Hong Kong McDonald’s Fun
Travel

Hong Kong McDonald’s Fun

LIST When you’re traveling, usually the last thing you want to do is step into a McDonald’s–that fast food chain, which symbolizes American capitalism and the end of all culture. Instead, you want to explore those restaurants so excitedly described on Yelp, or some small restaurant that you’ve just walked by. But sometimes, McDonald’s is … Continue reading

When We Fall
Life

When We Fall

When I was a sophomore in college, I borrowed my friend’s bike one afternoon. It was a bright, spring day and I had just finished a long week of midterms. Exhausted, I hopped onto the bike and called out a quick “thank you!” at my friend, who waved at me from his dorm’s doorway. The bike … Continue reading

Two Old Men and A Fish
Fiction

Two Old Men and A Fish

One night, a fish swims to the surface. Its head breaks the lake’s calm, casting thin ripples across the water. After taking a moment to catch its breath—for swimming upwards is hard work—the fish looks around and spots two men on the shore. They are counting bottle caps. “My son doesn’t love me,” the old man with … Continue reading

Kyoto’s Crows
Travel

Kyoto’s Crows

   THOUGHT It is morning in Kyoto. The sun is just above the horizon,  the sky is gray, and thin clouds drift. I am standing on an inclined slope and looking up, watching a slow-passing cloud cast a moving shadow. On a telephone pole, there perch  two crows. They are big creatures with dark feathers … Continue reading