A Year of Albums & Reviews (starting June 2017), waiting for ‘Queen’ Nicki Minaj

In honor of Nicki Minaj finally releasing her next album on June 15, 2018, I wanted to list out the albums I listened to that were released during this past year (June 2017-April 2018). A lot of amazing albums that I've wanted to write about, so I'm going to do that here. They are in…

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Introspection on Self-Acceptance and Interaction, with artwork by Edward Hopper

In this post, I will try to explain my own internal growth and thoughts about self-acceptance, because it will help me personally by actually seeing what I am thinking. This is also about interaction because self-acceptance led to an appreciation for the lack of interaction and the interactions in my life. These paintings (and the…

Quick Guide: Medieval European Queens

One of the classes I took during my Winter Quarter was a European Queens class taught by Professor Nancy McLoughlin. She organized the class by ways the queens were viewed in their own era. What I am doing here is copying the surface of her lesson plan and her interpretation of Medieval European Queens. I…

March 21st, 2018: Your Birthday

It’s your birthday. I still remember. I swear this is the last time I’m going to write about you. We met, officially, our sophomore year of high school. Now we’re in our sophomore year of college. Two years since we last saw each other. I feel like I’m disrespecting you because you have become a…

Love for Humanity

Beautiful souls In this complicated world In this complicated existence How to stand together? How to love when there is no love around us? How to learn?   Beautiful souls We are broken and mourning For ourselves, for each other How to connect with others When we are empty within ourselves When we are searching…

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Sweet memories, like little Hershey’s kisses, plop in my mind. I unwrap them, gently toss them into my mouth, and let them dissolve. The taste of those sweet memories make me feel warm and cozy, bringing a smile to my face and joy to my eyes. Bittersweet as well, knowing that those are times past…