Aging and Growing Up

I spontaneously aged two years when I got to Korea. Here, rather than starting out at age 0 when a person is born, they start at age 1. On top of that, everyone gets a year older on the lunar new year, rather than on their respective birthdays. Given that the lunar new year is … Continue reading

Mommy Made Dress Girl

My mother made me a pair of pants last year. I picked out the fabric, even sewed the elastic for the waistband drawstring. They’re comfortable and gorgeous, one of a kind and made to measure, just for me. I love them. My mom has been sewing things for me since the first time it was … Continue reading

Producing Productivity

One day last week I woke up and felt like a sack of shit – pardon my French – in spite of feeling less itchy, achy, and fatigued than I had in the previous 24 hours. I did not want to get out of bed. Even worse, I could feel it brewing: that feeling I … Continue reading

The Blind Bow-Boy’s Buts: Being Single On V-Day

This year, I’m going to be single on Valentine’s Day. I can say that with as much certainty as I can say that the sun’s going to come up tomorrow morning, and the morning after that, which incidentally is the day in question. Wanna know a secret? This is only the second time since I … Continue reading

The End of The Road

Today, I finished reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy. If I had read this book as a kid, I would have hated it. When I was a kid, I didn’t take too kindly to books where people died, which was quite the feat for someone fascinated by post-apocalyptic fiction and science fiction. I’ve since matured. … Continue reading