July 10, 2021: I got my first tattoo / Autumn in my heart 🍁

I was less nervous about the pain than the implications of having a tattoo. I used to—not really despise but—snub the idea of myself getting tattoos. I can’t really explain the reason; it’s not the prison/gang stereotype that many people had. I guess I wanted to stay “pure” and untainted and cute, LOL. Also, I was concerned … Continue reading July 10, 2021: I got my first tattoo / Autumn in my heart 🍁

Q&A with self on the day I turn 30.

Today is my first day. I ask myself, how do I feel right now? About being 30? I don’t know much about it yet. It’s like entering a new club as a newcomer. I don’t know anyone, I don’t know where to station myself or who to approach first. Even though hours ago I was … Continue reading Q&A with self on the day I turn 30.

It’s nice to be alive, isn’t it?

Sometimes, I—along with many people, I imagine—forget that. To be a human on Earth, it feels nice. I feel lucky. To have the ability to walk on two legs and roam on soil, to have two clear eyes that can view the sky, the trees, the mountains, the ocean, and the stars at night. To … Continue reading It’s nice to be alive, isn’t it?

A Special Interaction at Handam Beach

At Handam Coastal Trail, there is a stop at the top of a little hill you can climb to get a more breezy and panoramic view of Handam Beach. I climbed it first and she came behind me. She was so happy. She was sharing her wonderment with me, uttering what I could only interpret … Continue reading A Special Interaction at Handam Beach