After countless hours of self-improvement Youtube consumption, I can stumble upon contradictions. I remember that personal growth is not one-size-fits-all. One such contradiction contrasts deep work with the Pomodoro technique. Deep work, as explained by Dr. Cal Newport, calls for sustained, uninterrupted blocks of time for profound productivity. Multitasking is inefficient. Rather than processing multiple tasks … Continue reading Deep Work or Frequent Breaks?
To love is to enter into the inevitability of one day not being able to protect what is most valuable to you. -Mohsin Hamid, Exit West: A Novel Why are so many people so afraid to love? Love is an open door. Love is a battlefield. Love is the connective tissue of humanity. Love is … Continue reading Quoterday – The Fear of Love
Let’s face it - sometimes traveling is too easy. We give companies hundreds of dollars for the privilege of sitting in wheeled and winged technological marvels for hours of lower-back-breaking monotony. We tolerate this convenient sacrifice for the purpose of visiting new lands, reconnecting with relatives, taking selfies at world landmarks. Does travel ever feel … Continue reading 3 Tips to Make Your Travel More Difficult
The pleasurable act of dreaming seems to let us fulfill our wishes in our minds, sapping our energy to perform the hard work of meeting the challenges in real life. -Gabriele Oettingen - Rethinking Postive Thinking Anyone who's seen the self-help section of a bookstore knows. Titles emphasizing positive thinking, goal-setting, and visualizing your ideal life … Continue reading Quoterday – The Dangers of Daydream Overdose
"Where do you get your culture? At the toilet museum?" Yes. Yes, I did. I was surprised to learn that the Fukuoka Prefecture was home to TOTO - a company known for making badass toilets. My parents used to joke that you knew someone had a good toilet if it was a TOTO. After watching … Continue reading Super Photo Corner – Japan – The TOTO Toilet Museum
One site that sightseers recommended was the Kitakyushu Manga Museum. I've only read one manga comic in my life. Growing up, one friend always gave me books for my birthday. At the time, I thought my love of video games masked my dislike of reading. However, I somehow found the motivation to read every book … Continue reading Super Photo Corner – Japan – The Manga Museum
Vending machines were everywhere! Back alleys, front alleys, side alleys, and parking lots host these gleaming oases. What do you need? Soda? Candy? Coffee? Cigs? Japan has you covered if you got the coin. The Japanese seem to like whiskey more than Koreans. Some cafes sell it at all hours of the day. I was … Continue reading Super Photo Corner – Japan