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Editor’s Note (issue 06).

Dear issue 06 readers,

It is hard to believe that it has been five years since covid hit our lives. Five years since we've isolated ourselves from society, five years since we've covered our faces, five years since we've forgotten what true face-to-face human interactions are like. Now we are in the stage of healing. For the longest time in my life, I set up resolutions and hoped for the new start to be "perfect" during this time of the year. I made countless of meaningful memories in 2023. But 2023 was not at all close to perfect. I loved and lost many people within 12 months. I learned from crying, grew from hating, fell from trying, hurt from believing, and healed from screaming. I don’t wish 2024 to be perfect. I wish 2024 gets to be the year for me to love more people and make more meaningful memories to look back to at the most unexpected moments. I would like to dedicate this issue to all the beautiful people who have loved and who are loving. There is no such thing as the "perfect" year. But don't get discouraged because perfect isn't beautiful. Don't get scared of loving a little too much and embrace imperfection's beauty. Cheers to the ones who love, and cheers to another perfectly imperfect year :)


Seohyun Ryu

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

The Malu Zine


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