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

Chuseok Adventures

The first month of this semester quickly came and went. School wasn’t all that interesting. It was actually more boring than last semester, which only made me more and more excited for Chuseok (추석). This Chuseok, we had a 10-day break, and it was just the right time for me to initiate my new fall … More Chuseok Adventures