The shiny American Dream: the core of The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby nurtures a pessimistic view of the American dream, exposing underlying issues of racism, misogyny, and immobile socioeconomic classes in post World War one American society that have prevented people from reaching their “green light across the bay. James Gatz had every nook and cranny of his life planned out from the very … More The shiny American Dream: the core of The Great Gatsby

Blurry Dreams

He spoke in a thick russian accent, rolling his “r”s and squashing his “O”s like bugs on a windshield wiper, so that “loops” became “lupes”, the “flips” became “fleeps”, and “arabesque” became a mass of tongue rolling and lost syllables. He used to stand there, a leg jutted out, a look of disgust on his … More Blurry Dreams

Volunteering in Jinze village Arts and Education center 8/6/2017

As I breathed in the distinct smell of cheap chinese calligraphy ink, I knew that this was like no other classroom that I’ve been in. The woolen pads on the long rectangular tables are stained with dark splashes of ink; The computer monitor was askew and grimy with dust; and there was a line of … More Volunteering in Jinze village Arts and Education center 8/6/2017

The Chemist: Please don’t let anyone glitter in the sun

I can still remember that day I decided to give the heartache inducing and sometimes friendship splitting vampire romance series a try. It was fifth grade and I was dead set on never reading a gooey romance book. After all, boys are gross and all they do is run around while flicking gross stuff at … More The Chemist: Please don’t let anyone glitter in the sun