On the Shore

The new job is going well, though it’s taken some time to get used to. The first few days left me absolutely knackered, hence my lack of updates. My schedule is vastly different from when I worked at the school (I go to bed much earlier now), but it hasn’t been all bad. The commute […]

A Bright New Start

I got a call from the company my brother works for yesterday. I was offered a job. The job¬†starts later today. The commute is a bit long, but the pay and hours are good, so I can’t mind too much.¬†Through it, I should be able to start paying down my loans. From what was said […]


I have so much time now, but I don’t know what to do with it all. I’ve been continuing the job search, working on my art, and trying out some new things. It’s starting to get really hot (we are getting closer to August, which is New York’s hottest month) so I haven’t been feeling […]

A Place to Put my Stuff

Brother and I have been talking a lot about moving as of late. He plans to get his own place soon and I’ve had the idea of moving overseas for a long time now. Eventually, we started to debate on which is preferable to live in: a house or an apartment. I’ve always preferred studio […]

Lapse in Activity

So, the last week I’ve been away on jury duty. I wasn’t picked for any cases (though it was a near thing), but I have spent more time than I would have liked inside a court room. On my last day there, there was a draw for a 24 member grand jury, that was for […]


They say that life is like a river. I agree. The past few months have not been easy, but I think things will start to looking up soon. Many things have ended in such a short span of time. My contract at the school has ended. The supermarket, which funded my time in college and […]

I feel confused

Today is the first day in a very long time where I haven’t needed to be somewhere by sometime for some reason. I’m honestly out of sorts because of it. I don’t need to go to work today. I’m used to working seven days a week. I don’t need to go to an event of […]

One More Month

One more month and the school year will be over. I have a feeling that it’ll go by quickly. I’m not sure how I’ll be the last day of class. This is my first year working in an academic setting and it’s been much different that I thought it would be. I learned a lot […]


This current job has been a roller coaster of epic proportions. In the beginning, I had thought I was applying to be a part-time tutor, in hopes of getting some experience in working with children. I was testing the waters to see if I really did want to work with kids for the rest of […]

Silk Flowers

Having a few days off, I was able to meet up for lunch with a friend, who I haven’t been able to see for a while. Both of out schedules are pretty crazy, though we so have similar jobs, so we’ve been able to do anything but the occasional text message. Recently, we did share […]

Looking for Warmth

“Cold hands, warm heart,” I’ve heard these words many a time growing up. What does this mean? My hands have always been absolutely fridged, so does that mean my heart’s an inferno? I don’t think so. I’m pretty aloof or “tsumetai” in most things. I try to let my head rule my heart. Maybe brother’s […]

The Waiting Game

I hate waiting for things. Over the years, I’ve gotten better at hiding my fidgeting and quelling my visual frustrations, but deep inside I hate to wait. For anything. I think it has to do with not knowing how things will turn out. It gives me time to think– lots of time actually– and my […]