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​Coming Together As One – A Rather Cold Tale

Published January 12, 2014

These days society seems to be totally dependent on individualism and the me me me attitude that coincides with our modern technologically advanced way of life in the 21st century. We just dont seem to click as one like we used to back then when neither of us really had anything but the clothes on our back and the warmth in our eyes.



A Marathoner’s Weekend (Final Part)

Published April 14, 2013

As the minutes started to pass by quickly I was determined to finish the race in any way I could and wouldnt allow myself to be transported to the finish line via a vehicle.



A Marathoner’s Weekend (Part 3)

Published April 7, 2013

UNDAY contdAnd Im off Thousands of feet clattering and stomping on the ground in every direction around me.



A Marathoner’s Weekend: From Start To Finish (Part 2)

Published March 31, 2013

SUNDAYThis was it The big day. As per usual I was overly excited and couldnt seem to sleep enough so I decided to wake up right before any of my alarms went off.



A Marathoner’s Weekend: From Start To Finish (Part 1)

Published March 24, 2013

You are not a real runner until you do a marathon. At least thats what Ive heard from runners whove actually done it. I shouldve known better though attempting to run one in only my first year of serious running. But I was young ambitious a little too over zealous. And I had to do it in my favorite place in the States California.



Small Steps, Big Things

Published March 17, 2013

Last weekend I completed my first ever marathon which was something I never thought Id do at all.



It’s Not Easy To Be Me

Published March 10, 2013

Everybody wants a perfect ending to their story. They want something happy and heart fulfilling that they can tell their kids about.



Revertigo: When Everything Used To Be “All That”

Published February 27, 2013

Growing up I had a childhood almost identical to everyone else. I went to school ate a lot of fast food went through puberty awkwardly but the one thing that really defined the idea of being young was watching all the TV shows.



The right time to burn a bridge

Published February 20, 2013

Back in junior high I had a really good nay great friend by the name of Wilson. It was just one of those moments where two people knew that they were going to get along just fine.



Of black beans and extra whipped cream

Published February 13, 2013

Youre probably not there yet but you will be come April. That uncontrollable urge to succumb to temptation and possibly beat someone else to the punch as well.



Finding Love In A Foreign Land

Published February 6, 2013

We often enjoy being the subject of someone elses idea of romance because that means were being thought of.



Missing Home By Not Missing It

Published January 30, 2013

Its been exactly 23 days since I was back home in Malaysia and I can honestly say that Im not missing it and yet I do.



Come For The Game, Stay For The Scandals

Published January 23, 2013

Its hard to ignore the many incidences involving the debauchery of the nature of sports as of late and with the two biggest stories right now involving Lance Armstrongs doping scandal and Manti Teos fake girlfriend one can only wonder when the caring for the actual sports will take place.When one of my professors showed the entire class a meme involving the act of Teoing it was only right then and there did I know about the real story behind it seeing as I dont follow football.



What Does The New Year Mean To You?

Published January 16, 2013

Are you one of those people who strive to make new resolutions each year only to be complacent and not follow through at all



I’ll have what she’s having

Published January 9, 2013

After just a brief 3-week break Ive come to realize that I can never be satisfied with anything I have at that present moment.When the cold was starting to creep in I could not wait to be back in Malaysia where its practically Florida every day and halfway through my break I had already missed being all cozy and covered in snow.