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

Enough to Let Me Go

(Note: This was previously on private but I have revised it in light of my recent thoughts and experiences.) Nowadays, I often think about the novel Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. To be honest, it’s been years since I read that book and I only ever read it once so I don’t remember most of … More Enough to Let Me Go