kind of being. We wielded the power as if we earned it and carved little spaces of our lives for the imaginary. A life we created were based completely on how we thought we ought to live. Thank yous and no problems, hellos and see [...]