Stuff I Like

The words procrastinator and writer are synonymous.

Places in NYC



I listen to when I need to get serious writing done:

…sick beats


…subway music


that make me laugh:

that make me cry:

(really any Thai commercial)


Basically, I like my mom’s cooking and I like meat.

  • rau muống
  • phở
  • Mom’s chicken curry with sweet potatoes
  • fried chicken
  • baked potato
  • chicken salad
  • gỏi cuốn
  • baked salmon
  • baby back ribs
  • steak
  • toast with butter and sugar
  • chicken pot pie
  • wonton soup
  • pasta with pesto, mozzarella cheese and chicken
  • Mom’s stir-fried noodles
  • ramen
  • baked broccoli
  • sweet potato fries
  • McDonald’s fries (I know, kill me)
  • longan


“Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.”― Paul Valéry

“And you, you ridiculous people, you expect me to help you.” – Denis Johnson’s Car Crash While Hitchhiking

“Always I want to be an observer. I want to be affected by life deeply, but never so blinded that I cannot see my share of existence in a wry, humorous light and mock myself as I mock others.” – Sylvia Plath

“Say what you will about it, Hell is story-friendly. If you want a compelling story, put your protagonist among the damned. The mechanisms are nicely attuned to the mechanisms of narrative. Not so the pleasures of Paradise. Paradise is not a story. It’s about what happens when the stories are over.” – Charles Baxter

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

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