Shelves, Taobao, and Rain

So after 7 months in China, I have finally boarded the Taobao bandwagon and I've gone a little crazy with it. At first it started as a necessity because I have to get my contact lenses from somewhere. Even then, I was like "Yeah, I don't need to buy anything." Then I entered the rabbit … Continue reading Shelves, Taobao, and Rain

I wanted to but I couldn’t: A short rumination about personal failure inspired by another episode of Game of Thrones

My last post was about the love and honour embedded in the willful act of becoming someone's champion. Today's post is about wanting to do so and failing because this is precisely what happened to Prince Oberyn in Season 4, Episode 8 when he could have won but instead got his head smashed in by Gregor Clegane. … Continue reading I wanted to but I couldn’t: A short rumination about personal failure inspired by another episode of Game of Thrones