This may sound like a really strange thing to say, but I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that I’m an adult. Maybe the notion of realizing something so obvious doesn’t actually sound that ridiculous. Maybe my peers have recently felt or currently feel this way. Maybe other already-deemed-adult adults felt this way in the past. Maybe other aspiring adults have yet to feel this way. Nevertheless, the feeling remains, and I exist not under any delusion that I am unique or special in this feeling. My feeling, however, includes a unique but not altogether special quality; I am a Korean adoptee. Maybe you’ve heard of us? Read more
We stole wifi yesterday. We stole free wifi. A search guilded from an attempt to be known, classified into two distinct options: With or Without Work. To condense the self into a few neatly aligned pixels, organized by skill and opportunity, arranged where the light shines brightest. The only thing to be trusted is the word of a self-proclaimed liar.
She cries aloud, “Why didn’t we … ?” He chuckles aloud, “It was time to grow up, live a different type of life, to go after the life we want.” Read more
Instead of the chill of night and darkness, a warm draft lingers and dries the vacant souls who wander aimlessly from hotspot to hotspot. Having a best friend, the one true friend from whom deepest and darkest secrets spring forth to be shared, acknowledged and approved. Read more
Twenty years ago:
“See, you’ll always need me. I’ll always know what you need, and I’ll always be there for you.”
Nineteen years ago:
“Your hair looks better long. It’s so beautiful when it’s long, but it’s your hair. You wanted to try short.”
Eighteen years ago: Read more
There once lived a man of great wealth. Although a doctor by trade, the rich man, of course, amassed his great fortune through other endeavors. Skilled at understanding the power of generosity, the rich man built his reputation around his ability to solve problems. Free, however, these solutions were not. Nevertheless, the rich man endeavored to create solutions for simple problems, in a way that only he could, as a learned doctor. And so, the rich man lived happily, traveling the world, promoting (and selling) his creations to all who believed in his generously spirited products. Read more
… unless you’re nobody.
The hardest thing to do, sometimes, is nothing. Read more
“It’s the intention that drives us; it’s the unintended that defines us.”
For adults who were once children, the important thing to remember about parents is that they are, first and foremost, people. And the problem with people is that they are immensely prone to fallacy. People, as a whole, are less than ideal beings when considering other people, removing one’s self from the broader notion of humanity in order to consider humanity as a whole. Therefore, when a person becomes a parent, that parent then becomes a person with great expectation, a person unable to remove him/herself from the equation of the child’s life. And these types of parents, who hold great expectations for their child (or children) are the worst. Read more
… but not to mere mortals.
What happens when the sun sets? Does the sky fade into a black, sparse, velvety covering, speckled in the dust of faraway stars, suns? Our star has a name, and somehow it feels inadequate, small, hapless. It is, nevertheless, the same star around which both planet Earth and my home planet orbit. Read more
Yes, I hear you. The problem is not that I can’t hear you; I’m not deaf. I can hear you, and I do hear you. I just don’t care about what you’re saying. No, I am listening. I fully understand what it is that you’re arguing for and trying to accomplish. The fact is simple and quite plain. I don’t care, and honestly, why should I? Read more