All posts tagged: ponders

Hospital Visits + ‘White’ Privilege(?)

I don’t worry about wearing a hoodie, or driving, or being perceived as threatening or dangerous, simply by my existence.

Being Asian-American, I experience a different kind of racism. The “wow, your English is really good” racism, the “you’re not really American – what are you really?” racism, the “you must be so good at math”, “teach me Chinese. Ching chang chong – what did I just say?”, “racist? But everyone loves Asians, they’re the model minority” racism.

‘Stop, Reset, Continue’ — 2015

I’m not usually one to make New Year’s Resolutions, but it’s been a rough 2014, and what better chance to reset than a new year? Yes, it’s almost May, but I’d decided since January that my ultimate goal for the new year will be to follow the mantra, “Stop, Reset, Continue”. Stop: Disconnect — It’s become too easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the day to day, become complacent with the present, and forget that the change should be the only constant we’ll ever know. As a reminder to myself to stop, one of my resolutions for 2015 is to read one book every two weeks. — Reading has always been synonymous to learning for me, and to continue my learning will hopefully mean to continue to change, to challenge myself. Reset: Or reflect. Whichever one is more fitting at the moment. What’s that quote? You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one. I want to remind myself that it’s okay to start …