The ball is right in front of me. I’m standing as the goalkeeper, eagerly waiting for the ball to come in my direction. “Catch it, catch it!”, my teammates are shouting at me. The opponent kicks it straight at me, it’s in my hands… Then a gust of wind distracts me and I let go of the ball. My mishap let the opponents score a … Continue reading Encouraging Embarrassment
The tension in the room is palpable. Everyone in the class is eagerly waiting for the bell to ring. 5…4…3…2…1 *ringggg* Once the teacher leaves, we all rush to the nearest bulletin board on our floor. All of us want to know whether we cleared the test, or failed. No, we weren’t looking at the results of our final exams. We were looking at the … Continue reading Let’s Deal With Disappointment, Shall We?
–Stolen from Austin Kleon. Nothing’s original. There is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9) Originality is undetected plagiarism. Nothing, absolutely nothing in this world is original. “Original” art is just connecting the same old dots in a different pattern. And the best way to get more of these dots into your life is to steal them. There are bajillions of things to steal in … Continue reading How to Steal Ideas
Okay. So, as I write this, it’s the 30th of April and it’s been 3 days since Avengers: Infinity War released. And whether or not you know me personally, one thing you should know that is that I LOVE MARVEL. I love the movie storylines, the cinematography, and the cast and characters of the MCU. I’ve been a fan for the last 5 years and … Continue reading 5 Things We Can Learn from The Mentalist
BrainStuff The creators of this podcast strive to explore the everyday world through the lens of creativity and give it to us in bite-sized episodes that are easy to listen to. BrainStuff is a podcast that you can binge on while doing the dishes driving around town, or when you’re craving for some inspiration! Nerdificent OhMyGod. Nerdificent is my new favorite podcast and it should … Continue reading 5 More Podcasts You Need to Listen to Right Now
Am I the only one who feels like podcasts are super trending? I’ve been a podcast listener for a while now, and the quantity and the quality of podcasts have risen unimaginably. As of Feb 1, 2018, Apple Podcasts had 500000 different podcasts in over 100 languages. If you listened to a new podcast every single day, it would take you over 1300 years to … Continue reading 5 Podcasts You Need to Listen to Right Now
From the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari — All human cultures are at least in part the legacy of empires and imperial civilisations, and no academic or political surgery can cut out the imperial legacies without killing the patient. Think, for example, about the love-hate relationship between the independent Indian republic of today and the British Raj. The British … Continue reading Should we hate our imperial history?
This whole week has been a frenzy of activity. I’ve been reading, singing, coding, creating apps, brainstorming for hours at school, and doing my school work on top of all that. I guess you could call that a busy week for 14-year old standards. And if that wasn’t enough, I realized that I hadn’t written a blog post! Today morning was extremely windy and cold … Continue reading I’m not feeling it.
-From a high school freshman. Continue reading A Guide to Surviving Freshman Year of High School
Over the last 2 days, I’ve been really busy a packing up all my stuff, ready to move into a new house. Since I was exhausted from all the work, I decided against doing any school homework. I just slept, ate, watched YouTube videos, and slept again. Today morning, I woke up feeling ridiculously apprehensive about my broken work schedule and my lack of interest … Continue reading You’re not good enough.