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Farewell Pt. 2: Sort-Of "Passing" AKA Blending in Taiwan

**NOTE**Before I tumble down the rabbit hole of racism and sexism in Taiwan v. Greater Asia or the United States, I want to pause and remind anyone reading this, that I’m focusing on specifically my OWN experience. 2,877 more words

Taiwan

Letter to a Young Friend: Advice from Novelist Edie Meidav

Dear young friend,

First, can I say I love you? And then that you are beautiful?

These statements seem out of bounds only if you stop reading right here. 2,822 more words

Essays & Other Writing

One Moment at a Time

One day at a time.

I’m sure you have heard the phrase. It is the mantra of many recovery programs and the theme of several great songs. 310 more words

Writing

The Role Of "Luck" And "Randomness" In Predicting The Future

How would you rate your ability to predict the long-term future? Quite Well, Average, or not at all.. If the last one, you’re not alone. The most impactful events on human life are usually the ones we never see coming. 1,122 more words

Blog

Being followed (part 10)

Lee has got back to his car. He was aroused. He closes his eyes and thinks about Mandy. He was close to get her to want him. 895 more words

Fan Fiction

Religion and It's Potential to be Poison

I sit here on the love seat in my grandmother’s house, bothered by the fact that she speaks judgement, just as I’ve heard many people of her religion do so, for months and years and my entire existence since I’ve learned how to comprehend language. 1,212 more words

Boo: The Things Parents Don’t Know Are Often The Most Important

I’ll admit it: I was one of those children who tried to memorized the Periodic Table.

Today, there are 118 elements on the list. In the 1980s, when I was a kid, there were 108, and ten years before that, there were 106. 926 more words

Books

Bears, Goats, and Strawberries reblogged this on bears, goats, and strawberries and commented:

As the twin who never received an invitation; today at 41 I still have never had a friend in the united States of America. It gets old; I can see why people commit suicide. It's not selfish; it's I can't take your American treatment of humans that never did a bad thing to you anymore. Truth. What friends or family. You know I work, because I will not live your disgusting lifestyle. You sit around like vultures waiting for what you can steal of my hard work; leaving me to practically live on fucking air alone. Name one of you assholes that has ever fucking had a job. Not your "lies"; a real fucking job? One of you liars text me, and tell me you did something in your pathetic life besides steal from me. One of you. You fucking can't can you?