Our JxMs

I’ve started a music blog with my friend, Mirae to talk about our love of Korean and Chinese music. Here in Toronto, I feel like I’m always battling a tenuous connection to the music industry in Asia. I spend a lot of my down time listening to old music, chasing new music, researching discographies, cross-referencing composers, lyricists…

Read More

Shelf Life: The Seven Ages by Louise Glück

The Seven Ages must be read in short, consistent periods – over the course of a day, over the course of a week. Poems must be read and reread, sometimes immediately, sometimes after stepping away for a while. Short Verdict: I have mixed feelings about the consistency of the collection, as some poems don’t seem…

Read More

Shelf Life: Standing Room Only by Joanne Deng 「暫時無法安放的,鄧九雲」

「我告訴她,她會慢慢長大,長大的重點其實不是為了成為一個什麼樣的人,是為了受傷。那些傷口對我們很重要,因為它們將吸引著另一些人的來到,像嗜血的吸血鬼或鯊魚。」 “I told her she would grow up slowly, and that the point of growing up wasn’t to become a certain type of person, but to get hurt. Those hurts are important to us, because they will draw certain people to us – like a thirsty vampire, or a shark.” – from “餘生的第一天,Plumeria” It was…

Read More