pidc stream of consciousness

life update(s), ongoing all days thesis work is going slower than usual x 18 (and 17) apr i was talking to some debate friends yesterday, and we were reminiscing about previous rounds and tournaments. my greatest frustration persists. someone shares an interesting story, i ask more about it……. then they inform me that i was,…

TEDxUPM: (More) ideas worth sharing

. There were a lot of reasons why I shouldn’t have gone to TEDxUPM: I should go study for NMAT, prepare for our thesis proposal, maybe do the other three hundred things in my deliverables. I was even minutes fresh from debate tryouts when I got to TEDxUPM (on time, by the way). But the four hours…

a daily dose of nothing

Every couple of months, my personal life plunges into a state of economic crisis. I become entirely dependent on the state of my perpetually dwindling bank account, the goodwill of my generous friends, and the continued availability of my piggy bank funds. For one to two weeks I relearn life lessons on handling money the…

Art Process: Lettering

I recently learned the difference between typography, lettering and calligraphy. I tried to actively do some lettering (which involves drawing the words rather than just writing them artistically using continuous strokes), and then (for some reason) I decided to share my process. If done continuously, this whole thing could, at most, take just one to…

good morning

I’ve been spending many nights and many days in different places.

after the fact / a post-tournament reflection post

(this is a feels and self-motivational post lol) I’ve lost count of the number of debate tournaments I have joined since high school. I’ve similarly lost count of the number of debates I’ve won, lost, failed or succeeded at. And yet in the haziness of my finite memory, every debate tournament still leaves an impression….

south and east and going west

south and east and going west and yes, i don’t need to make any sense xxx I was reading Bukowski earlier and picked out some quotes, like I decide that the only definition of Truth (which changes) is that it is that thing or act or belief which the crowd rejects. which recalls some fond…

Writing Desk

To be quite honest, I’ve got nothing. That’s all there is on my writing desk: miscellaneous poetry and lyrics, essay seedlings for some contests here and there, an empty travel blogpost. (You know, I’ll only start working on my Bali 2015 blog post after IΒ finish the video. SoΒ I can’t do that yet, because some people…

PIDC 2015

Not many words will be used in this post, as I have learned thatΒ words will not be enough to encapsulate—-Β  To be updated.