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Being single: “How can you be okay?”

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Some time ago a friend saluted me for being able to be fine and look okay while being single. She asked, “How can you be fine without a man or a boyfriend?” I was confused at that time. I wasn’t sure how to answer it. 😂😂😂 I mean, “Can’t you?”, “Why can’t you?” But, well, […]

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Being A Serious Person: Is it a bad thing?

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Back in college, when I was still an undergraduate, my friends made this kind of “categorization”, you know, something like, “The smartest, the funniest, and all the other superlatives.” And guess what they categorized me with: “The most serious.” So I asked, “Why?” and the response I got was, “See? She’s so serious.” I remember […]

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About Feeling Stupid

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Actually, I love driving. I mean, I want to excel at driving the way I feel good at riding a motorcycle. But driving makes me feel stupid. It feels like no matter how careful I am, I’m going to crash and get scolded. It feels like no matter how law abiding I am towards the […]

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About Being Nice

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Some time ago a friend of mine said that she hated a person that is too nice. I asked her what she meant by “too nice”. She said it’s like someone who apologized even if it’s actually not her mistake or even if she’s already forgiven, someone who kept saying “thank you” even though “she […]

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jUwa: The Story behind my Name

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Hi, I have finally decided to write about this. About the story behind my name. Many people have been asking, even my professors did: Why do you sign as jUwa? Why not Siti? Why capital U? Etc. No hard feelings; I seriously take no offense for that, because, well, I know it’s not usual, and […]

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Sending a Postcard to Myself

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This might be just another narcissistic act of mine, sending a postcard to myself. Why would you send a postcard to yourself? Don’t you have somebody to send you a postcard? Sending a postcard to yourself looks so pathetic. Don’t you have anything else to do for yourself? Well, I have no idea about what […]

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Shoes off, please!

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The other day my studio apartment manager notified me that they were going to check the air conditioner in each unit. (Well, it’s summer; Tucson’s getting hotter). It’s kind of notifying the residents that if they weren’t home, they would enter the unit. Is it safe? Of course, it’s not as if they’re going to […]

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New Shoes (or Sandals?)

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I got new sandals! (Or shoes?) Not sure what people call them. But for me, it’s not really shoes, and not really sandals either, so maybe shoe-sandals? 🙈😅 Well, whatever, that’s not what I want to talk about. Hhe Well, actually I had not intended to buy such new shoe-sandals. Let us just say that […]

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Applying for a UK Visa: A Drama

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Yesterday I had to go to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) center for my UK Visa application. Unlike most of visa applications, I did not have to go to Los Angeles for taking my photo and fingeprints. I think that’s because UK embassy cooperates with USCIS as their Application Support Center (ASC) so that […]