A Set of Ideas that Rocked My Political Orientation as a Republican-Leaning Teenager

November 6, 2013
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“There is no such thing as a “black” and “white” world.” “There is no such thing as those ‘eeeee-vil’ men.” “There is no such thing as “good guys” or “bad guys.” I remember that it was in an AOL chatroom about politics in the year 2000 where I realized, well, I guess I’m on the […]

The Good Time to be Had at Filipino Family Parties

October 19, 2013
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I felt like a grown man every time I shook his hand. Uncle Rene. As a kid, I used to think of the Disney’s Jungle Book character King Louie when I saw him.  That song about being a human would instantly play on queue when I thought of him.  A super-laxed, balding, easy-smiling-but-not-cheesy brown man […]

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Life Lessons from Car Salesmen

October 7, 2013
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For the past 5 Months, I worked at a car dealership, not as a dealer, but doing research. A very enlightening time for me, socially and even, emotionally.  I never imagined myself ever working at one because I was never a car person and didn’t think I ever fit in “with the guys.” I guess […]

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Searching for What Medical Literature Says About ACL Injury Rehab, and Implications for Derrick Rose

June 17, 2013
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Disclaimer:  I am not in the medical field whatsoever, unless you count being born to a nurse. All I am is someone who can read and find key ideas.  I don’t know a lot of the specific terms that those in the field refer to, I have never seen any of the machines, techniques, in […]

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Protected: My Grad School Experience and its Realities

May 31, 2013
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Permanency, Perception, and Identity

May 20, 2013
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I am struck by how people you identify with are “always works in progress” with unlimited potential, but how people you don’t know, you see as finished products, sometimes just straight up “dicks/assholes.” People you identify with have temporary statuses, especially if they are in a rough position.  They can deflect any and all criticism. […]

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