Today after work, I was walking around the French...
looking for a very low-key secondhand bookstore I’d read about earlier in the day. I couldn’t find it. After spending many minutes walking down one dark alley after another, I decided to go home and try again on another day. On the way to the metro station, I decided to grab a quick dinner and coffee at a self-proclaimed French patisserie I’d never seen. As I slowly browsed my...
A night of sleep lost to mosquitoes
Mosquitoes that don’t seem to give the slightest shit that I have to bare in public a face with two hideously large bites on each cheek. Mosquitoes that would adorably buzz around in my face in the dark but suddenly become masters of hide and seek when I turn on the lights to swat the living shit out of them. Mosquitoes that have made me so paranoid I spent a few sleep-deprived minutes...
It’s a BFD because it doubles the number of Americans with the right to...– Andrew Sullivan, in a column titled “Why New York Matters” on The Daily Beast
Context: It’s 4:30am on a Friday night. And the current rate of humidity in my room is hovering around 150%. I will finish the song one day, I promise.
Hello Athens!!!– A plastered Amy Winehouse greeting an audience of 20,000 onstage in Belgrade, Serbia
John McCain blamed illegal immigrants for having... →
Last night, I had a dream that I had just returned...
from London and was at a party. It was such a realistic dream, like I could almost taste the tepid beer in my mouth and feel the exhaustion from making small talk with all my dream friends. Then I woke up. I opened my eyes, but they were out of focus. I literally had no idea what city, country or continent I was on. I closed my eyes really hard. For ten really long seconds, I had to actively...
Shanghai is where I belong.
A shoutout to every single driver in Shanghai
HEY! Hi. You like to honk your horn. I get it. I wake up to it, I sleep to it, I even eat every meal to the cacophony of your syncopated honking that’s quite not subtle enough for me to go about my day happily and dismiss it as inevitable ambient noise. Why? Because it can be avoided. Because you don’t need to honk every time you want to make a left turn, or are frustrated about the...
Amusing conversation inspired by cultural barriers
New Zealander Roommate: So what kind of music do you listen to? Me: Um, a lot of indie, indie-rock- MZR: Indie? Like Indian? (long glance and nod at oblivious Indian roommate sitting at the table).