I would like to make a motion: Instead of asking people “Where are you from?”, we only ask, “What is your personal relationship with snow?” The second question procures the same exact answer as the first, but in a much more interesting way. Well, that's my central theory. Because if someone's explaining to you how… Continue reading An excited and discombobulated description of snow days
My last post was about sentences that made me laugh out loud. This post has to do with a sentence that made me gasp out loud. From What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell? (The New York Times) How fully did smell disappear? (Smell loss is known as anosmia when it’s complete,… Continue reading Words are weird (aka how to become better at smelling and emotional intelligence)
Recently I watched a Youtube video of a programmer explaining programming memes (dude, writing that really makes me want to defend myself, but I decline), and this post kind of feels like that. If I just copy and paste the quotes without context, they probably won't be funny. And if I explain them, they probably… Continue reading Sentences that actually made me laugh out loud while reading
For a long time, my relationship with notebooks wasn't that smooth. It's not that I ever disliked them. On the contrary, I've always been irresistibly drawn to them. There must be kryptonite hidden inside clean, blank pages. An empty notebook just conjures up pure possibility. It could hold the first draft of a story, or… Continue reading My commonplace notebook (aka my idea/self-analyzing tool)
I don't play video games, and therefore have basically no knowledge about them. But when my classmate mentioned she had gotten sucked into a game called Cyberpunk 2077, I actually knew what she was talking about. I had read a profile on the game's creator in The Atlantic's December 2020 issue: "We Are Living in… Continue reading How I fell down a rabbit hole about hackers, and what I learned.
There's 17 movies on this list, which might seem like a random number, but it's what I've been doing for the past few years. I watch one movie every month and then an extra one in June, July, August, November, and December -- aka summer and the two months with holiday breaks. 2021's list is… Continue reading Backlist movies I want to watch in 2021
In the past I've subscribed to two magazines, but I cancelled both of them because I didn't regularly read them. The problem was that they were magazines I wanted to have read, not ones I actually wanted to read. It was similar to how I sometimes feel towards reading classics. One of the two was… Continue reading When being a journalist means you also have to be spy-ish and philospher-ish