My commonplace notebook (aka my idea/self-analyzing tool)

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)

How I fell down a rabbit hole about hackers, and what I learned.

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.

When being a journalist means you also have to be spy-ish and philospher-ish

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

Tales of senior year: volume II // a weird bio lab

This is the first year I can remember where Halloween fell on the weekend --- and it's also the one year I can remember where it wasn't just religious people who think the holiday is demonic that decided to skip celebrating it. Speaking of dark magic, we did a spooky lab in biology a few… Continue reading Tales of senior year: volume II // a weird bio lab

Imagine there was an invisible skyscraper everywhere on earth

The seeds of this post started when I saw that a newsletter I'm subscribed to made a mini-series of five videos about 5G. I had no idea what 5G really was, so I made my dad watch them with me. And because he has a weirdly detailed understanding of the topic and helped explain it… Continue reading Imagine there was an invisible skyscraper everywhere on earth

More virtual games to play with your friends

The Wikipedia Game Description: It's like Candyland, but instead of drawing cards, you get to the end by clicking hyperlinks. I first learned about this game freshman year in geometry class. My teacher that year shared her room with another teacher, and they were super good friends. So one day we walked into class and… Continue reading More virtual games to play with your friends