We pushed for the paperwork to apply for an H-1B status; we fought hard for options when we found out I lost in the lottery round; and we exhausted alternatives to let me stay.
And how you do it matters.
With the bad, there is always some good – you just have to remember to look for it.
It’s that time of the year where the annual recap blog posts about what was ‘in,’ what was ‘triumphant,’ and what was ‘learned’ make their way onto our newsfeeds and inboxes. Well, this year’s theme was ‘rejection.’
Writing used to be what I did to delve into myself and hide from reality, reconstructing my own histories and memories. Ever since I lost my job – wait, let me rephrase that. Ever since I knew I was going to lose my job or at least had the bad news hover over me enough […]
It’s been four weeks to the tee – my last day of work. I told myself that I would write this entry sooner. I even drafted bits of it here and there, but none of it ever seemed to stick. The intent of sitting down and writing this – an explanation of sorts – was […]
It was meant to be just another routine cleaning – the standard set of x-rays, plaque scraping, brushing, flossing, followed by a joyful exit away with goodie bag in tow (this dentistry goes out of their way with the goodie bag, take a look at my Instagram for proof – but that didn’t quite happen, kind of.
Everything is on pause. There aren’t any plans to be made or had. The only continuity I see these days is the greeting of a continuous stream of uncertainty. My physical existence lives suspended, hanging in its self-defined purgatory, whereas my mind finds itself constantly reeling. There is nothing static in my thoughts, they race […]
Speeding down the highway, the odometer’s needle steadily drifted between markers for 100 and 120 kilometres/hour. The exits became less unfamiliar as I left the east end of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). Then, I quickly looked down at the clock. It was 3:30 PM. The Crossing Guard would be there. Or at least, I […]
Eating disorders are as tricky as they are fickle. They are the secret boyfriend or girlfriend that you hide from everyone, always praying that they aren’t mentioned at the table. And while this relationship may very well be under wraps, at least to you, many have an inkling of sorts. As in any relationship, you […]