What’s your first language? If you’re reading this, chances are it’s English. Mine was Thai.

Thai is a funny language. In my biased opinion, it is the language most naturally inclined towards puns — most of the vocabulary is monosyllabic and thus, most adjectives and adverbs tend to be onomatopoeias. The fact that there is a separate vocabulary dedicated to politeness means you can be exceptionally sarcastic. People get nicknames, and they stick for life. …

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I am very much an introvert. I exhibit the classic symptoms: avoiding parties, reading books instead of hanging out with people, etcetera. But mostly, it manifests in how I process the world around me.

I think a lot — I spend most of my time in my own thoughts and mind. I mull over scenarios, weigh options, and think through everything I’m going to say and do before I put it to action.

Not unrelated, I’m also very much a designer. …

  • Everyone is doing their best to do what they think is right.
  • The universe is not fair or unfair, it simply is. Nothing is personal when it happens by chance.
  • Humility is always appreciated by those you should be impressing.
  • There is no excuse for being a shitty human. Ever. So suck it up and do your best to be a good person, or you’ll just be embarrassed about it later.
  • If you are a good person and you are doing your best, then the opinion of people who don’t know you cannot hurt you. …


Trisha Kietikul

Thinking a lot, writing a little

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