• Naomi Kim

    books to have and to hold

    literary love for valentine’s day

    February 11, 2021
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    I kind of feel like college is breaking up with me. I don’t want to graduate and leave college life behind, especially not in the middle of a pandemic. But college keeps telling me I need to get ready to move on. What? In my heart of hearts, I feel like I’m still in March […]

    the ascetic in the attic

    st. antony of the desert and me

    September 18, 2020
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    For a place so small, the off-campus attic apartment I moved into upon arriving in Providence had far, far too much to clean. The bathtub with suspicious black stains—mold?—and rust-colored marks. The sticky refrigerator with multicolored stains from drips and spills and splatters. The drawers and shelves (also sticky) scattered with crumbs and mouse droppings. […]

    elegy for a lost semester

    on leaving home to go home

    April 16, 2020
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    Where is home for you? I still remember how I felt when I was first asked that question during orientation week my first year at Brown: strangely confused. Where was home for me? My family lives in a small town in Georgia—a far cry from diverse, metropolitan Atlanta. Though I called that little town “home,” […]


    confessions of a recovering workaholic

    February 21, 2020
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    My candle burns at both ends;    It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—    It gives a lovely light! – Edna St. Vincent Millay, “First Fig” *** Dublin, December: overcast skies, deadlines looming ahead. They told me studying abroad would change me. They told me it would be exciting […]

    the bumbling fool’s guide to london

    the ryanair of logistics, the ritz of memories

    January 31, 2020
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    For Elaine and Paddington Bear, as promised It will help if you are already studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland, because then you and your friend can book last-minute $29 Ryanair flights to London after freaking out at how expensive getting to Budapest is now. Then you can complain about Ryanair, ride Ryanair, and subsequently swear […]