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Poem: Artists

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Artists listen, observe, and feel.
A single portrait can cause the world to tremble,
a single story can cause tears of strangers to fall,
a single song can cause memories to resurface.
The power an artist holds in their hand is limitless.

Brushes, pencils, paper, pens, paint, instruments,
such simple tools with such boundless power.

A musician drumming away on their guitar,
a painter guiding their brush across their canvas gracefully,
a writer sitting down and scribbling across a notebook as they observe the scene.
What a sight of unswayed passion and fiery motivation they have.

They are the perfect trio of creation.
They paint the truth, the horror, the joy of life.
They sing the emotions of thoughts.
They write out what others are afraid of saying out loud.
They are the truth tellers of the world.

~Jae

Easter Poem: Piece for Friend

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(This is a short poem written for a close and dear friend whom I call sister for her character on the game DOMO.) Hope you win the contest! 

Running through lush green fields, Losing their footing on the edge of a hill and they fall. Falling into emptiness as mirrors break free of the sky and fall with them. Alice grabs onto her white rabbit’s hand for comfort, Souls united by an ancient force that no one can comprehend, Love so deep that not even God can deny.
Rabbits and pupus fall after them as Alice watched the hill above them continue to collapse. Colorful eggs roll down after them in the decreasing light. Grab all of the eggs that you can! Chocolate, rainbow, mystery ones, grab them all! Before Alice and her white rabbit beat you in the game

Thoughts on Usage of Non-Asian actors in Asian TV Series and Movies in America

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I remembered how rare it was to watch american television as a child and even to this day to see an asian actor or actress having a main role or a supporting role. It was like christmas whenever you saw one on a show even if it was only for one episode. However, I was not bothered by it too because this is America, and I guessed people enjoyed seeing caucasians, african americans, and hispanics on television more than asians. That was the norm and is still is to this day. 
However, nowadays you see a little bit more asian faces in series such as Lane in Gilmore Girls, Magnus in The Mortal Instruments, and Joan Watson in Elementary. That really excites me and makes me proud to see that asian actors/actresses are getting more spotlight finally. However, that is not the main point of this post. 
I've been noticing several films in recent and past couple of years that though the movie is about China, Japan, Korea, or another Asia country the main leads are always non-asian. Some good…

A World in Flames

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I was very reluctant on whether or not I wanted to blog after seeing the outcome of the Presidential Election. Mainly, the reason I have't felt up to blogging much at all is because of how fed up with current events that have occurred in the country and around the world. 
The earth was given to humanity as a place for them call home. A place where they were able to settle and grow roots in, start families, careers, live their lives in peace and harmony with one another. However, we allowed our greed, self-desires to ruin that peace and ruin the gift that was given to us. 
Our own intellect, our own opinions, our own morals, our own logic, our own choices brought us to where we stand today as a country. No one put a gun to anyone's head and forced them to vote for Trump. No one pulled threats. Those that chose to vote for Trump did so on their own accord. It pains me to see how many Americans still love Trump despite of the stuff he has already set in motion and caused. 
I wan…

A Little Advice...

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Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been going through a lot at work and in my personal life so please forgive me. I will definitely try to post more often. 
I just wanted to share some good news with everyone that hasn't heard yet and that is I have finally found my other half. Yes, that other half that I always complained about on here and in my journals that I would never found or I thought I had found but it was only a mistake. I am glad to have met the person I have always ranted about in my journals, who has to be a gentleman, kind, caring, big and open hearted, considerate, smart, and dedicated. That sounds like a fantasized character right? But they are real. They do exist. That is my advice to everyone of you. It all depends on a matter of timing, setting, and meeting the right person there and being prepared yourself. 
I always used to think that true love is something that you have to chase after before it slips out between your fingers. It's a constant chasing g…

Reaction to: Presidential Election 2016

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A Chinese philosopher in the Ming dynasty once predicted that: "people will invent ships that fly in the sky. a cent a pound of rice no one is around to buy, people will walk around barefooted, streets deserted with no human life."
My aunt used to recite this everyday when she was alive. She said ships in the sky was airplanes and now all that is left to come true is the last three things . Vote for a tyrant to govern a land and there will be slaughter and deportation and even if everything was free .... there is no one who will take it.
I remember we had to read 1984 by George Orwell in high school and to this day it's one of the most influential books in my memory. And I hate to say this but it's starting to come true slowly as well. Big Brother is already upon us. 
You know what... I hate to say this but I kinda foresaw this coming.... no one likes Hilary. We should all know that by now. She has her supporters but there are always going to be haters out there. And wh…

Thoughts on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Just finished this book a few moments ago. It's definitely a book that I couldn't put down when I picked it up yesterday. It's a fairly easy read being play format and though it lacks depth...it was still a heart wrenching and amazing addition to the series. 
I'll be careful to not give any spoilers so those of you who stumble upon this post and have not read the book won't be spoiled. If you were expecting a ton of action and seeing all of your favorite characters back with the same fearlessness and taste for adventure as the previous books then you are mistaken. I feel that that's what many of us were expecting, a type of new beginning or pickup with a brand new arc. 
This book is different, set nineteen years after the battle where the main characters are now all settled with families and careers. It was fascinating to see the transition of what nineteen years can do to these characters we love so much. The book revolves mostly on Harry's youngest son, …