What gives? Didn't I tell you not to open things in a new tab? You're making me cry.

I'm crying right now. The tears are seeping into the crevices between my keyboard keys, making it harder for me to type. Are you happy? Is this what you wanted?

Leave this place.

Favourite books / stories

  1. Genji Monogatari
  2. 17776
  3. SCP Foundation
  4. Persepolis
  5. American Born Chinese

Books I read in 2022

Genji Monogatari

Synopsis: Genji Monogatari is a Japanese novel written by Murasaki Shikibu in the Heian Era. It is about a Prince named Hikaru Genji who hooks up with many women.

My thoughts: This story is so dramatic, and honestly I read it as a funny satire. When I read this, I don't think of Genji's relationships or promiscuity as romantic or glorified, I think he is purposefully written as a slimy weirdo with mother issues. I've only read up to chapter 17, but I am working towards rereading the story and continuing it in a different translation.


Synopsis: 17776: What Football Will Look Like in the Future is an American web article written by Jon Bois about the future of Football. There was a sequel article written in 2020 titled 20020: The Future of College Football.

My thoughts: You literally just have to read it.

SCP Foundation

Synopsis: SCP Foundation is a website for an organization that is dedicated to containing and researching the anomalies of the world.

My thoughts: I loved SCP in middle and high school. My favourite SCP is SCP-2521. Other favourites include SCP-076-2, SCP-096, SCP-963, SCP-1875, SCP-040-JP.... I also like Dr. Jack Bright, Alto Clef, and Kondraki. Back in the day, I also enjoyed I'm kind of weirded out that there are so many SCPs now that they're sorted by series, and at the time of writing, ther are 8000.


Synopsis: Persepolis is a graphic autobiography written by Marjane Satrapi in 2000 about her life in childhood through adulthood during the Iranian Revolution. The book has an animated film adaptation that was released in 2007.

My thoughts: I read this in 9th grade because I thought the cover looked cool. I didn't think I would like it this much and learn so much from it. I learned about a country that was never taught to us in the U.S. school curriculum. This book challenges Islamism, Islamophobia, Western colonialism, and Western liberalism among other controversial topics. Persepolis is still one of my favourite books today, and the story is very relevant to the current situation in Iran.

I also really liked the film adaptation. It's one of my favourite animated movies.

American Born Chinese

Synopsis: American Born Chinese is a 2006 graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang.

My thoughts: I also read this in 9th grade. As an Asian American, I can relate a lot to it. The way the book tells three different stories that converge at the end is really cool. Now in 2023, Disney is making a show loosely based on this book, but it doesn't look like a good adaptation at all.

Books I read in 2022

On hold:

  1. Pachinko (Min Jin Lee)
  2. Tale of Genji (Lady Murasaki)

To read:

  1. Severance (Ling Ma)


  1. Ru (Kim Thuy)
  2. Human Acts (Han Kang)
  3. The Emissary (Yoko Tawada)
  4. Sweet Bean Paste (Tetsuya Akikawa)
  5. Four Minutes (Nataliya Deleva)
  6. The Ice Palace (Tarjei Vesaas)
  7. Awake (Harald Voetmann)
  8. Masks (Fumiko Enchi)
  9. Eventide (Therese Bohman)
  10. Death in Spring (Merce Rodoreda)
  11. The Great Passage (Shion Miura)
  12. People From My Neighborhood (Hiromi Kawakami)
  13. The Woman Warrior (Maxine Hong Kingston)
  14. Territory of Light (Yuko Tsushima)