I Hate Modern Dating

Jul 4th, 2019 Blog Entry Louis Leung 3 min read

I hate being ghosted. I hate being swiped left. Modern dating works for cowardly people who see others as algorithms. For the rest of us, it’s playing a shitty game that’s unappealing. It isn’t about love, it’s about matching through availability. Such a turn-off; modern dating is telling me that the main thing some random person and I have in common is that we’re both…

Why American Hustle is My Favorite Movie

Jun 16th, 2019 Blog Entry Louis Leung 3 min read

No one I’ve met loves the movie American Hustle as much I do. If you ask most people what’s their favorite movie, they’ll often say films like Shawshank Redemption. Shawshank Redemption is about an innocent man who goes through unspeakable suffering to break free of the injustice done upon him. That’s relatable based on how people see themselves, as most people see themselves as victims….

Friendships Have Expiration Dates

Jun 5th, 2019 Blog Entry Louis Leung 4 min read

In my most depressed days, I’m not sure if I have friends. This isn’t a woe-is-me-no-one-cares thing. I think a lot of people do care, if by care it’s defined as compassion. That kind of care is common. Friendship, however, are diamonds, forged through a lifetime of natural, circumstantial means. There are a handful of people I call best friends, but I’m not sure they…

The Mama Guilt

May 14th, 2019 Blog Entry Louis Leung 5 min read

All my life I’d wished my mother was someone else. We want love to be easy, that the people we love do noble things or have admirable talents. My mom is neither moral or bright. Her life philosophy is dependency. She hates to learn and thinks the worst of people. Whatever the feminist ideal – strong, independent, sassy – my mom’s the opposite. I’d spent…

My Kindness is Not a Weakness

Apr 13th, 2019 Blog Entry Louis Leung 3 min read

I’ve often been called a pussy. It’s usually from the same crowd who use words like “cuck” and “alpha”. Because I don’t scream my feelings out, especially in a way that demeans people, I’ve also been labeled as dishonest or passive-aggressive. Half the country mistook a narcissist with no filter and made him president. They said that particular personality type was “refreshing” and “strong”. People…