Officially 22

Dear Serina,

Twenty one years ago you arrived onto this planet, and in the years since then, your experiences have helped to turn you into a beautiful person, both inside and out. Your generous spirit, your insatiable wanderlust, and your belief in the ideal are invigorating for me to see, as someone who’s in the latter half of his twenties. In the five and a half years since I turned 21, I’ve experienced personal highs and career lows, from sobbing painfully in my car before heading to a job I hated to traveling thousands of miles to Asia, Australia, and Europe with beloved family and friends. All those experiences helped me grow into a more courageous, more thoughtful, and more empathetic person, the person who decided “why not?” before messaging you on Instagram. I’m so glad I did because the biggest surprises in life come from extremely unexpected places. Happy birthday my wonderful online friend. I look forward to seeing what you do in the years to come.

Much love,

Today I woke up to this most heartful birthday msg, and I’m feeling incrediably grateful and lucky to be in where I am today.

Family and friends:

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Romance is a beautiful illusion (Boston edition) 


For a moment I really felt like this is the Before Sunrise happening to me. The only differences probably are he was the one reading book, and we were heading to New York City instead of Paris. Surprisingly he also knows the trilogy and Linklater.

We talked about edm lauchpad, we talked about piano. We talked about Hayao Miyazaki, we talked about Charles Bukowski. We talked about Reservoir Dogs,  we talked about Waking Life. We talked about Lucid Dreaming Techniques, we talked about American Pie.
We talked about how we dont like politics but still would be interesting to see Donald Trump to be elected just to see how crazy this world can get (but no please). We talked about how he and his girlfriends at the time had an argument about their trip because he doesn’t like to plan and the unknowns are the best.

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