the next big one

It was 2016 when I first learn about the impending California earthquake. I’m eating in the University of Waterloo’s Bombshelter Pub, and the light is fading outside as I read The Really Big One by Kathryn Schulz in the New Yorker. It’s an award-winning piece about the earthquakes resulting from the North American tectonic plate … Continue reading the next big one


“The Act of Making It”

I was really fortunate to have been given the opportunity to write something for the UWaterloo English blog as Valedictorian, so I did! Thanks especially to Dr. Jennifer Harris for the support. We are so thrilled to congratulate Amy Zhou, UWaterloo English and Economics, who has been named valedictorian and will be speaking at convocation … Continue reading “The Act of Making It”

When talking is the last thing you want to do.

In the first few years of #bellletstalk, I scoffed at it. How commercialized, I sneered, How campy and dreadful. It was baffling for me that anyone would want to talk about the things that they were going through, and even more that anyone else would actually want to listen. I didn't know how to vocalize any of the … Continue reading When talking is the last thing you want to do.