anxiety · being social · college days · Comfort zone · insecurities · Making plans · people · school · social anxiety

Bumps in the Road

On Tuesday, I had the worst migraine. Maybe it was my body finally catching up to my mind and telling me to take a break. I got up briefly to eat breakfast but otherwise I felt too lightheaded to do much less except crawl back into bed. It seemed like I was going in and…… Continue reading Bumps in the Road

anxiety · being social · ramblings · social anxiety · socially awkward · weather

Weathering Through It

I underdressed for work on Sunday because I underestimated the forecast which said temperatures were in the mid-50’s. It felt 10 degrees colder because of the constant wind, and I definitely got the bite of it from working outdoors. I suppose I was winded from that, so even though I wore more layers under my…… Continue reading Weathering Through It

being asian · Conflicting emotions · ethnic identity · personal beliefs · prejudice · race and identity

Prejudices & Colorism

I don’t think anyone is free from having prejudices about other people. I feel like mine might stem from an innate fear of being threatened by the other person in some way so my mind just jumps to rationalizing a reason for why I need to be on my guard. This post stems from frustration…… Continue reading Prejudices & Colorism

about me · ethnic identity · Identity crisis · prejudice · racial background · writing

Hiding My Ethnic Background?? 😵

I have never attempted to “pass” as another ethnic background than the one I identify as, though there was most certainly a time when I hated the background I came from. I dislike the association that still persists in some places in the world that a non-white person is a foreigner. Yeah, I have a…… Continue reading Hiding My Ethnic Background?? 😵

being asian · blogging · prejudice · race and identity · strangers · Writing prompt

Being Insulted

This happened to me on the Upper East Side of New York many years ago when I was still in college. I was going to the Metropolitan Museum to work on a writing assignment for class. The stupid thing about this incident is how fast it happened in a blink of an eye and I…… Continue reading Being Insulted