On Respect

Currently, I am 25. By the standards of many in the work force, I am young, inexperienced, and naive. “But I have worked in a university for five years. And for three years, I have been working on obtaining a Master’s degree in English Studies. Surely, these things must gain me some respect.” I can’t…

Diary Entry: 09 May 2013

I once had a friend who, in her moment of despair, went hysterical and threw around these glass mugs that she had in her room. Everyone started backing off. Only I and her boyfriend stayed close. He stood beside her but didn’t know what to do. Everyone didn’t seem to know what to do. And…

Futami-san

That day he came into her life, she already knew who exactly he was. He had always been there. A shadow lurking in the dark. Or a bright spot in the sun. So when he said, “I have come to take you now,” she just gave him the smile she had rehearsed all her life.…