An Essay on Jazz Music, Dreams, Complexities of Realities Within and Without, Predetermined Intention and Spontaneous Meaning.

I heard jazz music in my dream yesterday. It was the very beginning of the descend into dreams, my head bobbling in and out of the surface of the ocean. When I floated above and blew out bubbles, the bubbles were the same jazzy line looping again and again.

I…

Coffee tastings, slowing time, experiencing more versus experiencing deeply

I’ve had two coffee tasting experiences so far, one at a Starbucks in Shenzhen, China, one at a different Starbucks in New York.

The first time was because I became friends with a barista there. She was required to practice leading coffee tasting workshops with a customer for an advanced…

5 Concrete, actionable steps you can take to improve your writing skills and open doors in the writing world.

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re an aspiring writer, likely not writing in your native tongue, and you’re fascinated by the idea of writing for a living. Maybe you’ve decided on a career in writing, or maybe you just want to push your writing limits and see how far…

10 Days of Remembering: Day 8. A note to self.

When I started the 10 Days of Remembering series, my goal was to publish something every day, something that at least one other person would find interesting. Today is day 8; the number 8 in tarot numerology symbolizes action, change, difficulty, achievement. I’ve been struggling with creativity today, the not-so-motivated…

10 Days of Remembering: Day 6.

This morning I woke up early, did many things, went to a few places, and had a heart-to-heart conversation with an important person. It was lovely.

This afternoon I ordered thick-cut French fries with honey mustard sauce and fried chicken from a locally famous restaurant, ate all of them with…

Pei Ni

Aspiring composer, serious minimalist, casual writer. Mandarin may be my mother tongue, but English adopted my daydreams.

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