Of identities

Perhaps I am sensitive. Perhaps I get offended easily. Growing up (and even now), I never could understand how people could so callously comment on your identity, as though they know you so much better than you. Growing up, I had to contend with regular remarks that seemed accusatory – things like, “Oh you are such…

Seventeen and counting

1. I first saw you, a little, across the room – ponytailed, bright, open, and boisterous. 9. Once, twice, thrice – I thought I almost lost you yet I was the same towards you like how I was towards my only other loved one – I stayed and waited for you to come back. You…

H i d e

I hide a lot. It seems, these days, all I do is hide. Behind texts, smiles, laughter, silence, and in between lines, the sheets, and the changing of days. It has been a while since I have answered a sincere Yes or No to requests, questions, or statements. I meander between a coy maybe –…

Dix – La Fin

10 – You are not my forever friend. I chant it like a mantra; I chant as though my life depends on it. I deem you the shooting star in the sky, the chocolate sprinkles on top of treasured ice creams, the crust of my favourite lemon meringue pie; you are the start of every…

Heartbreak in 90 days.

#1 Denial And. So. We have begun to paper bag items We Bought together And I have ensured they No longer faced the front No Longer In the room In my presence In my – #2 Anger I thought about you today. For a long time, I welded your affections with my reconciliations and pretended…

The end.

So this is it. I held perfection in my hands and watched my weight of expectation crushed it in its entirety. Six The feeling gnawed at me. I waited with bated breaths. Incoming. Enlightenment. None came. The circle does not lie. What goes around does come around. Life is a full circle. One I still…

You and I are not so different

You see, I have learned a thing or two about people. One. When you do good, it is always because of you, yourself, and yours truly. Two. When you screw up (or, for lack of better words – make a mess of things), it is usually always because of somebody else and never ever 100…

Frolicking in Changdeokgung Palace’s Secret Garden

Sometimes I wonder how a nation has managed to capture the overzealous attention of young fans throughout Asia, be situated just 38 miles away from the DMZ line and survive, have a long list of delicious street food and traditional delicacies and still have such beautifully maintained palaces in the city centre. This efficacy to,…