A few of my favourite things (2018)

Song / album

Last December, I posted Kimbra's 'Top of the World' with the caption: 2018. anthem.

(O M G. what. a. year.)

Several months later, I cried as I heard 'Like They Do On The TV' for the first time (I'm older now, but I feel my time start to begin...). Ahhh!!! So many of my fav artists released albums:

     * Primal Heart - Kimbra
     * Dirty Computer - Janelle Monáe
     * So Sad So Sexy - Lykke Li
     * Be the Cowboy - Mitski
     * Honey - Robyn

Fav songs: 'Human' - Kimbra, 'I Like That' - Janelle Monáe, 'sex money feelings die' - Lykke Li, 'Washing Machine Heart' and 'Nobody' - Mitski, 'Send To Robin Immediately' - Robyn, 'I'm Good' - Wafia... oh. I can't believe I almost forgot!! The Crazy Rich Asians soundtrack, in particular '我要你的爱' - Grace Chang and 'Yellow' - Katherine Ho. *cries*


I love, love, love How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee!!!!! Like Too Much and Not the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose last year, it is what I strive for... a blueprint.

You can read essays 'The Rosary', 'Annie Dillard and the Writing Life', 'Girl' and more here.

Other highlights: Betwixt-and-Between by Jenny Boully, He's So MASC by Chris Tse, Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, Flood Damages by Eunice Andrada, The White Book by Han Kang,  Cruelty Special to Our Species by Emily Jungmin Yoon, House A by Jennifer S. Cheng, Close to Home by Alice Pung 

Online writing

I read so, so much online... I wish I kept a better record. Below is a very incomplete list:

     * Writers Of Color Are Making Their Own Canon - Akwaeke Emezi
     * How to Write Iranian-America, or The Last Essay - Porochista Khakpour
     * A Nightmare I Have is that I End Up Where I Started - Jennifer Nguyen
     * poem i enjoy more than i do him | parched (two poems) - Zhi Yi Cham
     * Blessed Is The Fruit - Vanessa Giron
     * When Abuse Tops the Charts: On Female Agency and Storytelling Through Pop Music - Madison Griffiths
     * All Who Live on Islands - Rose Lu
     * I Am a Forest/Fire: On Mitski & being mixed-race - Nina Mingya Powles
     * On Falling in Love with the Language I've Spoken My Entire Life - Lucy Tan
     * An Apocalyptic Sensibility: A Review of Ling Ma's Severance - Claire Cao
     * Damage in Four Parts (four-part essay) - Piriye Altraide
     * The Essentials - Lei Wang
     * Stories Uncovered, Stories Untold - Wendy Chen
     * Forging Intimacy - Ariel Lewiton
     * What Wong Kar-wai's Films Meant to Young Asians in America - Sophie He
     * Light Boy Blue Lake - Aline-Mwezi Niyonsenga
     * Omakase - Weike Wang
     * The Voyager - Saba Vayani-Lai

(I can't wait for Zhi's and Jen's chapbooks, blur by the and 
When I Die Slingshot My Ashes onto the Surface of the Moon in 2019 xx)

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