A Week After Being Here, I Finally Arrive Home

:: Day Seven Back in NYC – One Week Anniversary! :: well, it looks like all it took was a night of getting a few drinks, having great artistic conversation, and pushing myself to go to bed a couple hours later than the jet lag time was allowing—and i am back on...

Adventures in the ‘Hood

:: Day 6 back in NYC :: today is a new day—a more musical one! the birds are singing alongside the hip hop blasting down my block in Brooklyn. i woke up at 4:30am and despite some initial annoyance, i decided to channel that energy into a more creative one. i already...

Focused on Awareness of Reading and Writing

for most of my life, i had this issue that i thought was a problem: it is really hard for me to focus on one thing at one time. in school, i had an equal passion for English, Science, Math, History, Photography, and Art classes. they all engaged me in learning. and...

Bubble Tea Blues

:: Day 5 in NYC :: it is raining. i am not sure that i have a job anymore. i am buried in a pile of applications, forms, and logistics. my cats are following me around and acting like i starved and abandoned them…and then came back with two new cats. i want to...
Bubble Tea: a Happy Failure

Bubble Tea: a Happy Failure

:: Fourth Day Back in NYC :: you can imagine my excitement when, in a jet lag-induced depression, i remembered that the Health Food Store around the corner sold Tapioca “Pearls.” so i decided to take my happiness into my own tired and slightly...

Partial Eclipse of the Heart

On Fear: (or rather, Off Fear) usually when i need to use the bathroom that is located 10 meters from my sleeping quarters, i hear that crazy frog and i imagine that someone is going to leap out from behind the glowing purple Buddha and kill me. i start to panic....

Signs, Signs Everywhere Signs

driving through the city of Tabanan, i closed the window. there is not good air here. it feels different on my face. this Lobsterbird is becoming so sensitive to these subtle shifts. < ooh, i meant to put on my Salonpas (which is becoming a sort of travel ritual),...

Building An Empire

::: i love my Singaporean friends :::  it is my last night in Singapore. we met and talked about a lot of things that i really believe could and will happen: seeing Tim in another two years (my return to Singapore? or his turn to come to NYC???), getting a chance to...

Leaving the Shores of Singapore

photo by Abigail Amalton of Silent Infinitehttp://vision.silentinfinite.com/Leaving-These-ShoresAbigail is from Singapore, now based in New York. while i was meeting her collaborator, Nabilah Husna, here in Singapore today, i found that Abigail had posted the first of...

Tech Day

i have landed on this planet, i believe it is the present moment :: 13 hours of tech :: went something like: wake up at 7am. try to blog and time travel all at once. have awesome complimentary hotel breakfast with the birdies shuttle to the Esplanade at 9:30am. try to...