It was 5 AM in the morning. Carol was eating chicken nuggets when she heard the gunshot. A cold chai latte from Starbucks stood among scattered books and papers because she didn't have a microwave. The room got terribly hot because the air conditioner had been broken since last week. Carol opened the window, and … Continue reading EVERY TIME I WANT TO GO, YOU GIVE ME A REASON TO STAY
He is on the stage; the audience is cheering, and so are the producers and the biographer backstage. His fingers create real magic. Thelonious Monk was an American Jazz pianist and composer famous for his unorthodox approach to music. He was the founder of Bebop and redefined jazz through improvisation. At a gig, he would … Continue reading BEING MONK
It's the truth for those who can't let go.
I like roller coasters. I like the thrill they give me. I am in-between: I am dying, but I am not; my body is falling apart, but it isn't; I'm on the verge of a nervous breakdown, but I am sane. I feel the blood run through my head, the rush of adrenaline, my heart … Continue reading ROLLER COASTER
My roommate spent half an hour on the phone complaining how hungry she was, after complaining for another half hour about not knowing where to go for dinner. 12:47 AM. I hear drunk people laughing outside my window, constant construction noises, and impatient car horns. I listen to the air conditioner in my room, accompanied … Continue reading SLEEPLESS
Moving always stresses me out--- I think it's the idea of moving from one place to another, putting my life into boxes of various sizes, and moving those boxes into a whole new air. Fitting my life into suitcases, boxes, plastic containers, and duffle bags make me feel small--- They seem to be defining me. … Continue reading MOVING
The dog walks his owner every day. My shoes drag me to places all the time. My ring rests on my finger so she won't be stuck in the shabby corner of a vintage store. My phone is evil. If every one of us has a guardian angel, then mine must be a rock star … Continue reading A LIST OF RIDICULOUS THINGS