2020 arrived with such a heat that it lit Australia on fire. It ignited more war-mongering spirit under nuclear powers that crashed websites. It set off a volcano in the Philippines, a country my own mother was dead set on going to despite the ash in the air. And as the news coverage was no longer plastered in the fear of fire, the smoke cleared to reveal a virus eeking out of China into the rest of the world.
Despite all that, Mati proposed to me on February 14th, 2020.
When I was a toddler, I put a penny in the disk drive. Daddy puts other round things in here, my young, curious mind thought, so surely this round thing will do something. My enterprising broke the tower of the new computer real quick. After this incident my father, a blue collar Southerner who dabbled with Commodore 64s and other tech geekery, decided that it was time to not only to replace the defunct desktop, but it was also time to teach me how to actually use it.
I remember what the new clunky Dell PC looked like. A fat…
Quirky software developer and Sims unofficial ambassador. Education advocate, time travel fangirl, and reflective writer. Aspiring to become Barbara Gordon.