The minute you stop making mistakes is the minute you’ve stopped learning.
I used to like fireworks. I connected them with celebration, joy, romance, fun, beauty, spontaneity. 4th of July. New Year’s. Happy memories. So I thought fireworks in China would be like visiting the homeland of those things. But here, fireworks are tied to religious or ancestry rituals. It’s somber. You shouldn’t take photos or show […]
To me, art is a form of expression and a form of documentation. I read bits of Chairman Mao’s book and he has a few lines about art. He says something like (I’ll replace this with the direct quote later) art for art’s sake does not exist. The highest form of art is art used […]
I often have a lazy/bad habit of not tying my shoelaces. Sometimes they even just come undone while I’m walking and I don’t even notice until a friend may point them out. I’ve even had strangers tell me to be careful. I often say thanks and just shrug it off. I forget why I need […]
The secret to staying young is all in 4 things: pimples, backpacks, sneakers, and an open-mindedness towards change.
Soundstage is this subjective factor in headphone listening that is the holy grail secret sauce that everyone wants, but no one can pin down where the hell it comes from. As a quickie explanation, soundstage is a headphone’s ability to make whatever you’re listening to sound like it’s coming from beyond just your head. Headphones […]
I’ll never forget the words I heard from my 11th grade AP English teacher. We were all on the topic of foods that we like and don’t like when a student was being particularly vocal about some dish that she thought was terrible. The teacher chimed in by saying, “When there’s some food that I don’t […]