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Introspection

In The Meantime

A Trip to the Zoo

Following ancient Vietnamese culture, I spent my New Years at the Zoo in Ho Chi Min City listening to top 40 songs.

J Term

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College

27 Shots

The man at CVS slid a yellow cardboard envelope across the counter. “Here are your photos. That’ll be $6.51.”

In The Meantime

Noche Buena

Many Americans probably don’t know this, but the Philippines starts celebrating Christmas in September.

J Term

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On branches, the only lights left on in the room.

In The Meantime

Sixteen Christmases

On December 25 at 11:56 p.m., I realize that it’s our last Christmas in this house.

Christmas Dinner
For The Moment

Christmas Dinner

On Campus

Coordinates

It’s an Australian thing, I told whoever proudly. It’s a habit that you learn from chilly beach days when you feel the wind grow chiller, and you can see the days grow shorter, and when you know, you just know, this means that Summer’s ending so you’ll all be back at school soon, and all those Summer Dreams you dreamed all year are never coming true, or not this time around at least.

Love It/Hate It: Snapchat
Student Life

Hate It: Snapchat

When I first heard about Snapchat, one thought came to mind: dick pics.

Love It/Hate It: Snapchat
For The Moment

Love It: Snapchat

For those who fear immortalized images, Snapchat is the perfect app.

For The Moment

FM Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas lights are up, the red and green sweaters are out, and stores everywhere are throwing year-end sales. Haven’t you bought your gifts yet? No need to fret. FM’s got you covered.

Endpaper

Almost Famous

I took a perverse joy in making my friends’ parents uncomfortable, explaining in more detail than they wanted how my job had me cleaning up fake body fluids and fetching dildos from the storeroom whenever they asked about my “interesting” work.

Endpaper

House on a String

Two weeks before moving, I learned that the “inventor” of the yo-yo, Louis Marx, had lived a few blocks away from my then home.

For The Moment

We Are Not the Kennedys

I didn't even make first cuts for my high school's freshman tennis team. It was the only sport I had ever really played (in first grade, I was on the soccer team for two practices) and I still lost all six sets in tryouts. I'm just not an athlete.

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