Shower Thoughts

The best way to learn is through experiencing. The second best way is through storytelling. Shower thoughts are written to close gaps I see in readily available information. I try to understand and explain why things are the way they are. Drawings are bonus payoffs for reading through my works.

The Case for Sleeping

Back in high school, my life revolved around Minecraft. From the time I got back from school to late into the night, my Skype online friends and I were Minecrafting. On weekends, I would record videos for my Youtube channel. As fun as this time was, sleeping 4-5 hours each…

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How a Software Engineer Cooks

Despite being allergic to [almost] everything, I love food and I love cooking. Being the competitive person I am, I want to hone my culinary skills to that of a Michelin-starred chef. This is an extremely ambitious goal of course, especially because I have to juggle it with software engineering.…

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Where Do Ideas Come From?

I was recently traveling around Asia. Without cell service or a computer, I spent a whole lot of time doing “nothing”. My brain had the space to absorb the world around me and to listen to my subconscious aura. How are there so many poorly designed sinks that spray water…

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The Cost of Momentum

There’s no friction in space. There’s no air resistance. Nothing to slow you down. You just glide. As you accelerate, you go faster and faster. You whiz through solar systems then through galaxies. Everything around you begins to blur. At some point, you leave the universe. There’s…

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The Hidden Reason Why Judging Is Bad

Everyone is a little bit self-obsessed. We dig deep to find similarities with others. We see reflections, blurry reflections of ourselves in others. When we judge others, we're judging reflections of ourselves. Judging others hurts you more than anyone. There are times where I find myself dismissing people who think…

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