In the shape of my mom

(Inspired by Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You) My mother was my first teacher. Before I started attending formal school at the age of four, I could already name colors, count numbers, and write my name. I saw her put back the shoelace to my newly washed sneakers, carefully threaded the aglet on each …

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I’m leaving you.

One of my most vivid meltdown was when I got turned down for a position I applied for because I was overqualified. I closed the bathroom door, turned on the shower, and cried relentlessly on the floor. I wanted to drain my eyes from all the tears I had been holding back the whole day …

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Who do you want to be?

Well, I wanted to be Shan Cai. Remember that poor, average-looking girl who confronted a group of filthy rich and famous guys in the university for being assholes? That skinny girl with long black hair who made two of those guys fought over her? Meteor Garden? No? Kids, how young are you? I was in …

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Kebs.

Short form of the Filipino slang word keber/kiber which means "I don't care" and definitely the opposite of what I unconsciously felt while setting up this website. I spent three nights figuring out how the tools actually work, choosing a theme, and of course the hardest part -- choosing fonts. I woke up one morning …

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