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  • Trips
    Trips

    On the Privilege of Travel

    My Free Travels I’ve never traveled so much in my life before this past year and this year. Last night I just booked my ticket to Barcelona for as little as 75 bucks. Well, first I wanted to go to Germany, landing in Frankfurt, but I then discovered the use of “Fuel Surcharge Fees” aka additional charge for the sake of extra cost at a huge 400 bucks. Also, a few minutes ago, I discovered the use of miles from separate airlines for about the same price as round trip from a single airport. Instead, Barcelona España, the land of….. I…

  • Thoughts
    Thoughts

    A Day in Santa Barbara

    It’s cloudy with a hint of sprinkle rain, El Niño rain (before turning into The Man). The streets around here are filled with tourist (I’m one of them…. So I would like to sound like a hipster), mostly to be European and Latinos. I almost forgot that it’s supposed to be winter since you know, there are green plants, trees, leaves, and t-shirts roaming casually around (I’m sure the plants are wandering in spirit). Not a bad place to sit and have lunch, brunch to be honest. Instead of looking at Yelp for thirty mins ( feels like sixty ),…

  • Culture
    CultureNon-FictionPhilosophicalThoughts

    To Cheat, Maybe?

    To cheat, maybe? One of the moral lessons we learned in high school and maybe even some beginning college classes literature are the use of spoilers in reading. No Wikipedia entries, no SparkNotes, no external sources by none other than the self in reading a particular book. Until I realized that all of that doesn’t matter in the comprehension of a book. To read spoilers, and their interpretations of the text, to watch tutorials where the instructor gives us practices in the right direction the next lesson by telling us exactly what to do when we are in an unfamiliar land,…

  • Thoughts
    Thoughts

    Quick Thought on Kanye’s: The Life of Pablo

    Kanye has perfected all of his different styles of music, in his previous 6 albums and put all of that into this album. This is the greatest hits album that we’ve never heard of before. Kanye is a life troll, a shitposter on Twitter, the chaotic neutral of the media. His comments of Bill Cosby, of Taylor Swift, show his willingness to blow up all morals for the sake of performance. As witnessed by his postponing of producing this album from Friday to Saturday night, the modular nature of adding a song at the last minute makes this album purely…

  • Short Story
    Short Story

    Manifestations

    “Turned on Spotify” The exams are coming, there is havoc on the news of racism and police brutality springs into the background of my phone. I need a break, rest, something that can keep me sane again. The walls of Starbucks don’t seem to help either, everyone is in their zone, while in the background, “Santa Clause is coming to town.” I need to get out of here. Where can I go that would alleviate me of all the stress? Maybe Narnia? Naw, that book is too young, what about into Summoners Rift? Naw, I’m only Bronze. I need grassland,…