How I Organize My Friends

While reading Daniel’s blog, I stumbled upon a Facebook app called Nexus, which charts out how your friends are linked. And here is how Nexus graphed my social network: Clusters Based On Stage of Life While there is a discussion here on whether friendship is primarily bound by geography or shared interests, my graph shows…


Life Lessons Learned from Sports

August 26, 2008 / Culture, Opinion / 6 Comments

Today, I finally realized why sports is so important in life. As an elementary¬†school sprinting champion, I am now able to run fast, fast enough to run after the bus that seems to always want to escape me. As a basketball point guard, where I was a dwarf amongst giants, I gained the skill to…


Okonomiyaki: Japanese Pancake

April 10, 2008 / Culture, Daily Life / 31 Comments

I used to be one of those people who thought that Japanese people only eat sushi/udon/teriyaki *insert meat of choice* all day. So I always thought their food was…well, kind of bland. Then I was introduced to okonomiyaki, which is Japanese savory pancake of sorts. The pancake is fried with, among other things, cabbage, eggs…


One Thousand Blood Sweat Words

March 3, 2008 / Daily Life / 26 Comments

Disclaimer: This entry is my first entry written in Chinese. The English translation is kinda awkward and contrived, akin to a second-language English speaker. It’s because I wrote the entry in Chinese first, then translated it back to English. I purposefully did so to show non-Chinese speakers the level of my Chinese. And yes, that…


Graduation Picture and Mini Hiatus

February 22, 2008 / Daily Life / 13 Comments

Here’s my graduation picture, as promised! I look quite strange. Apparently, the fuzzy white line represents the University of Toronto and the black stripe below represents that I will graduate with a Bachelors of Arts or Science. (Arts, in my case) I’ve been swamped with essay deadlines from now until 9th April. So, I will…