On Defining Intelligence
u-had-me-at-reoow replied to your post: On Intelligence i think a passion for learning is important, but if it takes you a long time to understand something, whereas it takes someone else a shorter time … stuff like that. It seems like I have missed an important point in my previous post. It would depend on how you define intelligence. I used to think it was whatever those IQ tests measure...
I disciplined myself always to present an exterior of calm when the pain was so...– Haruki Murakami (via remapmysoul)
If I were to tell adult family friends, “Oh, she’s really loves going to school and learning,” they nod and smile politely, all the while assuming that the girl I mentioned doesn’t have a high GPA/SAT/ACT. But If I were to say something like, “She got a 2400 on her SAT,” they make excited exclamations: “Wow!” “Congratulations!” ...
Anonymous asked: iris i feel that you swear too much on ur tumblr :p
Nude pumps Vest (with leather lapels? I’ll probably have to go get that tailored.) Open-back dress High waist shorts White blazer Colored jeans, preferably pink Oxfords Blouse with Peter Pan collar
ohamazing: i understand that you’re excited about your colleges or whatever, and it’s understandable if you share to the world “yeah i got into my dream school!” or “my first college acceptance!” but if you post every single damn one, including schools that we all know you’re not going to because you got into better ones, then that’s just fucking obnoxious and pretty insensitive to the people...
Rethinking His Religion →
kalforshort: really good article, emphasizing the need to get out there and explore the world to forge your own identity As much as I love the parts about how college redefined how his roommate’s world perspective, I’m more attracted by his views on religion. He has not raised his young children in any church, or told them that God exists, because he no longer believes that. But...
Anonymous asked: how is APUSH then? since you are suggesting tiffany to take it so much
I had no idea that there are 729739174 faces in the symbols part of the Chinese keyboard on Apple devices. A small sampling of these faces: ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ *･゜ﾟ･*:.｡..｡.:*･’(*ﾟ▽ﾟ*)’･*:.｡. .｡.:*･゜ﾟ･* ( ；´Д｀) (･_･; (￣^￣)ゞ Σ（ﾟдﾟlll） 囧 (￣(工)￣) It took me a while to figure out ♪(*^^)o∀*∀o(^^*)♪ but I think it’s supposed to be two people 干杯-ing. What the hell is this one...
banancy: i dont want to go to fuckin college, i dont want to stay in california, i dont want to go to philly, not now. i wanna play with pet warthogs in costa rica and wake up every morning to humid rain and geckos in my bedsheets. i wanna learn how to shortboard, how to fry plantains perfectly. when im not bitching about my prospectus, i do think i genuinely love learning. education has...
I think about books and fictional characters a lot, especially right after a finish a good book. Recently, I can’t stop thinking about After Dark by Haruki Murakami even though I finished the book months ago. There’s no plot, just a detailed sketch of interactions between strangers and acquaintances. It bothers me how there are so many loose ends at the end, but at the same time,...
I’m really sorry if I come off as a creeper if I like something you posted from ages ago. I’m clearing out my likes, because I am a like-whore right now. Sometimes, I accidentally unlike something that I actually like (or I just get indecisive about what I like) and then I have to go back and relike it. I promise I’m not stalking your Tumblr posts from a year back. QQ
Searching for Eye Diseases
Kelly: Open your eyes.
Me: ...They are open.
How Real is Race? →
To those that are currently doing those racism/stereotype surveys, I highly recommend that you read or skim this article. Actually, everyone should read it. In a nutshell, race is not a biologically proven concept; it is actually just a cultural structure made up by humans.
I can’t plagiarize. I’m a fob. The professors would know if I...– Josh Kuo
926: OK. RAMIN KARIMLOO IS NOT UNATTRACTIVE. I seriously doubt your taste in guys sometimes, but I’m glad we agreed on obsessionjason, Bae Soobin, and Zayn. Despite what you believe, I don’t think you’re stupid. Hell, I hated chem and I got some pretty bad test scores in Rocklin’s class. I think you have potential to get straight A’s, but maybe because of your study...
Leave a number in my ask box & I'll tell you...
tomaroach: eshb: ohamazing: ohamazing.tumblr.com/ask i don’t want to do hw :( me too :( tomaroach.tumblr.com/ask O U O irisistable.tumblr.com/ask Why do I always feel like these number things come up when there’s a long AP Lit assignment due the next day? HAHA
What Happens When A 35-Year-Old Man Retakes The... →
I hope the Princeton Review gets fucked by a cattle prod.
Is Teaching Online Classes Your Version of...
Maybe I’m over-reacting, but my online English teacher (who is older than 60) from De Anza is really starting to annoy/creep me out. Let us examine the evidence. Exhibit A (01/30): The Argumentative Essay on “I Will be Successful in EWRT1A” I’ve never had to add pictures of myself to my essays before, and now he wants not one, not two, but a couple of pictures? He...
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great...– Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Ask away! →
I simply cannot concentrate on my research paper anymore, so I may as well make good use of that time by answering some questions.
Am I the only one that does this?
Sometimes, when I see someone about to sneeze, I stare at them really hard and make my eyes super big like this: For some reason, that makes them lose the urge to sneeze which is really amusing, because they did all that prep (the eyebrow contortion, the mouth opening, the eye squinting) for such an anticlimactic ending. I just did that to my mom two times in a row. I’m on a roll today. ...
WHERE 'THINGS GO THE OTHER WAY': THE...
dont-be-afraid-to-care: In the opening scene of Through the Looking-Glass, Alice asks a feline friend, ‘How would you like to live in Looking-Glass House, Kitty? I wonder if they’d give you milk in there? Perhaps Looking-Glass milk isn’t good to drink?’ Alice’s speculation regarding the potability of Looking-Glass milk has long been considered by chemists to be Carroll’s subtle reference to...
Storytime@HS2: The Phantom of the Opera
Me: So the Phantom leads Christine down and they sing the title track together. When they're done, he sings her "Music of the Night." She's so seduced by the song that she falls asleep.
Me: Yeah, it didn't make sense to me either, but just go with it.
Me: So Christine falls asleep and then the Phantom--
Kevin: Oh I see. ;)
Me: No. The Phantom carries her to the bed and--
Vincent: Awww yeah.
Me: ...He tucks her into bed and goes to work on his music.
Vincent: WHAT. His MUSIC. HIS MUSIC? OF ALL THE THINGS HE SHOULD BE WORKING ON.
I just wasted a few hours of my life that I now desperately need back on making that background image fit exactly and positioning the birds, mic, and boy. Worth it …kind of. I still have 0 words down on my two papers. QQ Though, I’ve been waiting to get a theme where I can express my eternal love for Epik High.
Invisible Children responds to KONY 2012...
visiblechildren: “Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday. Jason’s passion and his work have done so...
On Being a "Spoiled Brat"
The world is filled with inconsiderate people. Normally, I don’t get too upset over things like that since I can be pretty rude too, but recently, I’ve found that the 12-16 year olds are more prone to disrespecting me than any other age group. As someone older, I feel like I deserve a certain amount of respect that is currently lacking from the kids I tutor. I see some of them slowly...
D.H.T. - Listen to Your Heart Throwback! I...
dissecting the blog
tomaroach: I’ve heard that one of the best ways to get to know someone is to look at their blog, and that seems to hold true for most of the people I follow. Hers is fresh, sporadic, real. His is soft, spiritual, stirring. Hers is eye-opening, probing, alive. His is cosmopolitan, simple, forward. And mine? I don’t know. Overall it seems to just document simple occurrences in my life— snippets...
The dresses I like are either over $500 or out of stock.
fromthebaytola: The Love Competition Have you ever tried to love someone as hard as you could for five minutes? It sounds like a strange thing to attempt, but that’s exactly what the people in a study at the Stanford Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging were asked to do while they sat in an fMRI machine. This isn’t exactly medicine, but shows that our ability to understand the...
KONY 2012: Causing more harm than good.
pomee: Dear Jason Russell, After being bombarded with your KONY 2012 crusade, I have no choice but to respond to your highly inaccurate, offensive, and harmful propaganda. I realized I had to respond in hopes of stopping you before you cause more violence and deaths to the Acholi people (Northern Ugandans), the very people you are claiming to protect. Firstly, I would like to question your...
Up and running. I had a horrible nightmare yesterday (today? last night?) so I’m awake an hour before my alarm goes off. Hamlet time. But I was thinking: do people that enjoy horror movies have nightmares too? What are they about? They surely can’t be scary because they enjoy that stuff.
On donating to kony 2012.
dearcoquette: Reading your thoughts on Kony 2012 is interesting, so do you think it would be a good idea to donate? No, I don’t. I took the time to read the organization’s audited financial statement, and I didn’t like what I saw. These guys aren’t hardened in-the-shit organizers. They’re essentially a well-funded production company that makes slick documentaries. Noble intentions aside, they...
Morbid Realization of the Day
Chipotle is owned by McDonald’s. I shall be frequenting Rojoz more often in the future.
nuditea: “when one door closes, another one opens” imagine how annoying it would be if that were true you close the bathroom door to pee and your front door suddenly blows open your cat escapes you run out and jump into the car to chase the cat and hear everything falling out of your over-stuffed pantry as its door unlatches
Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality,...– Kafka On Shore, Haruki Murakami (via karlaynzon)
roy-alty asked: WOAH YOUR FROM BEIJING! THAS WHERE MY MOMS FROMM YEEEEE
Coffee & Tea
This week has not been a good drink week. On Wednesday, I stopped by the Cupertino Library to get books for class. I was going to go to Bitter & Sweet to try out their Red Velvet Latte, but I ended up getting a regular coffee from Coffee Society. Gross watered down shit. I had to add in some mocha mix at work to make it taste better. Yesterday, I decided to try the tea from the back of HS2....