You've poured cement down my veins. You've petrified my heart. Everything is sore and numb and dumb. My skin is boiling away in a convulsive allergy to…
The candles that don’t burn
I drink my mint tea in the comfort of my room, enjoying the temporary tranquility of nothingness. There is an absence of people, of things, of stress…
Where’s your ring, honey? Forgive me; I can be a bit prudish sometimes. You did just casually forget it, among other unimportant things. Why is it…
It was Friday, March 13th. I did not go out of the house that day. Instead, I watched my phone explode with messages about the lockdown that would come…
It's 4 am, and I'm staring at the bright rectangle of artificial light on the wall. Thousands of tiny points are exploding in my brain. I'm…
I've never had a Facebook account. I've been successful in avoiding the blue social network for years. According to some people, I've missed out on…
I hate clutter. Whenever I enter a cluttered space, my mind slowly sinks into quicksand. I get a cortisol spike followed by a strong state of…
“Man up!” I tell myself every other day as I enter the dimly lit basement of a nearby supermarket. The plastic doors and cheap gray tile stairs scream…
After a sleepless nine-hour flight, I finally set foot in Incheon. Arrival card and passport in hand, I was ready to figure everything out by myself…
I started writing this post because I wanted to do something, but I didn't know exactly what. This has kind of been the theme of these past two months…
Orthodox Christianity is to Western Christian traditions what Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender" is to the legendary cartoon series: it seems to have…