2018 Year-in-Review

2018 came and went in a blur, like the years seem to do more and more so as I get older. The start of a new year usually makes me reflect on what happened the previous year, and to be honest, there were some really sh*tty parts of the year on top of a general…

I’m a Procrastinator

A couple of weeks ago, I watched this Ted Talk: “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator” by Tim Urban. Tim Urban tells the story of working on his thesis in college, where in his head, he knew that the most optimal approach to completing his thesis was to work on it a gradually over…

Dubs vs Cavs

In June, the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship for the second year in a row. Whooo! Let me stop here and say that I’m biased. I’m a Warriors fan – I was a student at Berkeley when the Warriors had won their first Championship in 30 years. More importantly, this is the fourth…

How Do You Want to Live Your Life?

What do you want to be when you grow up? What do you want to accomplish in your life? Where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 20, a million years? When I’m asked these questions or questions like these, I have no idea how to answer.  I am jealous of the people that do…

One Year Since Berkeley

Last week was General Commencement at UC Berkeley, which means it has been one year since I’ve graduated.  Boy, the time sure passed by quickly, and my whole life is different now from what it was a year ago. This time last year, I was packing up my apartment in Berkeley, walking onto campus for…

“Why I Write”

Two of my favorite books that I read in high school were Animal Farm and 1984, both written by George Orwell1. Recently, I came across his essay titled, “Why I Write“, and he enumerated four motives for writing, which could exist to any degree for every writer: (i) Sheer egoism. Desire to seem clever, to be talked…

Inundated with the Ineffable

Three months have passed since I posted something on here.  It’s been even longer since I’ve actually written something for this blog (because the last post was an interview I did).  The problem I’m having is that my life has seemed to change so much in the past few months that I am having trouble…

A Grey Perspective: Part II

If you have not read “A Grey Perspective: Part I“, please stop and read it. I left off saying that a similar line of thought regarding Hollywood and the Oscars can be applied to what is going on in South Africa.  Why? To recap, there’s a housing crisis this semester at UCT.  From what I understand,…