A Tinder Hook-up From An Inexperienced Girl’s Perspective

We matched on Tinder at 8 pm on a Friday night, yet he didn't message me. So I messaged him. Hey. He replied after a few minutes. Hey. And our conversation started.

What My Lovers Told Me

My lovers told me a lot of things -- mostly things about myself that I didn't realise I had or lacked thereof. Or things about themselves that I didn't anticipate or could have anticipated but chose not to. Sometimes they were just passing comments that my lovers would very soon conveniently forget but somehow they got stuck at the back of my mind.

When He Texts “Hey You”

You double tap one photo, then two. You drop a friendly comment. A few minutes later, your phone screen lights up with a text message from him -- Hey you! -- as though you're two good friends just catching up, no big deal.

Finding Me

I used to be in love with a hipster European boy. He was everything I wasn't (and still am not). He rode bike to work and around the city.

Don’t Waste This Life

It's terrifying to have to make all the important decisions not knowing if they are the right ones. But it's also liberating and wonderfully exciting because I get to make all the important decisions. I get to live my life the way I think is best for me and this is all what matters.

I’m Tired of Trying to be Seen

I'm tired of feeling like there's something wrong with me, of explaining myself, of trying to seek approval from the people who have no intention to see me kindly at all. I'm sick of trying so fucking hard to be seen. I just can't do it anymore. I'm not perfect. I'm terribly flawed. I can be a mess. I'm not for everyone. And I accept it.

Life At 22: Me, Men, Money & Drugs

I guess that's the biggest difference between the 22-year-old me and any previous version of me: I've learned to let go of people who don't choose me. I've found the strength to move on regardless of the circumstances.

One Day You Won’t Have To Be The Only One Holding On Anymore

You won't have to freeze time as they kiss you goodbye at the train station before work as it might be the very last kiss ever had between you two. You won't have to watch them till they disappear (back) into the sea of strangers as it might be the very last sight of them in this short life you will never fully figure out.