My Ridiculous Family

My family’s ridiculous. They’re absolutely impossible. I rarely get angry – seriously, it takes a lot to push my buttons; however, my family and you-know-who are the two exceptions, with the former simply because of how impossible they are sometimes with me. I fell sick earlier this week but left my medical card at my…

My New Male “Follower”

Last night, I stayed late to work and missed the late direct bus to home so I had to take the transfer bus. As I was walking into the station, a man his early thirties/late twenties who was heading out saw me and immediately stopped to turn around to follow me back in. He asked…

The Cyberstalker (tlgerald, aka darkwyvurne)

It feels strange to talk about the incident on a forum where it happened. I mean, I got stalked on this very site, and then I’m writing about it and publishing it publicly here. Thankfully, it has all been resolved so I have no more reservations – after all, it is my blog. My comfort…

Open Letter to DarkWyvurne, my Cyberstalker

Dear DarkWyvurne, I’m afraid your behavior over the past 2 years, especially in the recent period, has left me with no choice but to address you directly in this open letter. I understand that this latest moniker you have used when leaving your comment is fake so I am not at risk of exposing you…

Four Horsemen of an Apocalyptic Breakup: Part I of the Relationship Trilogy

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are mythical riders described in the New Testament as harbingers to the end of times. The Horsemen each ride on a colored horse – white, red, black, and pale – and represent dramatic qualities of conquest, war, famine, and death, respectively. The very metaphor can be applied to relationships…

Deal Breakers

Sometimes the men I apparently-dated-but-didn’t-know-that-I-did would show up on my FB page as one of the recommended people I may know. I never quite knew why FB would bother to do so, but it has happened frequently enough for me to notice. Since I usually delete the contact information of these men, the only factor…

Extreme Couponing: Skincare Version

Extreme Couponing was a popular show that aired in the States and Canada when I was young. I’ve tried the techniques to save A LOT of money when I was pursuing my last degree. Funding was scarce in my program, and despite getting awarded the top package, I still found myself short due to the…

#YouLookDisgusting

I do not wear makeup for personal purposes, and am very open about this. In private, a lot of the men and clients like to praise me for being barefaced. While I do appreciate the intention, I also noticed that these so-called compliments often come at the expense of women who do choose to wear…

Dear Lord: A Prayer

Dear Lord: I ask that You give me strength to forgive and bless my senior labmate right now. I just returned to my office to find that she came by and left an awful mess. The floor is littered with staples, my personal chair is pulled and modified to suit her height, the stapler is…

The Underappreciated: Lesson on Empathy and Understanding

I posted this note on my FB this morning to remind myself to practice gratitude Yesterday night the janitor lady broke down in tears before me when she found the note left by my friends/labmates. It seemed that there had been several requests in the past asking her to do extra work, such as cleaning…

My Letter to My Professor

I had a terrific professor this year who gave me a gift of kindness when I suffered a relapse earlier in the term, for which I am very grateful. After submitting the rest of the required components for the course last month, she sent me a lovely email to tell me of my final grade….

My Unlawful Landlord Part IV: Happy Ending~!

*This ending has been long overdue >.< I moved out three weeks earlier than the designated date so as not to clash with my finals schedule. The move only took one day, as I did not have many possessions to begin with to fill up the small studio. I cleaned everything, even the laundry, but…