Love and Other Stories

I did my first public poetry reading a couple weeks ago. It was simultaneously the most exciting, liberating and nerve-wracking thing I’ve ever done. I’ve spoken in public forums, hosted investor meetings with men twice my age without blinking an eye. Yet this, reading a poem in public to a room of strangers was the scariest thing I’ve ever […]


Perspective. It’s such a funny thing… I moved to Shanghai at 20, a sullen, depressed enigma. Threw myself into partying, threw myself into working, afraid of sleep. I used to go days on 2 hours of napping, afraid of crashing, afraid of the silence and the dreams. Oh, how things have changed in a few […]

Ramblings from my Rooftop

i knew who i was at 13 when my solitude poured ink onto paper magic words that kept manic monsters at bay. olive skinned and bright smiles wanting but never yearning. he said i had a spark that drew the bees in droves with a barely there smirk that kept them trying. i knew i […]

a recipe a day: The Litchi Sally

Part of why I love what I do so much is because I get to drink… A lot. The creative process is hard, and before you pass too harsh a judgement, I’m not entirely an alcoholic. I just like to drink. OK, that’s a lie. I love drinking, and I love this drink. Why? Let […]

December Pick Me Up: The Chocoholic

In lieu of resolutions, I give you recipes. OK, one recipe. The recipe that combines the best of both worlds: alcohol AND hot chocolate. That’s right. I call it, The Chocoholic. What you will need: Hot Chocolate (you can use sachet or made from scratch, it’s up to you. I personally, use PURO hot chocolate. […]

On Fleeting Emotions

Sometimes, the depression hits hard, and I’m left breathless by the abruptness of it. Sometimes, it moves sluggishly through my veins; like poison, the numbness spreads, and I’m powerless to stop it. Breathless from the utter empty I feel. Gasping to try and fill any part of me with any semblance of anything I can. […]

floating islands

i always found that term oxymoronic. maybe it’s just me. but… technically, aren’t we all floating islands?  each continent is essentially just a super, duper huge island. no?  sitting on a body of water. floating. like our consciousness. floating until we touch something and then we drift apart again. because that’s nature. each particle moving onward, cells (like […]

all the things we used to be

Isn’t it funny, how the people who pass through your life, the people you loved, leave a part of themselves ingrained within you?  I used to love chocolate, until I fell in love with a him who didn’t, and stupidly, I said I hated it too, just so we’ll have something in common. In a […]

why can’t you want me like the other boys do? they stare at me while i stare at you

you’ve know that. clearly. in the battle of who cares least. you earned the gold medal. and all that’s left is my dignity.  i resolved to not lose myself this year. because i might like you, but i love myself more. and i have to start taking care of the things that i love. and […]