My name is Eric Wong. Recently, I’ve made the decision to stop hating myself so much. However, like trying to quit smoking cigarettes, self-loathing and self-pity are addictive. Therefore, I have created this blog space as a means of practicing self-love. It also serves as a place for me to track how I’m doing and what I’ve been up to, as I am prone to forget things as well.
There will be a lot of sincerity here
and there will be a lot of insincerity here.
I will leave it up to you, the reader who has taken enough of an interest as to read this part, to determine which parts are which. I’m still a deeply flawed individual with a lot of growing to do, and I am subject to the same human pitfalls that we all share. I will lie about how I’m really feeling, probably spin reality in my favor and do so with such an indignant self-righteousness on the sheer basis of keeping the form and tone of the collective work that is this blog, consistent.
But for the most part, what you read in the majority of the blog’s content, is said in a specific character’s voice. We’ll call it the “E.I voice.” E.I stands for Educationally Independent. It is the English translation of my Chinese name. I like to think of it as a really nice way of spinning being stupid. It also happens to be my first name without the contestants. And really cool writers do that whole double initial thing. E.B. White. T.S. Eliot. J.K. Rowling.
So here’s to the ongoing dialogue between Eric, and E.I.