“As if you were on fire from within, the moon lives in the lining of your skin.” —Pablo Neruda A few weeks ago, I read a Buzzfeed article titled "I Wasn't Beautiful Enough to Live in South Korea." Being from South Korea myself, it instantly caught my attention. Since I was adopted when I was six … Continue reading Would I Be Considered Beautiful in Korea?
"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world... Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or … Continue reading 2017: Looking Ahead
"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." —Hal Borland Last year on New Year's Eve, I wrote a post titled "2015: Looking Back" where I reflected on the goals I set at the end of 2014. Now, a year … Continue reading 2016: Looking Back
"My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity." —Arthur Ashe For anyone that knows me well, you'll know I'm always down for a good Asian joke. When said by someone I'd consider a good friend, there's a 98% chance I'll laugh and find it legitimately funny. … Continue reading I’m Asian
"I wish that you could see that beauty is within your heart. And you were made with such care—your skin, your body, and your hair are perfect just the way they are. There could never be a more beautiful you. Don't buy the lies, disguises, and hoops they make you jump through. You were made … Continue reading The Beauty of Body Positivity
"I haven't ________ since last year!" —People everywhere during the first week of January who are 110% fresh-out of good jokes A couple days ago, on New Year's Eve, I posted a typical end-of-the-year review with my own spin on 2015 (here it is if you missed it). I mentioned that I used to do this on … Continue reading 2016: Looking Ahead
"The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you've come." —Unknown 2015 is rapidly coming to an end and 2016 is just a couple days away. This past year was a big year of change for me—graduating high school and moving on to the post high school adventure known as college. … Continue reading 2015: Looking Back