Can I Be Allowed To Cry?

By Daniella Djiogan   Can I just be allowed to cry? To shed the tears bottled up in my cheeks To relieve the pain that resides in my chest And to say “I have had enough”… “It’s been hard on me too” . Can I lean on your shoulders? And have your arms embrace me…

Sad But Better Off

By Daniella Djiogan My life is sad But theirs is sadder I have all they desire But they have none of mine I guess suffering (a hard life) is not one thing I envy . They lack the physical desires of this world I lack its spirituality Peacefulness is one thing I crave And one…

I Can’t Figure It Out

By Daniella Djiogan I tilt my head side to side In hopes of stumbling onto an idea But I have no luck I can’t figure out what to do . Would you tell me already? Figuring it out hurts my head And I am not used to it Shouldn’t it come as painlessly as grabbing…

Nothing Better Than Submersing Yourself In Another Culture

By Daniella Djiogan It’s been a few months since I came back from my one year teaching experience in China, and I still have mix feelings about the whole thing. Sometimes I miss Sichuanese food like crazy…especially the street food, sometimes I miss my roommate [we’ve been through thick and thin in a foreign land], sometimes,…

Hello Adele, and Hello Magic!

by Devina Gunawan Hello, Adele! It’s good to see you again. If you haven’t, and I suggest that changes quickly – go visit Adele’s website or go to Youtube and listen to ‘Hello.’ Adele’s magic hasn’t left me. That one I am very certain of. She is still magical in so many ways. And that…