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One of my best friends said, “Life sucks and then you die.” We are all out here just trying to figure out how to die at a later time and make life suck less.
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It was the year 2004. My family as a collective decided to change my fate by transferring me to an international school. With how the public-school system functioned in Myanmar, they worried for my future. They didn’t have a lot of money but they were willing to sacrifice the simple…

A cover letter for my favorite conglomerate.

Pasted below is a legitimate cover letter I sent out. I was getting real sick and tired of writing bland cover letters that weren’t being read anyway. You may call it unprofessional, but I call it having a personality.

Position: Retail Store Administrative Support
Company: Furniture Conglomerate

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How I can…

Child development or trauma? Why not both. Wes Anderson, take notes.

For legal purposes and to avoid a verbal whopping from my family, this is a disclaimer that what I have written may or may not be true. (It’s totally true.) Again, I want to reiterate that everything I’ve written here may be a work of fiction. (It is autobiographical.) …

Let’s talk about tacos for a second. Because, why not?

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I am ashamed.

I am ashamed that in spite of the intricacy and diversity Mexican cuisine has to offer, I have fallen in love with the most basic dish — tacos, a dish so mainstream that there exist restaurant chains based on it. Infamous for satisfying late night cravings and…

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Despite being one of the most visited websites, Reddit is not for everyone. I have a lot of issues with that platform, from the users to the company itself. That being said, it does have pockets of gold nuggets, and this, my friends, is one: r/lifeofnorman.

The premise of that…

On a related note: bribery works better than exorcisms

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During my teenage years, I was told I was allergic to various kinds of meat. Be it pork, beef, or shrimp, my family constantly nagged me to avoid them. I was always skeptical of their warnings because of their abstention from certain foods for spiritual and religious purposes, and I…

Why isn’t there a Big & Short section?

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I wear the same stuff every day.

I have a total of six pairs of trousers, but only four that fits. Out of those four, two of them are joggers, and the other two are chinos.

My chinos are matched with one of four polos I own when I go…

I am lost, but I think that’s okay?

My very last day on campus as a student. The building looks great juxtaposed with my car, but boy, do I resent that building.

Let me go back in time, and start off the article with my final semester, the spring semester of my senior year in 2019. This was by far the hardest semester I had to go through, but it wasn’t because my classes were difficult. In fact, it was one of…

Make use of fear.
Let me explain.

My neighboring dorm room back in Freshmen year of college. Hope that stuff on the left wasn’t mold.


After all the years of being unable to control not going to bed late (or early, depending on how you look at it), I have done it — I have solved one of the most challenging obstacles in my life. No, I did…

Kaung Shein

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