Being Attractive in Society (some thoughts)

"Beauty is on the inside." "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." These common quotes make good points, but they don't quite show the entire picture. Rather, they don't show that, to a certain extent, having good looks can affect how people perceive and treat you, no matter the situation. Especially in certain industries …

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National Coming Out Day 2019

Today is National Coming Out Day, a day when people of sexual orientations different from the heteronormative (e.g. gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, etc.) celebrate the activism of coming out to family, friends, and loved ones -- all the while living out and proud in society. To come out is to break the stigma of LGBT …

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Beers & Cigarettes (A Letter to My Crush, Part 25)

You're bad for me. I know you're bad for me. ...but still, my heart says otherwise. I've always thought I was a practical person. Someone who didn't let emotions take over my judgment in certain circumstances, e.g. work, studies, even driving. But I guess when it comes to interpersonal interactions, that's all thrown to the …

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival/中秋節快樂! (and Friday the 13th)

Hello folks, Not only is today the superstitious Friday the 13th, but also the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) in East Asia. Under the Lunar calendar, it falls on the 15th day of the 8th month, so the date varies year-to-year on the Gregorian calendar. The festival is famous for its mooncakes, which are rich, densely-sweet pastries …

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