I’ve Been Living A Lie For Too Long

I began this year on a mission to focus on myself. This has led me to hitting a breaking point in Northern Virginia. The Washington DC suburb has been my home for my entire life but I can’t stand it now. I CAN’T LIVE THIS LIE ANYMORE. What is the lie I’m living? Do I have another family? Am I really a homeless bum? Am I secretly...

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72 Hours In San Diego

San Diego has to be one of my favorite cities in the US so far. Not only is it beautiful, with perfect weather almost year round. It is lively and full of wonder. At least, it is still full of wonder for me. Start off the night, hanging out in my friend’s little pink house. Saturday, January 4th 2017 In the morning we went to the famous...

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Why Wasn’t it Me Who Died that Day?

When memories of my brother Dan stream through my head, I become instantly more aware of them. It’s like seeing someone you know in a crowd of people. They stick out to you as if they are somehow lit up. The recognition is immediate and forceful, yet subtle enough you don’t even realize it is happening. Today my thoughts bounce from a joke my...

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Keep Your Asian Fetish and Yellow Fever Away From Me

Google “Asian Women” and you will be provided with a smorgasbord of pictures, videos, and dating sites specifically targeted at guys with an Asian fetish. What is it about us that is so alluring? I had an idea but I searched the internet to find out what the masses had to say. After a couple hours of disturbing images, funny memes...

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Growing Up Fat in a Skinny Asian World

When you’re a child, all you want to be is like everyone else. You feel the pressure to fit in and be cool. You don’t want to be noticed for being different. As a little Asian girl, you feel the added societal pressure of being skinny and beautiful.  Growing up, I was not “like everyone else” or “beautiful”. I...

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