hold my hand and we can jump straight into the cold unloving sea
I am innately drawn to murderous bodies of water. I was born in a typhoon that killed dozens and injured hundreds. The city I made my home is host to a river that has changed paths 26 times and killed millions as a result. And my favourite, the sea, has tried to kill me countless times. Nonetheless, I yearn for it.
My No Buy Year
Many of us live in a world where more often than not, we can live by the Ariana Grande quote, "I see it, I want it, I got it". Some would argue that this isn't necessarily a bad thing—after all, what's wrong with seeing a baby elephant desktop computer topper, wanting it, and spending your well earned pay check on it? It's a conversation starter, it's for mental health, it's just so you.
Vocal, please let me put my articles into categories
There are many common gripes about Vocal. It's hard to track SEO, we want to follow our favourite creators, etc. But one that I've not seen around before is that I would really like to put my articles into their own categories, to make it easy for readers to find more that are similar.
I got COVID-19 and I am begging you to get the vaccine
By all means, I am young. I am healthy. I eat a well-balanced diet full of vitamins and other good stuff, yadda yadda yadda. I still got COVID in a worse-than-mild-but-not-ICU-bad case. My symptoms included brain fog, complete fatigue (resulting in me sleeping 14-20 hours a day for 2 weeks), a lack of appetite, headache, etc. At various points, I would try to shower but simply lacked the energy to stand for long enough.
Dear Chocolate, I remember the day my sister first met you at the SPCA. I was stuck at home, doing homework. My mother told us that unless I finished my homework, we couldn't even think of adopting you. Being a defiant brat who did not want to do her homework, I refused to finish on time. But you were just too lovely to not adopt. So you came home to us on January 1st.
The Cat Who Wished He Was a Dog
This is the third instalment in a five part series about my five pets. It is preceded by Dear Chocolate and Lady of the House. It is followed by A Dog Named Doggo and Tales of a Tasmanian Devil.
A Dog named Doggo
This is the fourth instalment in a series of five about my five pets. This is preceded by Dear Chocolate, Lady of the House, and The Cat Who Wished He Was a Dog and succeeded by Tales of a Tasmanian Devil.
Tales of a Tasmanian Devil
This is the last instalment of a five part series about my five pets. It is preceded by: Dear Chocolate, Lady of the House, The Cat Who Wished He Was a Dog, and A Dog Named Doggo. Note: the other pets and stories ARE referenced here, it may be of use to read the other instalments first!