coping pandemic: part V

This is the fifth interview for "Coping Pandemic" series. The interviewee resides in New York City -- one of the epicenters of COVID-19 in the world. How are you feeling right now in the midst of a pandemic? Honestly, I feel isolated, stuck, and bloated. Every day, I try to have a "normal" schedule by... Continue Reading →

coping pandemic: part IV

This is the fourth interview for "Coping Pandemic" series. The interviewee studied and works for finance. How are you feeling right now in the midst of a pandemic? It all seems surreal to me. It’s strange because while my day-to-day routine has changed and I no longer meet up with my friends on weekends, my community... Continue Reading →

coping pandemic: part III

This is the third interview for "Coping Pandemic" series. The interviewee is a freelancer and a cat mom. How are you feeling right now in the midst of a pandemic? That is a hard question to answer because I feel like, I guess the best word to describe it is uprooted. I feel like everything... Continue Reading →

coping pandemic: part II

This is a second interview for "Coping Pandemic" series. The interviewee is an epidemiologist. How are you feeling right now in the midst of a pandemic? I feel stuffy and stuck. What does your day-to-day look like as we practice social distancing? I work from home which I’m really fortunate to do. That takes most... Continue Reading →

coping pandemic: part I

In the midst of uncertainty and fear, I decided to interview peers and document their experiences. I want to know how they see the situation, how they approach it, and what they're going through. This person is an Earth scientist. What does your day look like in the midst of COVID-19? Well, currently I’ve been... Continue Reading →

healing: part II

Warning: the following post includes sensitive, heavy topics such as abuse, illnesses, violence, discrimination, death, suffering, and pain. Reader discretion is advised. Copying or forwarding the text is strictly prohibited. I interviewed this person back in 2018 for my oral history project. This individual is a talented artist and a humble feminist. The person's story... Continue Reading →

healing: part I

Warning: the following post includes sensitive, heavy topics such as abuse, illnesses, violence, discrimination, death, suffering, and pain. Reader discretion is advised. Copying or forwarding the text is strictly prohibited. I interviewed this person, who is a radical lawyer and a survivor, for my oral history project in January 2019. For privacy, names, dates, and... Continue Reading →

home.

This ordinary is a great writer. She enjoys eating pastries and drinking water. She likes ice cream, too. How would you describe yourself? Word search wizard, sudoku solver, kimchi maker, yum cha connoisseur, and Hawaiian hula dancer. This is me. How has your home shaped your identity? Home is everything. Hawaii is everything. I don't... Continue Reading →

update!

Some of you may be wondering if this blog is still active. Yes, it actually is! I am currently working on a personal oral history project that examines and elevates the voices of sexual violence victims and survivors in the United States. This has been occupying most of my time, and I have been taking... Continue Reading →

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