Shades of You

In Korean media, variety shows, interviews, etc., there’s a phrase that is often used when talking about someone’s voice: 음색 (eumsaek). This phrase literally translates to ‘vocal color’. And no, they do not follow up with an actual color. Instead, when talking about a person’s vocal color, they comment on how good it is, howContinue reading “Shades of You”


Here, Now

With social media, we can have an inside look at other people’s lives, see their glamour and success and immediately become unhappy with the person we see in the mirror. It is easy to become jealous of those around us and wonder “When will it be me?” “When will I experience happiness and success andContinue reading “Here, Now”

When the Passion Stops

Passion – a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept. Every person on this earth, young and old, has something they are passionate about, something they actively practice and learn more of in their free time. From reading and writing, photography and video editing, sewing, flower arrangements, even theContinue reading “When the Passion Stops”

What Comes Next

In a perfect world, we would be able to follow what we plan to a T. We would all become what we dreamed of becoming: a doctor who saves millions of lives, an accomplished musician writing their fifth full-length album, an astronaut suiting up for their first trip into space. We could be all theseContinue reading “What Comes Next”

One Year Since

A year has passed since March 2020. A year of social distancing, a year of staying inside, a year of worrisome thoughts coming in and out of our heads due to random, wayward coughs. When the pandemic first began, I didn’t think it would be too hard. I was and still am very much anContinue reading “One Year Since”

Mourning Friendship

Mourning – noun; an outward sign (such as black clothes or an armband) of grief for a person’s death/a period of time during which signs of grief are shown. Mourning comes naturally after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one, pets included. We can go days, months even, without eating, sleeping, orContinue reading “Mourning Friendship”

On Love

Love often makes us brittle. We become paper thin, a piece of parchment, folded and creased several times over. Love makes us do crazy things. It makes us skydive out of a moving plane, a million miles out of the air, just to prove our feelings for another person are real. Love is… strange. ItContinue reading “On Love”

Taking Time to Rest

The jobs that we’re employed at, dreams that we pursue, and goals we set for ourselves take an enormous amount of work. We often put in long, grueling hours just to achieve them and support ourselves in the process. It is no easy task, especially when our work provides pay that barely covers the costContinue reading “Taking Time to Rest”

Dear You: A Letter to Myself

Remember that one writing project you started — The ‘Dear You’ series? Remember how you kept it anonymous, but always had someone in mind while writing it? Well, this one is a little more open, transparent for the world to see. I want everyone in the world to see that this letter, right here, thisContinue reading “Dear You: A Letter to Myself”

What Success Looks Like To Me

Some say success is an accumulation of wealth. Some say it is becoming world renowned in your field. Others might define success as simple as the happiness you feel in your everyday life. But what is success really? What might seem like success to one person may be considered a failure to another. The shortContinue reading “What Success Looks Like To Me”