In Pursuit of Knowledge and Romance (Fiction in Progress)

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 (Fiction in Progress)

The Axe Forgets; The Tree Remembers (Fiction in Progress)

“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 (Fiction in Progress)

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

Be a Cheerleader and Reduce Interaction with Permanent Nay Sayers

Think about the kinds of people you want to have in your life. Do you prefer the people who support your dreams and talents, or do you prefer the ones who constantly criticize you with the excuse that they’re pushing you to be “realistic” or “you won’t improve without learning what you’re doing wrong”? Now … More Be a Cheerleader and Reduce Interaction with Permanent Nay Sayers