Power, Love, Self-Discipline: Dr. Chuck, Pastor Chris, and the Women Who Saved Me

Power, Love, Self-Discipline: Dr. Chuck, Pastor Chris, and the Women Who Saved Me

Dr. Chuck’s calligraphy sits over the desk in my new apartment, a verse from 2 Timothy. It says, “God did not give us a spirit…

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I'm the biggest hypocrite of 2015

I’m the biggest hypocrite of 2015

I’ve been putting this off for over eight months now. As a writer, I oscillate between the monumental importance of words on the one hand…

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Learning Cantonese, Unlearning Shame

Learning Cantonese, Unlearning Shame

Earlier this year I was taking Conversational Cantonese at City College. After a lifetime of fractional non-conversations with my grandparents with mom and dad as…

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How To Read This Blog

How To Read This Blog

In order for you to read this blog correctly, you must know some facts about me. Here is what you need to know: My name…

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God of the City, Part 1: San Francisco is Changing

God of the City, Part 1: San Francisco is Changing

Cities are the new the suburbs. It used to be that you grew up in places like Chinatown, the Mission, and Excelsior and you slowly…

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Celebration

Celebration

Every weekday at 7:50am, the staff and residents of Breakthrough Urban Ministries would celebrate. Imagine 30 homeless men having just been woken up, some still…

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Edivan

Edivan

Every week, I go to the gym with Edivan. When I was living in Berkeley, this meant that I would wake up early (8:30am!) every…

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On Writing

On Writing

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with writing. For the sake of my own sanity, I do it. But I go long stretches with empty…

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New

New

Yes I now have my own website. With this pioneering and pretentious step, I have accomplished two things: one, I no longer have to deal…

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