journal

  1. Telling Good Stories is Hard

    01 Jun 2022

    There’s a recent Decoder Ring episode about The Storytelling Craze — how storytelling became a trendy tool for businesses to sell products and where it’s going. In school, stories are often shared as cautionary tales, narratives wrapped with a perfect bow to teach a lesson at the end. On social…


  2. Your Memory is a Sieve

    03 Apr 2022

    I made an impossible trip to Hong Kong in December and unexpectedly stayed for longer than I intended. It was an impulsive and indulgent decision as an indirect result of ongoing flight cancellations and country bans amidst endless government restrictions, but mostly because I wanted to I wanted to submerge…


  3. Collaborate for Change

    04 Nov 2021

    Collaborate for Change is an project created by Taboo Health to facilitate connections between storytellers and artists with the goal to shine light on racialized groups, topics and experiences. I was matched with writer and mental health advocate, Juanita to create a triptych of free, accessible desktop, mobile and print-ready…


  4. With Claudia - 順其自然

    22 Sep 2021

    My friendship with Claudia started at a mutual friend’s apartment in the summer of 2018. We bonded over us laughing at a joke I don’t quite remember. The kind of uncontrollable laughter that makes me rock back and forth without making a sound, so everyone else could do nothing more…


  5. Drawing (Almost) Everyday in May

    01 Jun 2021

    I participated in Articulations’ FILL’ER Up Sketchbook Challenge, currently in its tenth year this past month! The challenge encourages you to do something in your sketchbook everyday for the entire month. I just finished another sketchbook near the end of April, and thought it’d be a fun and visual way…


  6. 30 Podcast Suggestions

    28 Apr 2021

    I can’t remember when exactly I started listening to podcasts, or which podcast got me deep in this rabbit hole of audio entertainment, but I know I haven’t stopped ever since I started. I’m one of those people who is likely to start a conversation with “I was listening to…


  7. Behind Blissful Kitchen

    18 Apr 2021

    Liz watched me grow up, her brother and I were in the same kindergarten class. One of my earliest memories in kindergarten was my teacher threatening to staple his uniform shorts to stop him from running around the school. It probably sounds more dramatic now than it was at the…


  8. Small Pandemic Pleasures

    07 Apr 2021

    The city I live in went into lockdown on Monday, March 16th, 2020. It’s been a year of emergency orders, lockdown, regulations and confusing dates to mark the end of something that I could no longer keep track of. Prior to the lockdown, I loved to squeeze every errands possible…


  9. 25 by 25

    20 Mar 2021

    These paper-cut illustrations were originally created for a show. Since it got cancelled, I thought it would be fun to turn the series into a challenge to create 25 pieces before I turn 25 in June! Each illustration is made with painted papers on 4.9” by 6.9” lightly textured acid-free…


  10. Old Writings and New Beginnings

    22 Feb 2021

    I had a Yahoo blog when I was 12. Every weekend, I headed to the local library to use the computers. I figured out all the tricks and hacks to access MSN without actually having the software downloaded, so I could talk to my friends with a 13 hour time…


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