Who’s the boss?
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Are you the boss? What makes one a boss? People need the stuff to prove themselves. Big houses, sports cars, jewelry. The stuff is never enough. Once you out-wealthy the people around you, you will have to compare with a … Read More

One penny
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We lost the battle. When we walk through a town to the new gathering spot, we meet nobody. Maybe the citizens are so nice and don’t want to embarrass us. Or they don’t want anything to do with stray dogs … Read More

Train trip
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“Can I sit next to you?” Said the girl. “What? Who are you?” Said the woman. “I don’t know. A girl?” “How old are you?” “6, I guess.” “Oh, you’re a war baby.” “What’s that?” “You’re born and have lived … Read More

Still in business?
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Ten years after the great war, legend says there’s a hot dog van still running. Half expecting there’s still decent food, I decided to chase it up. When I finally see it on the side of an abandoned road, covered … Read More

Out of tune
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The piano is out of tune. I should be watching the corner instead of playing piano, but I don’t think that matters anymore. The war is about to end. I can feel it. For once, I thought it’d last forever. … Read More

Business is business
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“Hey! Is that a real type 2?” The soldier yelled to a VW minivan approaching his tank. “Yes! At least the outside!” Yelled back the girl in the van. Both of their engines were roaring. “I didn’t know there are … Read More

Life must go on
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Stuff happens, but life must go on. Life isn’t always what we want it to be. A lot of things can go wrong. Family and friends may leave. Accidents and diseases may happen. Wars never end. Life isn’t a fairy … Read More

I’m not leaving
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Sometimes we don’t have anywhere to retreat. We have to face it. That’s when we grow up. Usually, we want to leave ourselves somewhere to go. But when there’s no other option, our survival instinct will push us to the … Read More

Passing by
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Our lives are just sections of the time stream. It keeps passing by. We felt that time was slower when we were younger, and it’s faster when we get older. It’s just because we get more familiar with all the … Read More

I know you’re watching me
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I know you’re watching me, just as I’m watching you too. You’re not the only one who has a sniper rifle hiding in an abandoned building, me neither. People are just as good. You don’t have the secret weapon. You … Read More

Loney road
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Life is a lonely road. Others may walk with you sometimes, but you’re the only one who walks it. Nobody can walk for you. You make your decisions and take your own risks. You may want to blame others for … Read More

Help
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We all learn helplessness. We used to be fearless, carefree, and even shameless when we were babies. We tried to fix things when they were wrong. We knew little, and we think little. We did what we could do first. … Read More

Watch it burn
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I just want to watch it burn. No, I don’t play piano. Besides, it’s already broken and all I’ve got is a revolver. I’d rather watch it burn, with the city, with the world. I’m not a mean girl. I … Read More

Can’t skip the pains
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You can’t skip the pains in your life. There’s no intact grown-up. No one can become mature without getting hurt. You have to go through pains to learn something. There’s no way to escape. It’s how you deal with it. … Read More

A half glass of water
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Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you think the glass is half-full or half-empty? It doesn’t matter. It’s still the same amount of water. If you want more water, fill the glass. If you want less water, pour … Read More

More attractive than life
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For what we will devote our lives? Some can die for their loved ones. Some may die for their faith. Most of us have something more precious than our lives. We could die for what we have. We could also … Read More