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A serial startup founder who writes

This is a non-useful corner of the Internet, where I tell you stories

These stories can be true, or perhaps fiction. It doesn’t quite matter. My goal is to have you leaving here with some thoughts, maybe some feelings.

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Lost on You

He called me while driving through the countryside. On that Saturday evening, my spirits were low; we had been fighting. When his phone number flashed across my screen, I quickly answered, ready to apologize. There was a long silence. The quiet on his part was so...

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How you’ve made me

The doctor informed me that I had a few days before she would pass away, due to the irreversible damage from the stroke. He urged me to make arrangements for her dignified death and take as long as I needed to mourn and spend time with her. Once she was a...

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What is love?

I just received the call on the secure phone line from the CIA. They warned me about Tokyo's fast reactions; following the escalation of conflicts between the United States and Japan an hour ago. "Your facial expression displays shocks and concerns after the call,"...

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I’m Mai

A start-up founder who loves writing. Life and my start-up often get in the way, but I try to write more frequently.

While I have been writing lots of nonfiction since 2013 in form of commentaries, lately I’ve discovered that the same narrative is often more beautifully told as a story. I love discover our emotional complexity through story-telling.