AoM Journaling Challenge Day 10: The Hero’s Journey

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Take a look at the hero’s journey, and identify where you are in that journey. Doing so can help you better understand where you are in life, and help you figure out where to go next. You can take it in the context of your entire 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 →

A Father’s Worth >> Sunday Sense

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” George Herbert quotes (English metaphysical Poet and Clergyman, 1593-1633) Happy Father’s Day! This Sunday Sense quote is pretty straight forward! Hope all the fathers out there enjoy their special  day. To those single mothers out there, Happy Father’s Day to you, too! Continue Reading →

Fear & Lies >> Sunday Sense

We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us.  But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.                                          ~Tad Williams (American Author, March 14, 1957) This Continue Reading →

My new challenge: Spanish Friday

Blogger Tracy López, also known as Señora López, of 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 →

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 →

A Mother’s Presence >> Sunday Sense

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” Rudyard Kipling quotes (English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Nobel Prize(1907), 1865-1936) Happy Mother’s Day! This Sunday Sense quote is pretty straight forward! Hope all the mothers out there enjoy their special  day. To those single fathers out there, Happy 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 →

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 ( Mysterious language spoken by Continue Reading →

Jane Austen’s Fight Club (via TwoTurntablesNMic)

After transcribing  1850’s correspondence letters as part of my job as a transcriber for grad school,  I came across this brilliant video gem that has apparently been floating around for the past two months (while I’ve been buried in work.) In this video produced by RELATIVELY BADARSE PRODUCTIONS and brought Continue Reading →