traversing The City

traversing The City

“What we call places are stable locations with unstable converging forces that cannot be delineated either by fences on the ground or by boundaries in the imagination […] And a city is a particular kind of place, perhaps best described as many worlds in one place” -Rebecca Solnit, Infinite City, A San Francisco Atlas- In … Continue reading

behind the lens

behind the lens

My friend Tom recently lent me his DSLR camera. Turns out, having another nice tool for a detail-oriented writer like me has been kind of nice. I haven’t had much time to do much polished writing lately (in the midst of my community college class, grad school applications, and what else? oh yeah, work) but … Continue reading

Sprucing things up

Sprucing things up

Believe it or not, it’s been almost exactly two and a half years since I started writing regularly in this blog when I moved to San Francisco in 2010. Surprisingly or not, my conception for this blog has changed since then and I have been living in a different city for almost two years! I … Continue reading

Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

You can never tell with them. Dangerous and riveting creatures altogether. Best to avoid them because they can do and will bring you [pain]…but they are so utterly fascinating, so unpredictable, so allowing, that you find yourself drawn to them almost against your will, against your better judgment, against all sense and sanity, day after … Continue reading

a seasonal retrospective

a seasonal retrospective

For as long as I can remember, September has been a time of change. Leaves changing brilliant colors, their veins bleeding red, orange, and yellow. Air cooling, pencils being sharpened, morning bike rides necessitating that extra layer at last. This seasonal change has usually been one that I relish, something that most people experience at … Continue reading