Photo Credit to my lovely friend Rachel S. (not blog-Rachel) who is a wonderful human being and you would all be lucky to know her. (so this is kind of a follow-up from Rachel’s most recent blog post, so feel free to read it first, if you haven’t already, here). These are the kinds of prayer requests that are being offered up; healing from cancer, … Continue reading Are My Problems Too Small?
This doesn’t happen often. But when it does, I notice it big time. I’m sitting in bible study—this was years ago, mind you—and a person shares with the group: “My biggest sin is pride.” And I’m like, really? Make no mistake, pride is destructive. Just read King Lear. But there is this feeling I get when someone’s problems sound less of a big deal than…cough, … Continue reading My Problems Are Worse Than Yours
It took me until I was twelve to realize it. I was at junior high and my mom came to help out at an event. When my classmate saw her, he whispered to me: “I didn’t know your mom was Chinese.” I didn’t know either. (Hey, Mom. Apparently, you’re Chinese.) That was the first time it dawned on me. I’m Asian. Or to be more … Continue reading Being That Sort of Asian Girl
It is finally hitting me that I will be going away soon. I will be moving to the Norfolk Coast and living on my own. It’s only a few seasons away. This is no longer a vague concept, and it feels more real each day. My to-do list this weekend is full of prep for the future. I’m starting to update my CV. I’m applying … Continue reading Take The First Step Forward
I’m going to cry. I need to wait for it to be socially acceptable to leave the room first. Then I’m going to find myself a safe space and cry. Maybe in five minutes. I feel the cry perched in the roof of my mouth. I can summon it whenever. Just not now. Five minutes. The room erupts in laughter. My mouth smiles. They think … Continue reading Feeling Offended
Photo by the lovely Jess who pretty much takes all of my photos. Check her out. It began intellectually, me pondering about identity, how we can define it for ourselves and if we can accurately define it for ourselves, but now I’m ending my thought-process in a more vague tone. I’m not too sure how I want to write this blog post and how I want to … Continue reading Identity Crisis