What Rejection Teaches A Writer

Many might believe that to become a writer you must write well. You must be able to flesh out various characters, create a compelling plot, and be able to weave in elegance with the mundane. Essentially, you are a magician, creating something out of nothing. Wingardium Leviosa—or so they say. Other characteristics of a writerContinue reading “What Rejection Teaches A Writer”

The Art of Saying No

Perhaps we’re ambitious, eager to take on anything and everything that comes our way. From helping friends move, to tutoring younger siblings, and even taking on an extra shift at work, we can view favors and requests as opportunities, chances to grow and help others. But sometimes this altruistic nature can be our downfall. Sometimes,Continue reading “The Art of Saying No”

4 Ongoing Must Watch K-Dramas

From Crash Landing on You to Itaewon Class, Squid Game, and most recently All of Us Are Dead, K-Dramas have been steadily turning heads in the West. Thanks to the success of these dramas, and the many that came before, streaming sites such as Netflix and Disney+ are picking up streaming rights and even haveContinue reading “4 Ongoing Must Watch K-Dramas”

A Returning Catholic’s Guide to Lent

To think, we are already two years into the coronavirus pandemic. Life Pre-Covid (PC) seems like a far off dream, a memory that we long to relive over and over once again. Thankfully, with the introduction of vaccines and boosters, we’re able to safely step outside and be around others while continuing to uphold cautionaryContinue reading “A Returning Catholic’s Guide to Lent”

A Lesson From Sharks

When I was a child, I used to be in love with sharks. I read about them in libraries, watched various shows and documentaries—I even imagined swimming around with them. Now, this might seem strange, as we are taught and eventually learn that sharks are these fearsome creatures, but something about them interested me. IContinue reading “A Lesson From Sharks”

What To Do If You’re Single On Valentine’s Day

You’re single, so what? Most of the time, our relationship status does not matter as we’re all too busy with our own lives. But once a year, what started off as a day to recognize a saint, Valentine’s Day has evolved into something more. Whether that’s a good or bad thing, you can decide forContinue reading “What To Do If You’re Single On Valentine’s Day”

What I Learned Working Out Every Day For A Month

For the latter half of 2021, exercise was always on my mind—and how I did so little of it. I knew what having a workout routine was like, how to meal prep, and could remain consistent for months at a time. However, for most of 2021, my workout routine went out the window and myContinue reading “What I Learned Working Out Every Day For A Month”

Notes from the Sea

Don on your seafoam green dress anddance like nobody’s watching. Push andpull like the tide until you wash completelyover me. Make me believe in the mysteriesfound offshore and just below the surfacewhere light barely touches.Take away every bubble of oxygenI have left—I do not mind being breathless,floating in the palm of your hand, the onlyContinue reading “Notes from the Sea”

What I Learned as a One Man Clothing Company

In a previous blog, I talked about creating a clothing brand. I gave the basic rundown and history of how it happened, introduced a design that went viral, and briefly mentioned the amount of work that I put in. Let me reiterate: there was a lot of work. It wasn’t the packaging and handling thatContinue reading “What I Learned as a One Man Clothing Company”

Book Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Chilling. Breath-taking. Relatable. These are the first words that come to mind when I think about Celeste Ng’s, “Everything I Never Told You.” It starts off with a polarizing fact: a teenage girl is dead, found at the bottom of a lake. The true mystery begins afterwards: when her family, grief-stricken, confused, and angry, beginContinue reading “Book Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng”