happy Valentine’s Day + the ambiguous grief of chronic singlehood
Happy Valentine’s Day, and what the heck is ambiguous grief? Look no further because I’ve got you covered in this special, one-time-only confessional.
Chasing Chapters \\ Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
In Murakami’s own words, Sputnik Sweetheart is a “story of abnormal things happening to normal people.” Between the mellow love triangle, characters struggling to find their own identity, and a wanderlust-inducing Greek vacation, I’d definitely recommend this quick read.
Chasing Chapters \\ Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
If you’re into a meandering, beautifully descriptive, John Green-esque storyline that toys with metaphysical concepts, leaves plot points deliberately unanswered, and occasionally frustrates, Haruki Murakami’s Kafka On The Shore is for you.
merry crisis, happy new fears and my 2022 liberation notes
Dear 2022, thank you for yet another wild ride in this chapter that I’m so glad to call my life. Here’s to another year of happiness, love, growth and seeking discomfort!
Chasing Dreams \\ reframing time + When Breath Becomes Air + rearranging life priorities
You’ll never know which random, unassuming Wednesday will be your last, so don’t ignore your dreams; don’t work too much; say what you think; cultivate friendships and be happy.
Chasing Dreams \\ status post-resignation & sabbatical + being my own Proof of Concept
I’m back from my 3-month sabbatical! Was it just a guise for me to travel for a ridiculously long time (oops), or did I actually reach some form of enlightenment? Well, reader, you can decide for yourself after reading this post. :)
The Great Resignation (Part 3): The Alchemist + being a jack of all trades + the dangers of ‘先苦后甜/bitterness before sweetness’
The Great Resignation is a 3-part miniseries about my decision to resign, how I fell into the ‘prestige trap’ as a 19-year old (and why you shouldn’t rush into things…especially Med school), the uncharted path ahead, and the importance of making the best choices for your future self.