birds · bugs · crowds · flowers · friends · friendship · fun in the sun · Independence day · just for fun · nature · Photo blog · photos · plants · summer

Happy Belated 4th

My 4th of July didn’t go as expected. Life can change so easily in a blink of an eye. I was so sure in my last post that things would go accordingly as I was picturing they would. How many times have I been here before, with my inaccurate fortune telling? I should know better…… Continue reading Happy Belated 4th

anxiety · friends · friendship · self-esteem · social anxiety

Not Brave Today

Of all the courageous things I did today, what sticks out first and foremost is not my triumphs but my failures. I’m a work in progress, yes. Where I am today was not where I was a year ago or two years ago or even three years ago. How I feel about myself now might…… Continue reading Not Brave Today

about me · accents · anxiety · humor · shyness · verbal communication

Difficult Words to Pronounce

I attribute my inability to pronounce some words confidently in the English language because of two things. One, I’m terrible at public speaking. I developed terrible shyness every time I read out loud during my years in school. Of the times every person in the class had their chance to read a paragraph or a…… Continue reading Difficult Words to Pronounce

childhood memories · injury · memories · pain · Physical health · Physical injury

Peculiar Injuries

Luckily, I have never suffered major injuries, like a broken bone or a fracture in my skull. I can’t imagine what the recovery period for those kinds of injuries is like, but for those who lived through it, it is amazing how people’s bodies can bounce back from such things. I would say what I…… Continue reading Peculiar Injuries

anxiety · fears · friends · friendship · insecurities · social anxiety

Alone or Together

I know I am a person capable of much even though I have anxiety. I get anxious over purportedly “dumb” things. I belittle myself in this way because of the many times I’ve been in the moment of being actively anxious and how stuck I am. I think, Why am I feeling anxiety over this?…… Continue reading Alone or Together

culture · fears · horror · movies

Movie Scenes That Still Freak Me Out

I have nostalgia for the Jurassic Park trilogy, especially since I have seen Jurassic World and am getting ready to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in theaters today. It was great to rewatch the very first film which started the franchise. Despite how dated the quality and graphics were, the storyline and characters still held…… Continue reading Movie Scenes That Still Freak Me Out

awkward · humor · subway travel

Forgivable Indiscretion

Waiting for the subway to pull up on the platform, my heart sinks whenever the train begins slowing down and I can see the individual cars are packed with passengers. Ugh. Such is the fate of the subways during the early morning rush and also in the late afternoon when half the city seems to…… Continue reading Forgivable Indiscretion