Stagnation and Resumption

So the year 2013 draws to an end– a year I knew would be full of many changes. As I now finish my first semester of medical school, it is hard to believe that this was the same year that I graduated from my undergraduate college, went on vacation across Orlando with my family, and started medical school in a new city. College has truly been the best thing to happen to me, with the past four years being packed … Continue reading

It Has Been a While, Old Friends

I bet my parents wonder sometimes whether it was a good idea to expose me to video games when I was little; it was them who offered to get me a console even though I was fine messing about on the computer most of the time! I believe the very first time I got a taste of gaming was when I stayed at my cousin’s house overseas and would bother her to hook up the Sega Mega Drive. I would … Continue reading

Realized Gratefulness

 SMILE, as remixed in the Persona 4 -Reincarnation- album. The song that often plays when deepening Social Links I sit here beginning to type this post roughly five and a half hours after Thanksgiving Day has officially ended in the United States– an oddly apt delay considering the content of this post. I suppose that’s also my personality under normal circumstances. I quietly reflect and pick apart my feelings, exposing underlying feelings that give me a better understanding about the … Continue reading

Truth is… Multifaceted

The truth is, I have been having a hard time adjusting to my new life– something that did not happen during my transition from high school to undergrad. I suppose I left my undergraduate college expecting life in medical school to be similar; undoubtedly harder, but similar. I was excited about living in my own apartment, the science-oriented student body, and the block class schedule (meaning that instead of having multiple classes at once, we would have one class at … Continue reading

A Calling and a Journey

Four years ago, I entered my undergraduate college as a Biology major– not because I loved Biology, but because I felt it to be the best means for me to pursue a path towards Medicine. I ended up thoroughly enjoying my undergraduate college life, but a part of me would also feel that my time there was simply a means to an end; another stepping stone towards actually being trained to practice medicine. As everyone else has, I traveled the … Continue reading

Forgotten Worlds of Fantasy

Even though many people here go at a young age, after 21 years I finally was able to experience Disney World and Universal Studios for myself. My father said that he always wanted to vacation there as a family before, but as an ex-Enron employee, things never quite came together and before he knew it, I was going to college. After earning my undergraduate degree and selling my soul to medical school’s curriculum with its miserly vacation time, my parents … Continue reading

What Star Trek Tells About Humanity

So I just got back from watching the new Star Trek movie, Star Trek Into Darkness. As someone who never really watches movies unless they have the name “Star Trek” or “Harry Potter” in the title, going to a movie is usually an experience for me that prompts reflection (often annoyingly during the film) as to whether or not I am actually enjoying myself and why I am enjoying myself– it’s something I cannot help… I’m a scientist. As for … Continue reading

Adrift Between Signposts

I have been pretty content lately as my life goes on. I recently earned my Bachelors of Science, straightened out everything to start medical school in the Fall, and moved out of my apartment in Dallas to spend the Summer at my parents’ house in Houston. For the past few years, most of my summers have been at least partially “busy”– either due to studying for entrance exams or taking classes to stay ahead; it’s kind of nice to have … Continue reading

Something Eternal

It is astounding to think about just how large of an impact MMOs have had on my life. Or rather, perhaps it is more staggering to think about just how completely the online world has become intertwined with my daily life as a result of playing such games. As I have stated numerous times on this blog, I feel that I have led very rich lives in MMOs– so much so that these lives have granted me long-term friends both … Continue reading

What You Leave Behind

As I type this, it really feels strange to think that by the time this post will be published, I will be a college graduate. At this point, I have shared with you guys both the beginning of my college life, and now the end. For four years you have read my hopes, my obstacles, and my moments of enjoyment as I pushed my way through college life. As I can see the end of this life on the horizon … Continue reading

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