2020 is a mess but I am blessed.

Photo by United Nations COVID-19 Response on Unsplash

Despite the fact that 2020 is the shittiest year ever, there are still a few things I’m thankful for:

Living in a place where people are not ignorant.

Living in a place where people believe in science.

Having good health because I live in a place where people are not ignorant and believe in science.

The healthcare workers fighting on the front lines to save the world.

The people I got to connect and reconnect with even during quarantine because of the internet and by that I mean ZOOM.

Real time and meaningful conversations.

Online art museums, saved myself a couple hundred dollars traveling virtually.

Having a passion.

Pursing the passion.


True humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less

October 2019 YOYUU team in Tokyo

In a world gravitating towards robotic automation and artificial intelligence, where human relationship is built on material values, where we often neglect authentic interaction, and easily forget what we set out to do in the first place with just a little sweet taste of success, it’s rather rare to meet someone who remains humble despite the success and fame he has, and still treats everyone around him with pure kindness and consideration, someone who is real, who is human.

I was fortunate to have crossed paths with…


To all my fellow millennials out there, here’s a guide to love any jobs you do

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I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate it when I ask for career advice and all people tell me is to “Do what you love.” I mean, if you really think about it, it’s such an irresponsible advice because essentially you’re painting this vague image of “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” — another phrase I hate by the way — the concept is an illusion and most people don’t have the luxury to…


Life gets better when you stop giving a fuck.

Growing up, I’ve always had long hair. I was your typical type of girl that would cry at the hair salon if I didn’t like the new haircut (to be honest, it looked totally fine most of the time). I hated going to the salon and every hair appointment put me on the brink of an emotional breakdown. I thought all my hair stylists were all people who didn’t understand human language and can’t do their job right.

Just 2 weeks before my 26th birthday, I was brushing my teeth and…


It’s not you, it’s me.

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Hi friend,

Yes, I saw the text you sent me at 10:43 am 3 days ago and yes, I also am aware that I still haven’t texted you back after 72 hours. I remember my phone buzzed and I remember seeing a notification popped up on the screen.

“Yoooo whennnnnn?”

I know you were double checking about the long overdue get-together we agreed on last month, which I haven’t gotten back to you on the time and place.

“Sh*t sorry, I thought I replied.”

The Ambivert Dilemma

I don’t recall exactly how many times I’ve used that line…


I recently watched the Wonder movie on my flight to Japan. During the first 5 minutes I have cried twice, which I was well prepared for. Despite how much I regret watching it and the weird look I kept getting from the person sitting next to me, I knew this will be one of my favorite movies of all time within that first 5 minutes.

Wonder follows the true story of August Pullman and his struggle growing up and trying to fit in at school with Treacher Collins syndrome — a rare genetic disorder which results in deformities of facial…

Leslie Liu

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