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(Photo- 'East China Sea   off the south of Satsuma Peninsula at night '- Takeshi Kuboki) Lost at sea I find myself adrift Although I'd rather sail,  I’m tossed in the tide and carried by currents If I could hear you say my name One more time Then my heart would be glad For our journey together Was more anticipated And more enjoyable Than all the travelling I ever did Without you in it Life's tapestry loses color Still, I am content Just to lay here Thinking of you And if I die, I’ll know That the last thing I saw Were the stars in the sky above

Three Poems for the Death of a Bird

(Painting- 'Wee Wonder'- Sarah Jane Conklin) The Birth Born in a high place In the heat of summer In a secret spot  Still yet concealed The beginning of a story, Conceived with purpose, It came into existence as hope A product of eagerness, It danced to the tune of affection Flourishing and thriving in the uncertainty A long-awaited spawn, an heir And faith’s progeny The Flight The little strong-winged creature did take off Flying high for the first time It saw the hills and country, Indeed, it saw the city It stopped for rest on a sky-high rooftop This bird sang all the songs Yet, its heart was weak A champion for tomorrow And harbinger of expectation Yes, it saw all the bright colors Short-term survivor Unaware of its doom The Death And the bird floundered Having flown too far too high The wind was gone Endless flapping to stay on course It flailed and dropped Landing on a tree branch Perhaps it cou

Movie review: PARASITE

Year : 2019 Director : Bong Joon-Ho Producers : Bong Joon-Ho, Kwak Sin-ae, Yang-Kwon Moon, Jang Yeong-hwan Screenwriter : Bong Joon-Ho, Jin Won Han Cast : Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, So-dam Park Genre : Thriller, Drama, Dark Comedy A small, impoverished family invades the lives of members of another well-to-do family, but soon comes to a shocking revelation that puts their own work of deception to shame Rating: 5/5 Parasite is the first Korean movie to ever win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. It has also been nominated for an Academy Award, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film (2020) and won the SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (2020). One of the things I find so great about this movie is the number and sheer quality of plot twists that were part of it. So important were these plot twists, that the director, Bong Joon-Ho, intentionally excluded a great


Hello everyone, I’m back! First of all, Happy New Year! I hope 2020 has been good to you so far. May all your dreams for the new year come true. If you have been wondering why I’ve been absent, I took a two-and-a-half-year break from the blog to pursue personal projects- I moved to a new country and I bagged a master’s degree! It was a tough process, but it was worth it, and I came out stronger. Thank you to all my old readers, who have been there from the start- If you were following this blog before, you know It was started in 2016 as an avenue to share my passions- books, short stories and poems, movies and music with you. As time went on, I narrowed my focus on book and movie reviews, quite a few of which have been posted here. Maybe in the near future, I would expand my content to include short stories and poems like before, but for now, I will only be publishing reviews. To all my new readers, welcome to my blog! I hope you find some meaning and ple