The Rule of Eleven (aka The Blue Sky Tag)

A shoutout to Tina at Written in Geek for giving my muse and I a break from writing. I can’t even remember when my last tag post was, which goes to show how long it’s been.

Ratatouille

1) What frightens you the most?

As quoted from Sailboats & Bubble Tea (aka the Entertainer Blogger Award): Bugs with more than 4 legs. Bugs with no legs at all. BUGS. 

2) Coffee or tea?

I wonder if you guys already know the answer to this. 5 Brownie Points to anyone who does! The answer’s literally one or the other, guys.  Continue reading “The Rule of Eleven (aka The Blue Sky Tag)”

Blue Skies & The Wind in Your Hair

In all my years of living in New York, I have never stepped foot in Staten Island.

Queens? I know it like the back of my hand.

Manhattan? Love.

Brooklyn? Bronx? Sure.

But Staten Island? That place across the water where no subway lines connect to? Uh…brain does not compute.

Cue the Staten Island Ferry! Continue reading “Blue Skies & The Wind in Your Hair”

Weekend Coffee Share: Spontaneous Staycation

You: Where have you BEEN? Your blog’s been empty for over a week, no note, no posts!

Me: I know, I kind of disappeared—

You: You could’ve DIED, and I wouldn’t have known! 

Me: Or I could’ve gone on vacation, but hey, tomato, tomahto, right? Continue reading “Weekend Coffee Share: Spontaneous Staycation”

Weekend Coffee Share: Baby Steps

Me: One Peppermint Mocha for you, One Green Milk Tea for me.

You: Green Milk Tea? Is your body even supposed to consume drinks that are green?

Me: It’s green tea blended with milk, and delicious. Besides, the person drowning their body in sugar shouldn’t be criticizing my drink.

YouDrowning in sugar…or drowning in flavor? I prefer to see it as the latter.

Me: *laughs* Well, I suppose that’s one way to ring in the new year. Continue reading “Weekend Coffee Share: Baby Steps”

[Poetry] A Toast

Here’s to Cupid aiming his arrows accurately
To lost love being found.
Here’s to being nice (and a little naughty!)
For Santa all year ‘round.

Here’s to friendships, stretched thin from wear
Built up like a house of cards.
Here’s to friendships, triple knotted with care,
Built to last when things get hard.

Here’s to laughing on the couch with a glass of wine
To empty tissue boxes and sad love songs.
Here’s to enjoying the little moments of frozen time
To blasting the music and singing along. Continue reading “[Poetry] A Toast”

[Poetry] For The Love Of Books

Give me three, give me four,
Give me seven, give me more,
Give me books stacked to the door,
As long as the story is not a bore.

Give me romance, give me glory,
Give me villains, but not too gory,
Give me a chance to live like royalty,
And change my life with every story.

© Jade M. Wong 2016


Continue reading “[Poetry] For The Love Of Books”

Weekend Coffee Share: Rejections

You: It’s been so long since you called me for a coffee date, I was starting to wonder if we were still friends.

Me: *sighs* Life’s been a little overwhelming.

You: Mhmm. That’s why I took the liberty of ordering your favorite milk tea and I promise today, I won’t even nag you about how it’s basically a latte-wannabe and you should ditch your milky pretender and go for the latte.

Me: No nagging, huh? Continue reading “Weekend Coffee Share: Rejections”

Weekend Coffee Share: A June Pep Talk

You: *waves* You made it! I was beginning to think it would just be me and my coffee today.

Me: *plops into chair* Was held up by the MTA. Major subway delays and there was this ridiculous crowd of angry people pushing against each other for any train that came. I half expected someone to shout “THIS IS SPARTA”. I hate New York.

You: No, you don’t, you love New York.

Me: Ugh, I do love New York.

You: You’re like an old married couple with the city. There’s always something to bicker about – MTA delays, insane crowds, one stop down from Times Square and all of a sudden, you’re in a dangerous neighborhood – but at the end of the day, you’d never divorce New York. Continue reading “Weekend Coffee Share: A June Pep Talk”

[Poetry] Best Friend

Life Raft-
In a sea of bad thoughts
Fresh Air-
In a room of smoke
Unwavering heart-
Among disbelievers
Stifled Laughs-
Among inside jokes
Sun’s Rays-
Breaking through the clouds
Cool Rain-
Cleansing through the soul
Sticky Tape-
To put the pieces together
Other half-
To make me whole.

© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] Best Friend”

[Poetry] The Sound of Home

Oven dings for oddly-shaped cookies
“We’ll never make these perfectly round, will we?”
Popcorn pop-pop-popping in the microwave
“That’s a lot of butter, aren’t you feeling brave?”
Theme song chiming, notes floating in the air
“The movie’s starting, hurry up and come here!”
Flopping on the sofa with giggles and sighs
“Stop making me laugh, I’ve got tears in my eyes!”
Silencing the world for one more memory
“Home’s always sounded like you and me.”

© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] The Sound of Home”

[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] A Few Things That Make Me Laugh

“The truth is, if anything, I’m probably addicted to laughter.”

-Robin Williams

A FEW THINGS THAT MAKE ME LAUGH

Silly faces and jokes with puns
And silly moments with my best friend
And a child’s amusement, so carefree,
And comedians – the witty ones
My best friend’s clumsiness before I lend a hand
And clever jokes of my favorite shows,
And inside jokes between my best friend and me
And all the silly moments in life to combat the lows.

© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] A Few Things That Make Me Laugh”