2012: Full of Surprise
2012 for me is a revolution year. Because what? Many things happened and change my life. The big event is I move to Shanghai – China. Shanghai is an awesome city. But for me shanghai is make my life changes. For me move to shanghai is a disaster. I should leave my [...]
2012: Full of Surprise
Beware when storms blanket the Earth, tidal waves devour lands, earthquakes shred apart homes. In the words of the famous Antoine Dodson, “Hide yo kids, hide yo wives, hide yo husbands…” because the apocalypse has begun…or has it?
In the year of 2012 the end as we know it was prophesized. Although the end was [...]
Everyone knows death. It’s just a part of life, bound to happen eventually. I never really thought twice about it, but that’s because I’ve never had to. Death… It makes me think of old people, of starving children in Africa, of gangsters and mobs and wars. It doesn’t occur to me as something that’s supposed [...]
Thirty-first of December. It was the awards night. The magnificent “Ritz” was the venue; its unaging beauty and aristocratic eminency made it the most preferable place for all respectable ceremonies in the city. Inside the historical splendor of the hotel, in the modest lobby next to the elevators, Monika was anxiously playing with a [...]Continue
Year After Year
Each year we say we’ll change for the better,
Two thousand and twelve was just like the rest,
Nothing was done and the world got bleaker,
Could we be failing the ultimate test?
A powerful storm has declared a war,
Allied with forces that we can’t fight off,
We are running out of time, we need [...]
Envelopes and Thieves Don’t Mix
Racing through the streets, brushing past strangers of various ages and walking speeds, I see the door to the bank getting closer and closer. And finally too, ’cause I need to get this payment in if it’s the last thing that I do. Now, now, I’m not being melodramatic or anything, [...]
High School Time Capsule
“2012. Is it the year where everything crashes and burns, is this the year, kids, where everything changes? I want you to go over whatever you felt was important that happened in 2012, write it in a letter, and we’ll put it in our time capsule, which the school will open in [...]Continue
High above us rests the night sky - tranquil, subtle, and inscrutable. Powerfully, the scene arouses wonder and awe, which invoke a sense of morality and religion in me. Coincidental? Destined? Whether the high power resides there, I do not know. Neither does this bottle of wine, which sits in front of me. A sense [...]
The Apocalypse Is Relative
2012 was a somewhat boisterous year and when people think about 2012, they would remember the rumor about the Mayan calendar. As many people know, some people argued that December 21st of 2012 would be the End of the World since it was the last date according to the Mayan calendar.
Most people [...]
Year of the Mole
It is to the credit of my useless mind that upon hearing the phrase “2012”, my first thought is that of a particularly repugnant mole.
To be fair though, the mole was more than repugnant. In fact, I would say that it was spectacularly repugnant; thoughtfully offensive in the way Lady Gaga could [...]
The Scrooge of 2012
Once upon the 21st century, there was a filthy rich tycoon who, after a long string of catastrophic events that started from the end of 2011, began to oversee a project—the FO2XL. Its purpose was to take humans away from Earth when the global warming releases all its anger. It was a [...]
The Diaphanous Cloth
“Almighty and most merciful God”
“We remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget.”
“The homeless and the destitute”
“The old and the sick”
“And all who have none to care for them”
“Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit”
“To return their [...]
“One Step at a Time”
"Honey, I thought your resolution was to have a neater room. I don’t see that happening in any way," my mom said as she swept her eyes around my room. I could see a brief look of disgust flash over her face. Once again, it was obvious she was disappointed.
"It was. [...]