The Writings on the Wall

In the corner of a busy block in Brooklyn, I came upon some writings on the wall. I stared at it smiling and my mind wandered to once upon a time when the time was younger and nicer. The writings on the wall took me to a story of a girl who loved a boy…

Dear Diary: Letter for an Old Boyfriend

Dear old boyfriend, I found your emotions typed neatly on a piece of yellowing paper. I read the contents of your heart in the A-B-C’s of your unsophisticated language. In those whirling-twirling, upside-down and lopsided world we called “our world”, I was yours and you were mine. I have listened to the relentless words upon…

Once Upon Autumn

Once upon autumn, a girl was standing under a gingko tree. She asked me,”Why are we here? It’s cold”. I told her, it’s such a beautiful Saturday morning and I didn’t want to miss it. “Let’s play with the leaves!” I said to her. The girl picked up two leaves and played with them. Then…

When You Take A Girl to SOHO

When you take a girl to Soho, she would want to dress up. She said, New York is city with a style. There, she would want to explore  and she would be in awe. It’s cool, she said. I would ask her to pose, “Be my model”, I said. She gave me a look, smiled…

When A Man Loves A Woman

When I was visiting the campus of University of Pennsylvania, I spotted a wedding couple who was there to get some shots for their wedding pictures. The bride was walking barefoot, apparently tiring from walking on her high heels. Her groom walked beside her while holding her shoes. I was touched by the scene. Such…