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  • Generalist

    Thanking the Daemon in my head.

    Last night during, it’s one of the first few nights where I could remember the night, and it was one of those nights where existential angst’s, as the evening always brings with it, has come to me. For the last few days I’ve been binging on Numberphile videos, they are a set of amazing videos that showcase by interviews with researchers in the top of the fields, mathematics! Hence the youtube channel name Numberphile. When I’m into a new subject of interest, I tend to go all in, (as I do with climbing, productivity, Apple products, etc.). With the more…

  • Culture

    On sameness and difference 

    My friend Shira made a post on difference and that invoked a though. On the reference to sameness and difference, I think it’s fascinating how I didn’t instantiate that notion until I visited China for the first time in 17 years. For that first time in my life, the concept of sameness hit me. It might be the same for those of LGBTQ to for the first time in their lives comes out into a place where their worlds are accepted, or when a color person goes to a city where they are the norm. Even after living for so…

  • Culture

    Normalizing my passport

    I used to hate carrying my passport, living a life fearing deportation does that to you. A passport should symbolize as a key to other countries due to international treaties. As a key that allows you to be a citizen of the world. But to me, for over ten years, was gold because it was my only true form of identification in the US. To me, the passport was only an identification rather than the passport. When my driver license expired when I turned 21, my American form of identification was gone for a few month. All I had to me was…

  • Thoughts

    Growing up in constant dichotomy

    Oh before I forget these are the mails your mom use to send you when she tried to go to the US in 97. Not only that but I’ve seen your Weixin (Wechat, 微信) and here is a pen for you, it’s a fountain pen. I wasn’t sure what it was, the wrinkles on her face, the constant battle for a calmness on my great aunt’s face that set me off. It was then that the 17 years of the repressed feelings that opened, and I began to cry. Looking back now at my cousin’s house(表姑的家), I realized that I’ve…

  • Thoughts

    Gift Guide: For the minimalist in your life.

    If they’re a minimalist and thus frugal, they probably don’t want anything for Christmas. Here is a list of things you can get them for this holiday season. Exit the browser, call them up, and say “Yo, we gettin coffee.” Happy Holidays.