In My Past Life I Was a Cat

Feb 12th, 2019 Blog Entry Louis Leung 3 min read

I believe in reincarnation. Well, maybe. I hope it’s true anyway. It would explain a lot of things; it’d explain me. I hate authority; like hate it. If it were my way, the sun would come up when I’d want it to come up. I have a low tolerance of people telling me what to do, even if they’re right. I want to be a…

Why I Stopped Believing in Jesus

Jan 22nd, 2019 Blog Entry Louis Leung 4 min read

My first novel, Cody Quan, is the polar opposite of my second novel, Asians Don’t Date. I say polar opposite because when one writes books, they’re either in the soul-searching category or the commercialized category. Cody Quan’s the former. It’s amateurish, all over the place, there’s a billion characters and I wouldn’t want it as my writing’s prime representation. But books are like children; I…

Being Last Place

Jan 8th, 2019 Blog Entry Louis Leung 2 min read

All my life I started last. Last to be picked for kickball. Last chair in band. Last to get a raise. Understanding me is to understand what it feels like to always start last, to be in a world where no one believed in you. It’s a disconcerting feeling, this default decision from others that you aren’t their vision of a winner. Most people will…

My Code

Oct 19th, 2018 Blog Entry Louis Leung 2 min read

The great fictional character Omar Little once stressed that everyone needs a code. It’s a simple, yet deeply introspective question. My morality has always leaned more pragmatic than ideal. I don’t understand ideal morality; it’s an oxymoron disguised as sound logic. A code shouldn’t be fixated on morals. It should exist on concrete, defined terms supported by shades of gray. Here’s an example: You have…

New York Mirror

Oct 11th, 2018 Blog Entry Louis Leung 1 min read

People often ask me why I moved to New York, i.e. which cliche did I came for? Mine was the mirror. I wanted a raw reflection of who I am and an unapologetic echo of what I’m doing wrong. This city attracts lost souls; you’ll find what you’re looking for, only to realize it’s not what you’re looking for. You get that out of your…