• Life,  Life Germs

    Vote! Vote! Vote!

    Today, I (like many of my fellow Americans) will be heading to the polls to cast my vote for the next president of the United States. However, that’s not all I will be casting my vote for. As many of you know, this election has been unbelievably contentious and divisive. Its ripples have been felt globally, leaving most of us…

  • Life,  Life Germs,  Personal Life

    Dream

    It’s 2 a.m., you are sitting at your desk, sipping your third black coffee and wondering what all did you do wrong to deserve such hatred from your very own parents. What if you are just destined to be stuck at a place where you no longer want to be? Maybe life is all about trying to get up while you…

  • Life,  Life Germs,  Personal Life

    (Un)controllable

    Love. Something everyone wants. Something everyone craves. People tend to associate love with people or objects, but love is felt, not seen. I have always believed that being in love with someone means that you would do anything for that person, but maybe I have been wrong this whole time. Maybe you can love someone without having this emotion completely…

  • Life,  Life Germs,  Social Life

    Life Boards for Sale

    I’m driving around, and a little gallery catches my attention. Its sign advertises: “Life Boards For Sale.” Curious, I park and walk in. The room is square with hardwood floors, white walls, and dramatic lighting. Soft music is playing, and everything smells new, like leather and wet paint. Covering the walls are 10×10 boards with pictures pinned to them, a…

  • Life,  Life Germs

    This Moment

    We’ll all have this one moment where our basic “right” to live is questioned. This moment is life-changing. This specific moment, usually, can be a child of a plethora of emotions. The moment could be born from happiness, wonder, ecstasy, or simply from sorrow, anxiety, fear, or pain. That life-defining moment happened to me. But my reaction was like that…

  • Life,  Life Germs

    The New Me in 2016

    A new year, a new beginning. I said goodbye to 2015 with hopes of a brighter 2016. I wish that it will be a year of fulfilling dreams and finding best chances. Throughout the past year, I realized that in order for me to get to where I want to be, I have to take the first step, even if I’m…

  • Life,  Life Germs

    Judge Not My Passion

    Purpose is why you are in the journey; passion is the fire that lights your way. Strive hard, work hard, walk toward your goal. Don’t we hear these themes a little too often in our daily lives? Most of the teenagers who have weird dreams and aspirations, like myself, may hear this. Some of us may also hear: “Can’t you find anything better?” I…