New York

TPE-JFK

I’ve become increasingly aware of how much of my reputation in Taiwan is built on the knowledge of my New York upbringing.

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The view from the top floor was as expected — far less grand than it would have been from the Empire State Building, but nothing less typical

How much a desire for exhibitionism is behind the preference for glass structures in a big city, where lights often let in more eyes than one required?

I am the doctor with a diagnosis, the telegram that comes early in the morning, the six missed calls from your mom

Okay, that is really dramatic. I am not that important.

Housing Court, New York City, Last Week.

There are people living there, but they aren’t the tenant. The landlord wants them out.

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I wrote rejections until lunch.

We had lunch at a very serene Japanese restaurant that makes fresh tofu, which is all I ever want.

She had chestnut curls and wore a necklace of skulls and an open-back tee that fit her like a loincloth.

She may have been a Free People model, but I was too emotionally downtrodden to deliver compliments.

U Haul—No, U Haul

I am tempted to say fuck this, let’s​ do it tomorrow​.

I would like to hire a hair consultant

Not a hair stylist, a hair consultant.