On Knowledge

It's been a while since I've posted something, and I think it's good for my first post in the month to be about something that's rather personal to me: knowledge, and my relationship with it. I've always been keen on learning new things. Even in my kindergarten days, I spend at least an hour a … Continue reading On Knowledge

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Album in Focus: In Contact – Caligula’s Horse (2017)

When it really comes down to it, we all like music for different reasons. Some of us enjoy flowing melodies and catchy riffs. Some enjoy distortion and rawness. Some enjoy accessible tunes. Some enjoy experimental snippets of music with an unforgiving degree of complexity. In the end, whatever we enjoy, music probably has the same … Continue reading Album in Focus: In Contact – Caligula’s Horse (2017)

On Pokémon Black and White, Truth and Ideals

This post is so messy, but hey. Pokémon Black and Pokémon White mainly focuses around the villainous group Team Plasma and the two legendary Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom. Reshiram is associated with Truth while Zekrom is associated with Ideals. Ever since the third generation, Pokémon has started to introduce Pokémon that represent certain ideas. Generally, … Continue reading On Pokémon Black and White, Truth and Ideals

On Musical Appreciation and Radiohead

The epithet of Radiohead being the pinnacle of rock and modern music is so unbearably ubiquitous amongst publications, it almost directly demands a listen. With such high expectations, could you even blame me for not getting it? While on a periodic scouting session last year, I decided to finally check the band's newer material  out, … Continue reading On Musical Appreciation and Radiohead

Littlefinger: The Gatsby of Game of Thrones?

(Spoiler warning for The Great Gatsby and Game of Thrones up until Season 7.) He is a man who came from humble beginnings, and luckily managed to share the company of a beautiful girl from the aristocracy in his youth. However, division in social classes prevented him from marrying her. Through his own wits and … Continue reading Littlefinger: The Gatsby of Game of Thrones?

Album in Focus: Malina – Leprous (2017)

Yes, I am not a music reviewer. NS has kept me increasingly occupied with other commitments and worries, and maintaining this blog was clearly not really one of them. But this album made me come back. First things first, however. I would like to moderate my new rating system, to make it as follows: 5.0: … Continue reading Album in Focus: Malina – Leprous (2017)

Kafka on the Shore: An Analysis, Pt. 1

“Kafka on the Shore” was released by Haruki Murakami in 2002, and, like many of his novels, it is a cryptic page-turner that doesn’t end with all the answers. Having recently finished reading the book, I was left incredibly confused. There were so many things left unexplained, including all the mysterious supernatural phenomena, all the odd … Continue reading Kafka on the Shore: An Analysis, Pt. 1