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Cool TED Talk :) 27 September 2009

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The Web is a Random Act of Kindness

I like it. :)

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Imaginary Conversation with Murray 22 September 2009

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Me: “I am taking six other classes, you know. All of them assigned reading, you know. How do you expect me to complete all this in a week?”

Murray: *laughs* “I’m astonished you tried. You have the rest of your life to do the reading.”

Me: “You, sir, have just attained ‘Most Favored Teacher’ status.”

But alas, it shall never be.

(Adapted from page xiv of The Power of Myth)

 

In Which I Ramble on about Calculators 21 September 2009

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A few days ago, we got a free period in IB Geography. I ended up helping the girl next to me use a graphing calculator. Rana is an exchange student from Lebanon, and it is my luck (I say this sincerely) to sit next to her in geography. (more…)

 

A Post Because I Don’t Want Julie to Cry

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Oh, Julie, I’m so sorry, but I am just a poor, uncreative soul. I have nothing to say. Instead, let me give you some interesting links — not everyone is so talentless as I.

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The Language of Procrastination 14 September 2009

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Sorry for not posting for a week, but I’m just so busy with school. Also, I don’t think I’m interesting enough to warrant daily posts. :)

Anyway, I just tweeted the following:

Finished everything planned for this weekend, except haven’t studied too much APUSH yet…

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Some wonderful words 7 September 2009

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Have you ever thought about wonderful words? Here are two: synthesize and sensical. Actually, I’m not entirely sure the latter is a word, but if nonsensical is a word, then why shouldn’t sensical be?

That’s it for now, but I’ll think of some later. I have a biology lab to do and a meal to eat.

 

Indian Enough 2 September 2009

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[I wrote this like forever ago. Specifically, in January. I kind of forgot about it, but I realize it all still applies. So yeah.]

The other day in Pre-calculus, Priya had some Indian food for lunch, which spawned this  discussion between Priya, Andrew, and me about the quality of being Indian, or Indian-ness.

Apparently, I have little of this “Indian-ness”. I speak the language fluently (also, I can read and write semi-fluently), wear the clothing on occasion, go to India fairly frequently (it works out to once every three years), know a lot of Hindu mythology (though I am an atheist), eat the food (not that I enjoy¬† a lot of it), end up participating in local cultural events (Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali, Holi, assorted pujas), watch and listen to (and occasionally enjoy) Bollywood movies and songs, and even look the part. However, I apparently do not possess the “Indian spirit”. (more…)