There’s a lot of catching up to do, but seeming that it’s a new year some new beginnings would be most appropriate. I guess this is why I have, yet again, started another blog – but this time for the public. It’s not even Sunday yet and I feel somewhat obliged to publish something on here.
I recently finished Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. Though a popular read, it most certainly resonated with every part of me. It’s a strange tale told from two ends, that from a fifteen-year old boy and a sixty-year old imbecile. The book I did not analyze for deep, incoherent metaphors; instead, I merely took each phrase and sentence as its own entity. Instead of overthinking, I just read in the moment. So many things stuck out to me that nothing stood out at all. It’s just one of those books that will amaze you and strike you as off-balance that you put down and do nothing else with. Just one of those books. I’ll end this short review with a quote from the novel.
“It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.”
Now this blog isn’t just about my rants and such (though this post might be), but I’d like to take some time here to introduce myself. I am simply a Canadian-Korean, raised in Vancouver. I used to do ballet three times a week and studied non-stop. I took things in slowly and independently. I now attend Brown University. Maybe I shouldn’t be telling you all this now, but in all honesty, I have nothing to hide… anymore. I am so fortunate, but of course like any other human being, I overly stress out about nothing. I’m finding myself, but aren’t we all?
I feel like a lot of my life has been spent running towards something – running to my grandma’s arms, running to ballet class, running away from friends, running to a good college. Now it finally feels like I have nowhere to run to or run away from. Right now, it actually feels like I can breathe and am not suffocating. But that feeling might soon pass. Life feels unfittingly alright. But I’m excited and already stressed out for what’s to come. Overall, I know it’ll all come together in the end. I’m just rambling now.
Black coats are a must this winter. Black is always a necessity.
Fun fact #1: I love toast. Mainly with ketchup, but also with raspberry jam or Nutella.
Fun fact #2: I would like to die in a black hole. Interstellar copied my idea.