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. Β 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.


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    • The first thing you have to do, Eric, is love yourself. Everything else follows. Looks like you have some good readers. I’ll check you out, too. My name is Bettejo Dux. I’m on Kauai. a devout non believer—an atheist, just had dinner with Richard Dawkins. I’m 86, kiddos, old enough to be all your grandmothers. Hope you all reach my age in as good a shape–mentally, physically–as me. Friend me on Facebook.

  1. Aloha Eric … Thanks for liking my post and “stop hating myself so much” … looks as though you are coming to know your BEingness … and the amazing adventure in time and space which awaits you! I can see you have much to offer others with their process of presence. All the best to you. Namaste, Bob

  2. Word has it that you saw my excellent post, “About that global warming…”. My gratitude is boundless. Or almost. I had thought that I was writing letters to myself. Perhaps all bloggers are. But the proof of the pudding (whatever that means) is in the comments.

    A couple of other double initial writers: H. G. Wells. T. E. Shaw. C. S. Lewis. T. S. Eliot. E. B. White. J. R. Tolkien (occasionally). T. T. Zugman (perhaps not as well known as the others…)

    I hope you will look in again, as I am certain to do here.

  3. HI Eric,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your poetry and look forward to reading more of your stuff! Why aren’t you published elsewhere? Or are you??



    • Thanks so much, Betty! You’re pretty swell yourself. I am not published anywhere else. From what I’ve been told much of my work is not very marketable, and on my own end I haven’t really pursued traditional publishing in a serious way.

      • That is ridiculous (I mean the part about your work not being marketable). If I ever come across a book authored by E.I. Wong, I’d definitely buy it. Love your writing and poetry! πŸ™‚

  4. Hey Eric! Thank you for like my post–regardless of whether you understand the language or not, haha. I know my English is still bad but I don’t care and let myself to leave a comment here. Nice to know you, Eric. Hope we can be good friends. And I love the abbreviation, E.I πŸ˜€

  5. I don’t think Eric hates himself. He’s just a creative with a wonderful mind and a fantastic sense of humour. If he did hate himself, he would never write about it.

  6. Great stuff, Eric. Or E.I. As a Scot steeped in Robert Louis Stevenson, I do appreciate a bit of duality. So I’m going to follow you and see if Jekyll or Hyde ends up on top. Or simply come to a working accommodation.

  7. Keep using the voice! You are doing great practicing self-love πŸ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, there are even more stories and other things now.

    • It’s a constant battle. There are good days and bad ones. I feel like any tips I have are best suited to my own personal situation. You know you better than anyone else, and similarly you know what works for you. For me personally, I’ve learned that when I’m freaking out I usually need to take a nap, have some water and a snack. After that, I re-evaluate things and nine times out of ten I realize that the thing I was freaking out over was not a big deal.

  8. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking one of my posts. I was genuinely surprised people even read it, and I am thankful for it. I’ll probably lurk around your blog for a bit now. So, yeah, have a good day/night!

  9. Thanks for stopping by boundlessminds.org! I love your writing – it’s humorous, evocative, and well-constructed – and I appreciate the fact that you enjoyed my poem, especially considering the fact that I’m still a sophomore in high school! Have wonderful day!

    -Shouryaman Saha

  10. Hi, Thank you for the like on my review for ‘Rosie the African Elephant’ last week and ‘View From the Bottom of the Well’ a couple weeks before that. I’m only just getting used to the blogging world so thank you so much!

  11. I am a book nerd and sometimes lonely, too. My world is of books and writing, creating art. So glad I found your blog and hopefully we can start some meaningful conversations.

  12. E.I. thanks for stopping by my blog and liking the poem I posted today. The Fruitful Life is the name of my blog and something I’m continually trying to define. I hope you find answers in your search. I appreciate that you want to share with a blogosphere audience. Cheers!

  13. However much you may struggle to love yourself know that there are those of us out here who would love to write as well as you do. Your sarcasm is ridiculously funny. I had a great laugh just on one page. Good stuff.

  14. Try not to travel on your Journey of Life with the thought that you are a flawed human. I would say that you are a wondrous person open to discovery.Enjoy your discoveries along your journey and never doubt that you are a unique gift for this world. Continue your goal towards self-love and find the great enjoyments of life =)

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