[Poetry] Hiatus

hiatus picSometimes life gets in the way
Sometimes it’s just me
Sometimes I blink
-and in the blink of an eye-
A day fades to many.

Loud voices that quiet to whispers
Vivid hues that dull to grey
And always a sense of something missing
Something lost and gone astray.

But never, it seems, can I forget
Never can I ignore
The empty page
The growing itch
The voices that implore.

Sometimes I lose my way
And everything comes out wrong.
Sometimes I vow to never come back
Like this isn’t where I belong.

But it’s here that I found solace
It’s here that I watched fears burn
It’s here I learned
To unlock the doors,
And it’s here I will always return.

© Jade M. Wong 2014

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] Keep Calm And…Be The Leaf!

*A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: May 10, 2013

It’s like the calm before the storm. It’s quiet, save for the clock dutifully counting down until the first Final rears its beastly head. We’re wrapping up all the last projects, dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on the last few papers. With just a week or so left to go and summer fast approaching, it’s way too easy to start pulling out the beach towels and shoving the textbooks into some obscure corner of the house. Oh summer, how you beckon with your lazy days of lounging around lazily doing nothing but being lazy. Sounds like a dream.

I don’t know about you, but my brain’s already whipped out the sunscreen and rocking the sunglasses, which means it’s less than useless when it comes to studying for my finals. Sigh. Which is why, around this time of the year, I always tell myself: the final exam is nothing more than just another exam. No surprises, no pretenses, just more of the same exams that we’ve been taking for years. Continue reading

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] Group Work aka Trust No One

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Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

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Originally Posted: Apr. 22, 2013

Weekly lesson: When the professor assigns group work, unless you are with your best friend or a very attractive member of the sex that you are attracted to…you will suffer. You will shake your fists at the sky in valiant attempts not to smack them across your fellow members’ faces. And if you are anything like me, you will sit there until 5 o’clock in the morning, fixing everyone else’s part of the assignment.

The next day, you’ll wobble into class, delirious from exhaustion and suppressed frustration, and when they ask you if there were any problems with the assignment, you’ll just go: nope Continue reading

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] April…Just April

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Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

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Originally Posted: Apr. 17, 2013

Well, will you look at that? I’m behind on my blog posts again. You know, I’d love to figure out exactly what it is I DO with all my time, since I never seem to be using it for anything school-related.

Then again, it’s not really procrastinating. As a matter of fact, from this moment on, I’m going to look at it as being extremely productive at unimportant things. Productivity is in the eye of the beholder, after all. In my defense, it’s not like I don’t try. I do a lot of that, actually. I try so much I should get a scholarship for trying. WHICH WOULD SOLVE MY BROKE STUDENT CONUNDRUM. Look at that.

It’s just, after the twelve-page report, the twenty-minute presentation, and the exam that literally had me questioning everything I’ve been doing with my life since my freshman semester…doctor who Continue reading

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] And The Clock Struck Twelve

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Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

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Originally Posted: Apr. 2, 2013

clock midnightAnd just like that, we’re snapped back to reality. In just a few hours, we’re trudging back to classes, blinking at the professor as they gesture emphatically to the PowerPoint slides, wondering why they’re so enthusiastic when they know your brain is still skipping in la-la-land and probably won’t be back until tomorrow. Ahhh, what a wonderful time to be a student.

I don’t know about you but I am not ready for my Spring Break to be over. I always dread the day back to classes after a break because I always do jack squat during the break, which I do not condone by the way, and the day right after the break, I’m always suffering from sleep deprivation because I have spent the entire break sleeping at 5 in the morning and waking up at 2 in the afternoon. I don’t condone that either, just so you know. Continue reading

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] Spring Break, AWWW YEAH

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Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

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Originally Posted: Mar. 24, 2013

Ahh, the break every student lives for and every parent dreads. The break that movies are made of. People, the countdown has reached zero. Spring Break…has arrived!noisemaker smiley

Oh yeah. THIS is what I’m talking about. After two months of being on autopilot, churning out papers, and digging down deep to find some semblance of sanity as I drag myself to my early Sunday classes…this is what my life has come down to. A week and a half of bliss, lounging around, and aggravating poor bystanders in the middle of the street as the best friend and I smack them with our exaggerated hand gestures. Ahhh, ’tis the life. Continue reading

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] Sometimes, Life Be Crazy

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Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

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Originally Posted: Mar. 23, 2013

SIGH.

Sometimes, life just kicks us where it hurts.

When we’re already down.

For no reason at all.

Whether it’s ten pages of utter torture in the form of intro, graphs, and references, or a test that we’ve bombed spectacularly regardless of the fact that we studied so hard we can practically quote the textbook, or just a lot of little things that pile up into one gigantic mountain of –stitch.

Whatever it may be, sometimes…life kicks us hard. Continue reading

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] The Battle Of The Exam

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Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

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Originally Posted: Mar. 3, 2013

lotr It’s starting. The first exams of the semester are here. I’m sure by now, most of us have already taken our first, or second, or even –*pats shoulder sympathetically*– our third exam.

Sigh, remember that first week when we kind of breezed into class and nodded absentmindedly while the professor gestured emphatically to the PowerPoint slides? That sense of nonchalance because hey, it was still early and the first exams were ages away? And then suddenly, SLAP! First Exam. Right in the face.

Some of you guys might have managed to ace the first exam and are now laughing hilariously at the test paper because you know you gave up after question two and just guessed the heck out of that exam, but hey! An A’s an A. Some of you guys like *cough this one cough* might not have done as well as you hoped even though you studied until 1AM in the morning and felt tentatively confident about the exam only to get it back and turns out everything you knew about the English language gets thrown out the window because apparently now “Affect” when used as a noun means “Emotion”.

I give up. This madness. I can't.

I give up. This madness. I can’t.

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