Jan 12, 2018

With All The Blessings This World Has Given Me: 2017 Recap

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I can truly say that 2017 is the year that changed me the most. This year, I encountered new people, went out of my comfort zone, explored, and tried out new things -- things that I surely won't forget. I've made so many good memories these past few months, and looking back on them makes my heart ache and twist because I've loved every single part of each good memory I've made.

Dec 18, 2017

December & Blooming

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It's December and blooming, and my year is what it is in its time of indelible memories. Recounting my encounters over the past ten months, I can truly say that I have been shaped into a better person that I am today. Through the multitude of responsibilities I've handled, I am more than grateful for the new relationships I've created, the friends I've met, the challenges I overcame, and the people I had the pleasure to meet. This is how I've been in the past ten months I've been gone.

Feb 21, 2017

ARC: The Hate U Give

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the hate u give / angie thomas

"we want an immediate end to police brutality and the murder of black people, other people of color, and oppressed people."

These are the words, intricately written down, that cries for quick action. It echoes in me, resonates through my tendrils of thought, and I think: Why are things like this happening? Why isn't there any justice? Look around you — this is a reality. Racism is a reality.

Feb 5, 2017

This is for the Words We Say, The Words We Share

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Last night, at the peak of the latest hour, my father told me, "I am very proud of you. You are doing a great job." To hear something of that sort in relation to literature, I can truly say that it made me incredibly happy and excited. I am proud of myself too.