Romance really is what you make it, I suppose. I spent a lot of my life sipping from the romance Kool-aid, and I’ve gotten pretty shitty on it in my time. The stuff is genuinely intoxicating. The idea that we are all part of this universe that is ripe with meaning, and as humans, we […]
Yeah, so I’m not dead. I just really fell of hard writing the blog about this time last year. I went on break to Beijing, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Sorry that I got a little distracted. Then again, it’s not distraction when you come back to school and you don’t continue writing to your […]
To round out this really terrible day, we were in tow of my all but lost adviser as he shuffled us around Shenzhen according to a plan that were not privy to. After setting our unknowingly unemployed South African friend up in her sham apartment, we doubled back to meet up with Cockney Guy. He […]
Again, I woke up before six. Again I headed out to Pingshan with no promise of anything fruitful coming out of it. I came armed with a book of pronunciations and a full shirt and tie, with a cup of coffee as my guide. I was on my own and needed to take the hour […]
So I don’t die in Hong Kong, I find my adviser, meet people just like me, realize that we’re going to make it through with the power of friendship, happily Chinese ever after, right? Well, in the short time that I’ve been out here, we expats (cool name for western foreigners) have a saying for […]
I’ve been lost before. Anyone who has read the past couple installments of this blog probably gets the impression that I have a fair share of emotional lost-ness as well. But geographically, I’ve been lost plenty of times. I’ve even been lost in New York and Philadelphia just as easily as I’ve been lost in […]
Aristotle was considered the godfather of drama two thousand years before Kanye West dropped Yeezus. One of his keystone concepts he uses to explain the hold that drama and comedy have on us is this idea of ‘catharsis’. Many of you probably only know about it in the same way that I did, through rigorous […]
Fear and the future, with writing. An introduction.