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Dearest, In this world you will be derided for caring too much. Care anyway. It is a lonely world and there are many paths you have to take alone. Do not be afraid of the truth. The fights will not get easier, but you will be more ready for them. Bitterness is the aroma in…

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What I Might Have Told Myself (One Year In)

Having just passed the one year point of running my own non-profit functioning – arts collective/business entity thing is something of a triumph, because despite the lack of referential models and extremely limited business experience, we made it this far. We’re at a point of assessment, evaluation and revision. One year of data in the…

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1 MA, Spooling Last Thoughts

「當他們 都怕 輸在起跑點的時候 她反問我 沒先想目的地 要沖什麼」 I’ve had many conversations with many people about what it means to have gone through the MA program in the last eight months. What should I be proud of? The new letters added to my resume? That I knocked out more than 7 papers in 8 months? That I…

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In a Good Way 我的自由年代

最近過的有點喘。 當左手握著一堆必須做的事情,右手捧著我慢慢熬著的想法,腦袋就會散散的。 What do you do when both hands are full? 最近在想我要用我的手做什麼事情?我要製造什麼樣的東西?我想留住的是什麼? Lately I’ve been looking back at how long it took me to get here, and the words I’ve had to write and rewrite to come into the comfort of saying. What does it mean to be able to say what I say now?…

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The 3/4 MA Question

flumpool 大切なものは君以外に見当たらなくて Time just slips by, and I find myself already having to colour in yet another quarter of my MA pie chart. This semester has been gloriously everything I wanted it to be. Professors are great, classes are small, readings are rigorous, conversations are generally insightful and engaging. It is baffling how much I can keep learning…

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