Words are weird (aka how to become better at smelling and emotional intelligence)

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)

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

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 interesting questions to ask your friends

I thought it would be a good time for this post with school starting and more opportunities to talk to people. Ahah, just kidding. I'm doing this because it felt like a very doable post to write. Oh, and I also realized that if you're doing online, you probably have the same amount of opportunities… Continue reading More interesting questions to ask your friends

High school advice from extremely competent seniors

When life gives you senior year in high school, create as many blog posts as you can out of it. Aha, just kidding (not really), but I do want to write a few so that there's a record of what this year was like for me and my friends: what was going on in our… Continue reading High school advice from extremely competent seniors