A collection of poems hypocritically conveying sentiments about language and how we fail to express gender with words, written by a non-Japanese person with only a vague understanding of proper English emulations of haiku or senryū. describing nothingprescriptivist and follied—you will drown trying+words shall come rain downthe puddles will not be stillstep in them or … Continue reading In Haiku – Describing Gender with Language
There are many reasons I write, some objectively more honourable than others. For a moment I’m going to dissect why. There’s an insecure, fragile unstable child inside me and this is the true source of many of the factors. One is that I never used to truly value my thoughts and opinions. I put so … Continue reading Why I Write
Is it time to sleep? No. Mind sleep? No. Body sleep? No. Fog replace thought. Fog moves with precise strategy. We are supposed to work together, these chemicals and I have been training, but tonight today this morning— sleep talking, sleep walking, we aren’t working together. I have made a mistake.
We all, in some way, are hypocrites. We work to avoid contradicting ourselves but without self awareness, we are powerless. Self awareness is our continuous struggle. I am a hypocrite. By naming this sin I can observe it, watch it carefully and note its behaviours. Our hypocrisy hides insecurity. I, we, human beings, criticize our … Continue reading Being a Hypocrite
I’ve dedicated this month of November to finishing the first draft of my short story compilation during the annual novel writing contest NaNoWriMo. On November 24 I surpassed the 50k word count that signifies a winner and continued on as my compilation wasn’t complete. Yesterday, just a day or so shy of December 1st, I … Continue reading Learning to Flow: Word Counts and Short Story Writing Goals
When doing anything, we tend to second guess ourselves or meet roadblocks built by our own unconscious hand. Getting things done means finding rhythm in our work, pushing forward. We can’t always be confident but we can do our best to be persistent. NaNoWriMo is a good example of learning flow, National Novel Writing Month … Continue reading Learning to Flow
Having dropped out of film school almost four years ago, I recently picked up my camera and started filming. It wasn’t difficult to record my life around me and my actions, but expressing my thoughts in any way other than text became an uphill struggle and I wasn’t making any progress. I wanted to feel … Continue reading Spoke With My Voice But the Words Wouldn’t Come Out Right