AoM Journaling Challenge Day 11: On Mortality

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Memento mori. “Remember that you will die.” Admittedly, this isn’t the most pleasant topic. There is, however, great benefit in meditating on the reality that at some point, you will in fact die. It motivates you to live the life right now that you want to Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 2: Six Word Memoir

I have to admit that I had a good start on this particular post since I had done this activity before. Today’s AoM journaling challenge: Continuing to work within that idea of constraints, try to write a 6-word memoir of your life so far. This idea is rumored to have Continue Reading →

Martes Trece- Bad Luck Tuesday!

People in Anglo-Saxon cultures tend to watch their backs and think of the prime day for bad luck as being on Friday the 13th. Meanwhile, in Spain, Latin America, and Greece Tuesday is the day to look out for. (Friday the 13th is a day I am a fan of Continue Reading →

Of compound eyes and hallucinogenic evolution

I’ve always been a fan of the paleontology and like many children I went through a dinosaur phase. (Complete with making my parents buying those mail order fossils and chunks of petrified wood.) It is the reason why this article about the apex predator of the seas, 500 million years Continue Reading →

My new challenge: Spanish Friday

Blogger Tracy López, also known as Señora López, of Latinaish.com has put forth a challenge. Although I’m a little late in accepting, here is the challenge she has put forth:  I must write my usual blog post in Spanish on that Friday. (Don’t worry, there won’t be any Friday Features Continue Reading →

A Blood Test That Shows How Long You’ll Live? (via Huffington Post)

The wonders of technology and modern medicine. You can have designer babies, see whether you are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease and various cancers, and now you can even check how long you are going to live all for about a $700: Ever feel like you’re 30 years old but Continue Reading →

My Thesis: Fashion & Identity

Below is my Thesis Abstract. It basically lets you know what caused my great lack of blog posts and what took up my time for the past 4 months (Jan. 2011-Apr. 2011). This is the bare bones of my thesis project and all that it entailed. As usual, copyright and Continue Reading →

Japanese Textbooks Are Entertaining (via thatjapanesegirl)

This makes me want to take up studying Japanese again this summer and reminds me why learning languages can be so fun. I need to keep my mind challenged after this thesis is written or else it will turn to mush. Make sure to check out thatjapanesegirl on YouTube and Continue Reading →

Sunday Sense: Horror & the Unspeakable

“O horror! horror! horror! Tongue nor heart / Cannot conceive nor name thee!” (Line 70, Act 2, Scene III, Macbeth) Line spoken by Macduff William Shakespeare This Sunday Sense is very much in celebration of Halloween. I hope you, enjoy. Related Articles A webcomic anthology of bugs, bad deeds, and Continue Reading →

Things We Say Wrong via WhatYouOughtToKnow

This video captures, in a nutshell, most of the butchered  language that make English teachers and writers cringe. At the same time, these language differences capture differences in socioeconomic class, geography, and the formality or informality of a situation. Related Articles The Fossils of Concepts (3quarksdaily.com) Mysterious language spoken by Continue Reading →