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Exiting the Beinecke

For nothing was simply one thing. The other Lighthouse was true too. —Virginia Woolf   I had grown used to …

On Passing Jing An Si

I’m dozing off in the Shanghai subway. We’re on a school trip. I’m fatigued from the flight and trying to …

On Choral Music

Upon returning from a 5-day trip to Beijing for a choir festival, I sat in the familiarity of my bedroom, …

2019 Theme: Bloom

*Cover art credits to Sister Golden. After making the decision to label each year with a word— a theme of …

2018 Anthems

As we approach the end of the year, the internet is sure to be flooded with bloggers and amateur musicians …

Lights, Candles, Tradition

Temperature drops to the negatives. Malls extend their glittering arms. The choir wanders the school, carrying the age-old tune of …

Looking Back on NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month—also known as NaNoWriMo—is when aspiring authors, vexed procrastinators, and precocious middle schoolers around the world challenge …

Backbone

And just like that, it’s gone. Eleven months of 2018. Just about nearing my eighteenth year of being on this …

어느 날 갑작스럽게

유명 연예인 J씨가 자살한 다음날, 나는 집에서 크리스마스 파티를 열었다. 남의 불행에 겹친 나의 행복은 낮설게 다가오지 않았다. “얼마나 외로웠을까.” …

Perfectionist

It was a creative writing class, they said, but I should have known the minute the instructor got us to …

Faint

(adj.) A word to describe indistinct things; hazy at the edges. A vague silhouette somewhere in the dim past, not …