In a few weeks, I’ll be turning thirty. It’s not a big deal – at least I know it shouldn’t be, but I can’t help but fixate on the fact that I will be thirty. I will have lived thirty whole years on this earth! It is surreal. And it does feel like a big … More The Climb to Thirty
I’m tempted to explain and expound on this article-that-is-not-really-an-article, to write down every step of my thought process – on why I’m posting a photo of a sketch of a teeny cup of coffee without a handle and what this “safe place” is all about. But to do so would defeat the purpose. The point … More A Safe Place
The other day, I sat with Datu as he sipped his Chai tea while I gulped down my too-sweet coffee, which had more foam than caffeine. We were in a booth in Coffee Bean, both of us on a couch in the corner farthest from the entrance. After a few pleasantries, he turned to me … More What I Do When I’m Not Writing
I was looking through Neil Gaiman’s blog earlier (I visit it every now and then to read about his daily life, book updates, and words of advice) and I came across a video on the three books that changed his life. It got me thinking about my own list of life-altering literature. It was my dad who introduced me to the wonderful world … More 5 Books That Changed My Life
This started out as just a sketch and then I decided to paint it with watercolor. It’s taking me weeks to complete it. It’s my first time to attempt something this detailed, but I’m pretty happy with how it’s turning out.