Craic (Magatama #7)

Friday lunch in the Teachers’ Lounge at Catlett Memorial High School, Dae wanders in and stakes a claim on a chair at the white, round table currently occupied by a group of Humanities and Social Sciences teachers. He opens his backpack and pulls out a container of his leftovers from Curry Mee Home and heads … More Craic (Magatama #7)

In Pursuit of Knowledge and Romance (Magatama #5)

Dae’s phone buzzes while he and his roommate are watching Ali Wong and Randall Park have a conversation at a market in UN Plaza in San Francisco’s Civic Center area about halfway through the Netflix movie Always Be My Maybe. Angelica looks over at him from the recliner and asks, “Need me to pause the … More In Pursuit of Knowledge and Romance (Magatama #5)

The Axe Forgets; The Tree Remembers (Magatama #3)

“Alice, I’m home,” Chariya calls to her daughter as she walks through the door. When she doesn’t hear a response, she wanders into the living room, where Alice is playing some Legend of Zelda game on her Switch. “I’m home,” Chariya repeats. “Need anything?” “Nah, I’m good,” Alice replies. She pauses the game and stands … More The Axe Forgets; The Tree Remembers (Magatama #3)

Interviewing Authentically. Or: How I Believe I Landed the First Job I Interviewed For Out of My Boot Camp

I’ve had a little bit of a break from my blog again recently. That’s not to say I was out of ideas – I’ve had a draft blog post I’ve been occasionally adding to for about a month, and hopefully I’ll eventually get back to it. But one of the primary reasons I didn’t blog … More Interviewing Authentically. Or: How I Believe I Landed the First Job I Interviewed For Out of My Boot Camp

Nostalgia Reigns the Longer This Pandemic Lasts, Or Why I’ve Been Missing Malaysia Recently

We’re now sitting at over 14 months since the pandemic shut down everything in the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2020. I feel like I’ve gone through a whole gamut of emotions and experiences since it started. There’s been a lot of feeling of disconnect from the life I had prior to the pandemic. … More Nostalgia Reigns the Longer This Pandemic Lasts, Or Why I’ve Been Missing Malaysia Recently