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    Time to continue the story

    I feel that I’ve already been the hero of my story in my lifetime. Maybe that’s why I feel that the world would be just right now, the world for me, the protagonist will be smooth sailing. Cause you know, the whole illegal immigration thing, I feel like that I’ve already been subjected to years and years of mental torture that it was enough. Maybe that’s the cause of my optimism in the future. Maybe that’s why when I see the world outside of my vicinity, my level of care for it is that it’s no longer my problem because I’ve already faced my problem. Terrible way to think about it I’m aware. Or have I passionately feel aware of this? Like I’m aware of it, but do I care about it? That’s the internal conflict I have, and occasionally it’ll spark into my mind but most of the days I just go about my days and achieve the goal I set out for myself which is to find stability in this country. My parents suffered for me so I can have a life that I have now. My goal is to make my parents comfortable and along the way…

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    On the Privilege of Travel

    I’ve never traveled so much in my life before this past year and this year. Last night I just booked my ticket to Barcelona for as little as 75 bucks. Well, first I wanted to go to Germany, landing in Frankfurt, but I then discovered the use of “Fuel Surcharge Fees” aka additional fee for the sake of additional fee at a staggering 400 bucks. Also, a few minutes ago, I discovered the use of miles from separate airlines for about the same cost as round trip from a single airport. Instead, Barcelona España, the land of….. I have no clue, it just sounds pretty in both visuals, historical, and cultural, and artistic, and, and, and, I’M EXCITED. I’M GOING TO EUROPE!!! Is it supposed to be the dream of all westernized Americans right? That desire to go to a land where the ground has stood there for thousand years of their ancestral heritage. What about China? Isn’t that my historical heritage, well yeah, but I shall go to China in a few years when I attain my US citizenship. Currently, I have tiny desire to go, due to political reasons. How? Privilege? Why? What do you mean 75 bucks?? WHAT? So…

  • Thoughts
    Thoughts

    A Day in Santa Barbara

    It’s cloudy with a hint of sprinkle rain, El Niño rain (before turning into The Man). The streets around here are filled with tourist (I’m one of them…. So I would like to sound like a hipster), mostly to be European and Latinos. I almost forgot that it’s supposed to be winter since you know, there are green plants, trees, leaves, and t-shirts roaming casually around (I’m sure the plants are wandering in spirit). Not a bad place to sit and have lunch, brunch to be honest. Instead of looking at Yelp for thirty mins ( feels like sixty ), I finally found a place to get food and sought out this place, rather than the location in an arcade. The view here is worth it, the waitress standing in the entrance also is worth it (whatever that means right?). I sat down, on the table right next to the front pillar, for about one and a half to two hours now (the pillar that shelters me and rest of the white/ and Spanish from the rain). To my left, is a table, when sitting down to that table the mother suggested the son to sit across feel her so…

  • Culture
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    To Cheat, Maybe?

    To cheat, maybe? One of the moral lessons we learned in high school and maybe even some beginning college classes literature are the use of spoilers in reading. No Wikipedia entries, no SparkNotes, no external sources by none other than the self in reading a particular book. Until I realized that all of that doesn’t matter in the comprehension of a book. To read spoilers, and their interpretations of the text, to watch tutorials where the instructor gives us practices in the right direction the next lesson by telling us exactly what to do when we are in an unfamiliar land, can inspire us to become better readers through demonstrating.  Within all of the classic literature, the reason it’s been classified as a classic is not the pretentious use of words of the text, how fanciful the difficulty of the text is. Rather, the classic text is the text that revolutionizes a historical, cultural, political, intellectual, artistic, or philosophical landscape. Nabokov’s Lolita influenced the cultural intersection between the beauty of writing prose with the scatological, and moral nausea. Ulysses’s journey through Ireland inspired an everyman’s life into a form of heroic adventure on the tiers of Odysseus while the style of…

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    Quick Thought on Kanye’s: The Life of Pablo

    Kanye has perfected all of his different styles of music, in his previous 6 albums and put all of that into this album. This is the greatest hits album that we’ve never heard of before. Kanye is a life troll, a shitposter on Twitter, the chaotic neutral of the media. His comments of Bill Cosby, of Taylor Swift, show his willingness to blow up all morals for the sake of performance. As witnessed by his postponing of producing this album from Friday to Saturday night, the modular nature of adding a song at the last minute makes this album purely unpredictable. Just like the evolution of his music.  In the last paragraph of the New York Times’ Review: Now his rapping is sparser, more pointed, less imagistic and more emotional. And when he truly needs to be heard, he can corral a dream team of collaborators. He’s so fluent that he can use others to speak for him, and be understood clear as day.