A Spooky Look Back on My Past Halloween Costumes [with 2018 Update]

A Spooky Look Back on My Past Halloween Costumes [with 2018 Update]

Cringeworthy. That's what I thought while rummaging through family photo albums and finding all the Halloween costumes I've bought worn over the years. I'm one of the most uncreative people when it comes to costumes. Also, who owns the costume monopoly and runs the show behind the curtain? Russians?   2002-2003: 4th/5th grade   2010   [...]

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My Top 4 Longest Played Mobile Games [2017]

My Top 4 Longest Played Mobile Games [2017]

When I decided to quit my MMORPG addiction, it left a hole in my heart and my schedule. I couldn't bear it. In other words, I substituted mobile games in place of desktop games. Does that really count as quitting an addiction? No, but we'll take what we can get. I do owe mobile games [...]

6 Unconventional Love Stories Perfect for Valentine’s Day

6 Unconventional Love Stories Perfect for Valentine’s Day

My friend Alex Wen, writer and reviewer of many things, joins me in selecting the finest Valentine's Day movies sure to make you go, “Why?” while munching on popcorn. Strawberries and champagne included, ‘cause that’s what we like. 12 Angry Men (1957) An 18-year-old Hispanic boy stabs his father to death. Now what? 12 Angry Men [...]

Top 5 Animal Picks from Planet Earth II

Top 5 Animal Picks from Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II takes us around the world once again highlighting our planet's exotic co-inhabitants, this time in HD. Artful camera framing combined with the crew's latest technology produced breathtaking and mesmerizing scenery of each region's distinct climate and terrain. You can almost feel the hairs and skin of fingernail-sized animals, and clearly see the faces [...]

Whether to Pursue a PhD Degree in the Humanities: Advice from a Year-One Student

Whether to Pursue a PhD Degree in the Humanities: Advice from a Year-One Student

Previously I wrote about the masters degree. I'm currently wrapping up my first semester in the PhD program. It will likely take 4-6 years to complete. Here's what I've experienced for what it's worth. MASTERS > PHD Coursework isn't as intense. The masters workload is like jumping across a river on slippery rocks. It's not as easy [...]