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Quitting coffee for good?

A week before Christmas, I was rushed to the hospital. I had terrible back pain. It was too painful that I kept vomiting. There was no comfortable position no matter what I did. I wanted to scream. I seriously thought I was gonna die. 😂 It's more painful than getting a tattoo or when the … Continue reading Quitting coffee for good?

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Studying Korean + Staying Motivated

Studying Korean I first started learning the 'Korean alphabet (Hangul 한글)' in 2017, but I didn't really pursue the language further. I tried, but it's hard to know which way to go or what resources to take. This year, I picked up Korean again and now have a place to actually study it. I signed … Continue reading Studying Korean + Staying Motivated

life lately

so nothing has changed | life lately

I went to the doctor last week to get my left ear checked. He asked me about my job and if I work from home too because of the pandemic. I told him I have been working from home since early 2018. So he said, "so nothing has changed?" I know he only meant the … Continue reading so nothing has changed | life lately

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WSPD | this is okay

It can be overwhelming at first, but the dark isn’t too bad. It is the arms that caress her at night to make sure she doesn’t sleep alone; the gentle touch that wipes the tears away. It is the blanket that makes her feel safe—too familiar that it is impossible not to feel its comfort … Continue reading WSPD | this is okay

Kim Ji Young Born 1982 on Netflix

I previously mentioned that I started reading this book "Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 (82년생 김지영)". But I had to stop at some point because aside from it made me really mad, it has become too triggering to bear. To my surprise, I saw it featured when I opened my Netflix. I don't know when … Continue reading Kim Ji Young Born 1982 on Netflix

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Free food from toktok!

Now more than ever, it is harder to make ends meet. Due to Covid-19, many of us have lost their jobs. That is why whenever I get the chance to join or participate to something that can offer free stuff, I grab it. Practicality, right? You just don't know until when you can put food … Continue reading Free food from toktok!

알레프 fall in love again

because I need distraction at 2am vol. 10 | the last

I was watching an anime and something stuck with me. It is said there that as we grow older, the more it gets hard for tears to come out no matter how heavy we feel. And I thought maybe that's why some of us write, to somehow release the baggage. So, here's an attempt. 5. … Continue reading because I need distraction at 2am vol. 10 | the last


so I turned 28…

The streets were unusually empty for a Sunday evening. Or has it always been like this since the pandemic? I miss the buzz of our small town, but I also love the peace and quiet now. I crossed the road—no vehicles going back and forth, no people loitering in sight. I was alone, but I … Continue reading so I turned 28…