Category Archives: Notebook Scraps

Take A Breather

As I briefly wrote in my previous post, when I found myself with a singular class that required my presence on campus a mere once a week, I had a hard time dealing with the resulting social isolation from my peers. As I also wrote, I was fortunate enough to tap into a support system that enabled me to discover ways to manage such struggles. Even so, I would like to retouch upon the same issue I wrote about before, … Continue reading

If it’s Digital, is it Not Really Mine?

Alright, so here’s something that is becoming increasingly annoying to me- digital software regulation. Perhaps you have heard og things such as Digital Rights Management or Digital Distribution. In this day in age, many companies are utilizing new technologies to better market their products. However, many companies are also using the new digital system to tighten their grip on consumer products even after they have sold it. My first issue is the Digital Rights Management system, or DRM. It used … Continue reading

A Skewed Sense of Time

As many have probably noticed by now, I spend a large amount of time reminiscing about the past and what I would refer to as the “Good old days.” Since the dawn of the Internet, it was provided us with many new opportunities. People like me are able to do things never before possible and truly interact with people online and get things accomplished. As someone who enjoys to routinely perform a self analysis, I have noted that as a … Continue reading

When You Just Have Too Much to Do

Fruits Basket was my first manga that I actually bothered to read… It was quite possibly because the main character, Tohru Honda has such big eyes that stood out to me on the cover. The series has a really nice atmosphere which stresses the importance, yet simplicity of life. While Fruits Basket offers many life and social lessons that one would do well to learn, one analogy featured in the manga keeps presenting itself to me, time and time again. … Continue reading

Top 3 Opportunities for Adventure

Since the dawn of time to present day, people have always fantasized about an ideal life; One that is usually much different from their current. Of course such lifestyles are pure fantasies, but a common dream for many people is to be some sort of an adventurer. While, for the most part, to become such is impossible given that our state of reality does not permit it, media still exists which feelings of adventure are invoked. I admit, sometimes I … Continue reading