Spring Semester

Hello. Spring semester is over and I haven’t really written much on this blog at all. But for a good reason: I finally finished Candy. And you bet I’m pretty freakin’ damn proud of myself. It’s the first full-length novel I ever finished. Honestly, there isn’t much for me to be proud of this season. … More Spring Semester

The After-Effect

I’m back. I’m back here again. Last December, I flew back to the UAE to see my family again. I stayed for a month. Then I stayed in the Philippines for a week. Now I’m back–back to that recurring emptiness that looms over/under/beside/inside me as I stare blankly at the ceiling of my room. What … More The After-Effect

English Class Fiasco

[This is an editorial I wrote for the issue of The Yeungnam Observer (our university’s English Newspaper) coming out on December 2017.] The Problem with International Student’s English Class Schools and other learning institutions usually come up with and follow a set curriculum they require for their students. Our university, Yeungnam University, does the same. Curriculums are … More English Class Fiasco