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You Would Not Have Heard The Music

Luke has planned our whole anniversary weekend; after over a decade of relationship, my first…

The Party That Shook Up The World: The Legend of D-NICE and Collective Joy During a Global Pandemic

We’ve seen this movie before, right? It is why art-making, craft and creating is as…

A Quarantine Playlist

In my sheer boredom as a result of quarantine from the COVID-19 outbreak, I took…

What I Learned From Trying to Fit In

In second grade, one of the few Asians in the year group, I brought to…

Best Birthday Ever

I would love to say that the moment my husband and I first met was…

How the Relationship that Pushed My Boundaries Taught Me to Stand Up for Myself

From a young age—even before I was old enough for my first real crush—I fantasized…

What it Cost to be Adopted

The New York Times (NYT) recently published a piece, “What I Spent to Adopt My…

“What Would I Do If I Were Mugged?”

It’s funny that I write this for The Ascent, as the following happened while sprinting on…

The Secret of The Visible Power of Being Different

Career professionals may find it challenging to remain competitive in a particular field. It is…

Breathe in the Same Space

I am five-feet tall and downwind of strange odors. I notice every fragrance, perfume, cologne,…

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