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13 January 2019 – Pool

joonbk:

On Saturday, I went for a swim in the community lap pool, which was good. I’ve been going every Saturday morning.

I’m still slow, as an older lady lapped me while circle swimming. She was a nice white lady with a white swim cap, and politely asked to

Grant

life-in-grayscale:

After Rudy, there was Grant.

He had initially messaged me on Jack’d near the turn of the year. Though he had no face picture, he was at least able to carry a conversation better than most of the other men and seemed to have motivations beyond sex. Through our

theroom2046: I used to be competitive growing up. I wanted to be…

theroom2046:

I used to be competitive growing up. I wanted to be the most brilliant in school, however deluded I was. I convinced myself that I was a gifted child and was destined for immense success having won the spelling bee in the 3rd grade, mind you, having immigrated to

rexomnia: So. I withdrew from medical school. Things didn’t work out as planned. Gave myself time to…

rexomnia:

So. I withdrew from medical school. Things didn’t work out as planned. Gave myself time to cope with it while I figure out a new career path. My backup plans from before are no longer appealing. Like…I don’t like the idea of working in a research lab. I was

matchasoylatte: Beimen, Taipei, Taiwan Boxes and boxes piled to…

matchasoylatte:

Beimen, Taipei, Taiwan

Boxes and boxes piled to the ceiling from the last major move, some I can no longer keep by me. For six years, they’ve been sealed shut and tucked away in a remote location in the suburbs. I don’t think I can KonMari my way out

jemzbery: Pride. A feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, or…

jemzbery:

Pride. A feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired. 

To me, I take pride in a lot of things that have happened in my life. My health, job, education, personal finance, relationships, and friendships. All these

loveinthebackleftpocket:Back Sliding and ReBreaking UpI wanted to leave but I felt selfish leaving…

loveinthebackleftpocket:

Back Sliding and ReBreaking Up

I wanted to leave but I felt selfish leaving you on the day you worked so hard for.

It didn’t really occur to me or maybe I just didn’t care. But idk if I can do this back sliding thing anymore.

As you lectured me over

aianshen: 4:58 AM, a candle-lit room of a spacious, eclectic, somewhat famous fashion studio in Sham…

aianshen:

4:58 AM, a candle-lit room of a spacious, eclectic, somewhat famous fashion studio in Sham Shui Po – I couldn’t believe I found myself awake in this strange, unfamiliar place in my last 12 hours in Hong Kong. 

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You know, I haven’t had a conversation like this in

Dearest _____ __,

sapiencespire:

Isn’t this such a lovely card? It felt miraculous after searching for so long, to find one with the perfect expressions and bursting with your sunflowers—almost as miraculous as it was to meet you.

I never got to tell you how absolutely wonderful you are, ____. Despite the

My First Breakup

batwingdings:

Heavy California rains last week had engendered a floral superbloom, and streams of butterflies were migrating en masse up north. Instead of witnessing the spectacle in open fields, as I’d hoped, I was staring out at the LA cityscape from the Americana parking lot, at the seemingly infinite pairs

[Chapter 59] Origami

ro-mantik:

In middle school, my mom used to drop me off early in the morning. With only the pre-dawn crickets and jostling of the janitors breaking me from my reveries, I would find myself waiting alone for first bell in the cafeteria. My thoughts, at the beginning, were enough to

Remind Me

jsl009:

2019.04.07

It’s Monday. I’m at my desk at work not fully able to focus, so I start writing. I’m still thinking about yesterday and how exactly to place that experience within my memory. Music tends to help soothe my mood. I’ve been listening to NAO’s latest album, and her

All in My Family (2019)

acetyl-coray:

I got around to watching All in My Family (2019), a documentary by film maker Hao Wu about his own coming out and raising a family with his partner. Many aspects of the film resonated with me, and I need to spell it out for myself to be able

letters-to-charles: This past Friday I woke up with a familiar…

letters-to-charles:

This past Friday I woke up with a familiar yearning in my heart. 

I knew what I had to do. I packed my backpack, took a half-day, and then drove to Canada. The sleeping giant was still there—just as I remembered.

This time I didn’t bring a 40-pound pack but I

Diary Entry #33: How real are dreams?

Since my dad passed, I had never had a dream with him in it until now. He used to run a business on the side where he built and supported a point-of-sale system for pawnshops. When he passed, the pawnshop owners were hoping I or my sister would take up

Don’t forget your SPF tomorrow and RSVP at http://bit.ly/G3SHike…

Don’t forget your SPF tomorrow and RSVP at http://bit.ly/G3SHike even if it’s a maybe!

RSVP at http://bit.ly/G3SHike so we can go together :)

RSVP at http://bit.ly/G3SHike so we can go together 🙂

Diary Entry #32: An Ocean of Healing

Dear Diary,

I recently found myself at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, a community space I adore. I’m usually there on a weekday night for a talk or film screening, but this time it was a Sunday afternoon. The elevator doors closing behind me, I walked in and noticed a new

Bollywood Ken’s Queer, South Asian Burlesque

Bollywood Ken’s Queer, South Asian Burlesque:

Whenever you’re one of the few, or the only person from a certain ethnic/social group in a particular scene, you inadvertently become the representative for the entire culture — which is a very tough position to be in, but I’m owning it — that’s

Leslie Cheung: Asia’s gay icon lives on 15 years after his death

Leslie Cheung: Asia’s gay icon lives on 15 years after his death:

[Content note: homophobia, suicide]

Born in 1956, Leslie Cheung was one of Hong Kong’s most famous stars during the golden era of Cantopop in the 1980s. He was dashing, stylish and fitted the public idea of a perfect heterosexual

Invisible Footprints Brings Queer Asian History to Life Through Art, Clay, and Community Dialogue

Invisible Footprints Brings Queer Asian History to Life Through Art, Clay, and Community Dialogue:

Last year, Invisible Footprints curated an exhibition at the Ontario College of Art and Design that featured seven contemporary queer and trans Asian artists’ reflections on the theme of queer Asian history. This year, the group

A Little Bit Like Worship: An Interview with Elaine Castillo

A Little Bit Like Worship: An Interview with Elaine Castillo:

In her debut novel America is Not the Heart, Elaine Castillo writes about a Bay Area that is rarely represented in our culture: a home of working class immigrants. It’s a Bay populated with rundown malls and Filipino restaurants

artoffreddieniem-blog: 【新加坡的“粉红圆点Pink…

artoffreddieniem-blog:

【新加坡的“粉红圆点Pink Dot”10周年】💕为表达支持同性恋者等少数群体、提倡多元包容,新加坡/国际级摄影大师/导演 Leslie Kee 纪嘉良 以《Out In Singapore》为题,拍摄了150 幅肖像(包括CP)都是公开自己 LGBTQ身份的知名人士,成功地举办了大展。我选了18幅CP,让大家学习和欣赏💕

我在微博:@  森林画册  

Inside ‘Hungama’, an LGBTQ+ Bollywood Night in an East London Strip Club

Inside ‘Hungama’, an LGBTQ+ Bollywood Night in an East London Strip Club:

The brainchild of London-based fashion and art curator Ryan Lanji, Hungama – which loosely translates to ‘chaos’ or ‘uproar’ in Urdu – was born after he noticed the lack of spaces and club nights allowing queer South Asian

Diary Entry #31: Breaking Free from Helplessness

Early on in therapy, my shrink told me to read about “learned helplessness,” a condition in which a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed. This failure is conditioned, meaning that a person learns to “give in” or “give up”

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