Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Story in 420 Characters (or less including spaces)

On a morning so cold that even the air has frozen in place, I and a portly stranger, for a moment, share a square of sidewalk. In his hands is a to-go cup from which he sips and exhales deeply. Seeming more bizarrely intimate than that goodbye kiss, I hesitate to inhale his breath that lingers in the frigid air. The chilled breath, a taste like chocolate milk, assuages the bitter tang of breakup over morning coffee.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

This I Believe (written June 2005)

Spring of senior year, it’s what I’d been living for. I must have checked the mailbox almost religiously, everyday, waiting for the one letter that would inevitably give my life purpose. I waited for the meaning of life to settle itself in my mailbox packaged inside an envelope in the form of one word – “congratulations.” I often daydreamed about getting that letter, and every time I did, I could feel the letter paper between my fingers becoming moist with perspiration, I could smell the ink on the page, and I could feel the ecstatic joy pulsing through my veins and spilling out through my eyes. It was so real, more real than the reality of what happened.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

씁쓸함에 대하여

I'd have to say that the 10cm song 우정, 그 씁쓸함에 대하여 is an interesting song that incorporates some techniques that I personally love to use in my own writing. The lyrics employ a lot of repetition and parallel sentence construction that gives the song a sense of tight, purposeful, poetic composition.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Occupy Wall Street

It’s incredible to think that these events unfolding on the streets of major American cities could be the start of something revolutionary.

I’m pressed to consider that perhaps I’ve been too complacent when it has come to goverance. I’ve always thought that it was wrong, but I’ve never considered the possibility of real tangible change. After all, we’re living in the system. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

House, come back Holme.

I always joke about how the show House MD and I are in a relationship "for better or for worse." It's just that I've been watching the show since the very beginning and now I'm committed to it until finale do us part.

I'd say we've been through a lot of ups and downs, but season 7 really tested my commitment to House. It has got to be the worst season of the show. I think I complained almost every single week about how I had to watch it as if it were a chore. I think the primary reason I did watch the episodes in a timely manner was so that I wouldn't get behind and have to potentially suffer through more than one hour of the ridiculousness in a short time frame. It was so unfulfilling that I neglected to watch the season finale. At that point I didn't really care what happened, and I didn't even have the threat of episode pile up to force me into watching it. So I ended up not watching it until the very last moment, this last weekend before the new season was set to start.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Masculinity: Sudo Genki

Sudo Genki, Japanese entertainer and retired MMA fighter and kickboxer, looks especially impressive dressed as a salaryman as he dances the robot.