To the girls in line behind me at the Starbucks on campus; Thank you for laughing at me when I mistook it for a Second Cup and tried to order a ‘large’ tea with my gift card. I hope you enjoy all 590 calories of kindness in your venti vanilla bean chocolate frappuccino- you deserve … More Privilege and the Minimum Wage Job
Christmas spread a bright, peaceful blanket all across the city. The bouncy snow and fluffy pines rang with joyful silence that seemed to wash all things heavy from the city. I hope everyone felt this blissful presence. I’m finding it hard to write of Christmas because it seemed to arrive so abruptly. I was simply … More Bright Christmas
For all the judges and isolation runners and scorekeepers and belay slaves and banks and cafeterias and silent cheerers and loud gaspers and late night snorers… … More To the parents of competition climbing
When my sister and I were growing up in Fiji and the islands came under their fourth military coup of the past two decades, it was the Canadian flag that saved us. When we moved back to Canada, it took me two years until I would sing the national anthem along with my classmates on Fridays. My soul was … More Thanksgivings of a student of life
Today marks my quarter-anniversary, or third month, of blogging! And the first time I’ve broken the fourth wall to acknowledge all of you out there who have touched bases with me along the way. To be honest, blogging still makes me incredibly uncomfortable. Something about reading those posts where the author acknowledges the lethally addictive stats … More Come Celebrate! How we all affect one another.
Something that reminds me of the goodness of humanity is that when I lose things they all somehow come back to me. Someone, or the general world itself, always manages to return or take care of them. It’s a small act that reminds me that we are not alone in this world. It’s one way … More They All Come Back