Perhaps the most foundational aspect to my life are the people around me. I am a very social person, I tend to meet quite a few people and I am never long without someone, if not to date, at least to talk with. It makes the difficulties of life, those that I've faced and the … Continue reading Relationship Status
I recently made a batch of cold-brew coffee in an old 40oz of Olde English. It was a fine moment for my ingenuity - usually I just buy whatever I'm too lazy to make myself. But also, it made me realize how I'm poor but only really because I'm bad with money. Like, why would … Continue reading Cold-brew coffee, student style
I am not the first person to suggest this, but I think language can be painfully inadequate at expressing what we really intend. The issue arises from all the connotations that words have which restrict them, which make us react to them in very specific ways. I don't care, really, about etymology because people do … Continue reading A Communique on Communication
Anyone who's read this blog knows that I have a particular fascination with the people who read this thing. I'm incessantly curious about you because why wouldn't I be? It's something special to have people willing to read my thoughts on a semi-regular basis, to have people agree with me to some extent. I guess … Continue reading Why Are You Here?
It's weird when people mention my blog to me in real life. I was motivated to start a blog for God know's what reason and now that people, my friends that I pester mainly, actually read my blog I've started to think about answers to their questions. When I recently watched Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie talking … Continue reading Blogging IRL
I was talking to my friend at work the other day about lifestyle. She works in the paper's lifestyle section so it's no wonder we talked about it like writers - in the abstract. Her job is essentially to create fun articles that are informative and helpful but also more transporting than the run-of-the-mill news … Continue reading Lifestyle
I'm constantly wondering if I spend my time well. It's weird but I always wonder should I be writing? Should I be contributing something to other people rather than just caring about my own happiness? It's not that I am unhappy, it's more that I know too well what makes me happy. I know that … Continue reading New Things
It's something so intrinsic to my being. I am a writer - few people understand how important and monumental of a thing that is for me, for my life and my worldview.
I am reading 'Americanah' right now, as you might know from my last post. It's a beautiful book that has left me curious over my fate as a writer. I am not saying I've given up with that dream, for that would be silly. But, I need to constantly affirm my dedication to this life … Continue reading Better Writers Than I or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wait
Second City Toronto is a wonderful place. I've an affinity beyond just the typical comedy fan for a very good reason: my time as a member of the comedy cohort there. Well it was just a camp for a week, but I did tell some jokes on a tiny side stage that got some laughs. … Continue reading Second City: Silly and Serious