Sober October 2020

Source: Coastal Detox. Happy October, folks! This year's October 1st comes with a lot of celebrations: for one, today's the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) in Chinese tradition, in which the full moon's the brightest to admire and eat delicious mooncakes in honor of that. The second is that today also begins my personal commitment to abstaining …

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Bastille– Good Grief (Song Sunday #1)

Hello, all! It's been a while since I'd last written this sort of post, but it's returning (for the moment, that is)! As you might have noticed, I'm making a *subtle* change to the format of this series, replacing "Sunday Slow Jams" with the simpler "Song Sunday." Having noticed that my recent music posts weren't …

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Doug Armstrong– Waving Through A Window (cover) (SSJ #70)

Happy Sunday, bloggers! This week's "Sunday Slow Jam" is a cover from the musical Dear Evan Hansen, as covered by Doug Armstrong, a British YouTuber who has a knack for singing, baking, and of course, looking good. 😉 https://youtu.be/ixeHMiRXBmc Now, I had never seen or heard of Dear Evan Hansen before listening to this song, …

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Man Crush Monday: Cast of “13 Reasons Why”

Greetings, bloggers! Just last week, I wrote a review on the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Dark, but also well-written, this series touches on plenty of serious matters like suicide, depression, and mental health. I encourage you to check out the review, as well as watch the series! Aside from being well-scripted, 13 Reasons Why is also very well-acted, with …

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First Day of Spring! (and Personal Reflection)

Hello, there! Welcome to the first day of spring, where finally (finally!) the weather is getting sunnier and warmer, and I can finally get out of my thick, winter coats and into *slightly* lighter clothes (perhaps a thin long-sleeve with the occasional T-shirt, if temperatures permit). Normally, I like winter, but since coming to France …

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A Favorite Poem (Issue #19)

Hello, bloggers! Welcome to this month's "A Favorite Poem" issue, in which I share my currently-obsessed poem with you. Today's will be slightly different, for it is a video recording of spoken-word poet Fatimah Asghar's "Monophobia: The Fear of Being Alone." https://youtu.be/PbW8cEjIMGo Really, this spoken-word poem, along with the poet herself, is brilliant. Chilling, but …

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