Living Without Regrets

Death is the unbeatable ghost, always creeping ever closer. A few days ago, it hit me closely again – I found out that one of my friends from high school had passed away. This post is partly inspired by him, but also encompasses many other thoughts in my mind...

Jakarta is Writing

In my last post about Indonesia, I wrote Had I not been there, Jakarta would still have gone on, and the city wouldn’t have noticed. It was a one-way path – the city and country making a deep, intractable impression on me, but me leaving little impression on Jakarta....

Protecting Languages and Diversity

I’m currently working on a paper for my Earth/Human Interactions class – my topic is the effect of Progress and Natural Resource Exploitation on Social Diversity. I’ll be writing more on this topic later – but first, here’s a great TED...

Inspiration – Shut up and Write

It’s been three years since I first went to a Shut up and Write meetup in San Francisco. The meeting was at Crossroads Cafe, near the Embarcadero. Immediately upon entering, I was astounded. It was a wonderful place, spacious, with a small bookstore, and an...