Where is the middle of nowhere?

Jessica YungLife, Writing

Where is the middle of nowhere? Maybe ‘The Middle of Nowhere’ is the name of a place, just as China in Chinese stands for Middle Country. Or ‘Nowhere’ is the name of a place (an incredible one at that, where everyone’s skin is blue and pink and green), and we have to find its centre: it might be where most … Read More

Stream of Consciousness

Jessica YungWriting

I was thinking of doing some stream of consciousness writing. A stream, a flowing stream not necessarily of water but of music, of lava, hot from the oven, hot from the heart, hot from the centre of the Earth, hot from the pot stirred most smoothly by the ladle of Time. But the consciousness that pours out is chaotic, regardless … Read More

Just for fun

Jessica YungPoetry, Writing

Happy St. Nicholas Day, and also Happy International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development! Here’s something I wrote in my Economics class to celebrate the occasion: Everyone wants the best for themselves So says the economist, in a rational tone. And so macroeconomics carries the results of these words Onto a national scale, in a world of its own. … Read More

Mist

Jessica YungWriting

Like ribbons of smoke on the brow of dawn, they do not dance to your rhythm but to the beating of their hearts. Innocently they ride, a flock on angels’ wings, until they fill the sky with their light: white dissolved in cornflower blue. They love to charm the air, to swoop with the eagles and dance with the waves. … Read More