Posts from category: writing.

  • love, personal, writing

    i fell in love with a dog.

    At 24, I'm lucky enough to have felt love in many forms: familial, romantic, and platonic.  But, until around the age of 22, I wasn't able to experience what it was like to have a pet, specifically the loving bond between a human and their dog. I don't think it's a secret that Tobi and I have been fostering for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue on and off for the past two years. After...

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  • personal, travel, writing

    a los angeles of my own

    Los Angeles was one of my most frequent destinations as someone who was born and raised in Hawaii. I've landed at LAX to go to Disneyland, to visit relatives, to send my brother off to college, and just to visit because it's one of the closest cities that connects Hawaii to the continental United States. And because of that, for years, I constantly complained about LA-- it has never been...

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  • academia, health, personal, writing

    knee deep

    Here's where I am in terms of this summer: Knee deep in Physics and denial. To be frank, I've got myself in a bit of a pickle with an intensive summer course (again,) but I'm fighting my way through it with a lot of hard work and a lot of self-love and self-care (and unfortunately, impulsive purchases. Sorry, mom.) The anxiety from my ADHD hasn't come out full force simply...

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  • love, personal, writing

    when to cut out shitty people

    I'd really like to tell everyone about my experiences in Portland without injecting some important moment of clarity in there-- but of course, that wouldn't be authentic to my style of writing, and honestly, I cannot see Portland without a particular event colouring the entire trip. That being said, Portland was wonderful. Portland is a strange place because it reminds me so much of San Francisco, but more relaxed and...

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