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Steaming through the devouring night

I’ve been playing the popular text fiction game Fallen London for quite some time now and am at a point where I have several interesting storylines going, but am temporarily tired of it because my primary goal (build a ship) … Continue reading

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The Antimatter War

(Inspired by an NPR program talking about how subatomic particles were detected) The amount of matter at the birth of the universe was only slightly more than antimatter, on the order of one particle in a billion excess. Both formed … Continue reading

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Wrenching

Finally got around to watching Twelve Years a Slave, which I had on my to-do list but didn’t actually want to watch for a long time because I knew it would be difficult to watch the scenes of torture and … Continue reading

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Laser caterpillar

I like taking long afternoon naps on the weekends and usually end up having vivid dreams… I was keeping some live caterpillars in my pencil case like a little kid, to see what they would turn into. ┬áThe pencil case … Continue reading

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Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World (first impression)

I’ve been pretty much hiding indoors sulking for a month since arriving in the USA (terrible, I know; there are so many people who want to be in my position). But I accepted the job, and now it’s dawning on … Continue reading

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Here

The first time I got a student visa, terrorists brought down the World Trade Center five days before I started university. I immigrated on an IR1 (spouse of a US citizen) visa on Monday and the federal government promptly shut … Continue reading

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Legoland Malaysia Lytro pix!

My family (sans B-Boy because he had to work) went to Legoland Malaysia. I’ve been skeptical of it in the past, but my teenage cousin from Los Angeles said it’s better than Legoland California, which I liked very much despite … Continue reading

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Really terrible original jokes

These are some bad puns I made up. (not saying nobody else could have come up with them independently so don’t get mad at me if you heard them from a friend) Why is gambling addiction such a serious social … Continue reading

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It rubs the lotion on its skin

A couple of years ago I bought a packet of German leather scraps from Art-Friend. This was like 500g of randomly-shaped and -coloured offcuts for less than SGD 10. But I’m the kind of person who has a lot of … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G messing around

I’ve had an Android phone since the first model, the T-Mobile G1 (rebadged HTC Dream). I got one with a cracked but working screen off eBay a couple of months after it came out, even though I didn’t have a … Continue reading

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