The worst work colleague

As they only human being of my age and cohort has never seen a singular episode of either the American or British variety, I don’t know any of the injokes, references and memes that come along with that culture. The closest thing I ever had to an office job was back in 2000-2002, and that…

Nothing ever works as intended – Part 2

There are few words that wind up for a disappointment quite like “this will only take five minutes”. Whenever I hear the words “this will only take five minutes,” I know that my day has officially been compromised. Nothing ever does, and nothing has ever truly been designed too. People who say shit like that…

Seeing old friends – Part 3: Our identity

Some friends are pretty vividly stuck in your head. You remember all the tiny details. Which is why the change registers. This old friend wore a star of david around her neck when we met. She would later invite me to a concert, which so happened to be in a synagogue. She also unapologetically introduced…

The house stuck in 1995

Back in my China days, me and a group of friends went to the same bar almost nightly. This lasted only because we began to play a game at the bar, a game we called ‘1995’, like the year. The rules were simple, everyone had to put their phone screen side down on the bar,…

My last superstition

For context: Over one summer back when I was in high school, I ballooned to ridiculous proportions. I came back that fall over 6 foot and about 120+kg (300lbs, for those bad at math). I remember feeling like a god damn land whale walking through the halls of the school and watching swarms of normal-sized…

New town, whodis?

People following the blog saw that I recently posted my job hunt statistics. That of course means that the job hunt is officially over. I got a job, and I left Italy. For Hungary. I live in Budapest now. So far, Budapest has been pretty cool. On that front, that’s all I got. As for…

I hate the horror genre

I am willing to accept that there are wide differences between individuals. That much is obvious. But what is becoming weird to me is when I seem to fall into an extreme. I seem to fall into a lot of them. Worryingly so. But this isn’t the blog post to bring up all the ways…

Seeing old friends – Part 2: Unexpected

Friend may be a lofty word. I lived with T for a period of about 2 years, from 2010-2012. He was a strange mix of an intellectual, and a pseudo-intellectual. That didn’t make sense to me back then. Now it does. The kid made no sense when I knew him. Like many people in my…

Job Hunt Statistics

Hey. After a lengthy period of unemployment, I got a job. It’s not the job I want. In fact, it is largely a compromise in many respects. But I guess I will fill everyone in on that in a later post. What I wanted to do is give some base statistics that I took in…

Three bulbs

The featured image illustrates a common decision making heuristic used for business decisions. It makes clear a few realities that we should all be aware, and the summation of this pyramid is a reminder that we cannot have everything in life, that everything is a compromise, and that everything has a cost associated with it….

A tiny mistake, and its effect

I’ve kind of hinted at this anecdote before, but I figure it was time I elaborated on it in a little bit more detail, as it is starting to resonate with me increasingly. I wanna go into a little story about ‘Imposter Syndrome’, as it occurred to me a couple of times. Back when I…

The world’s worst ‘never have I ever’ player

I am the world’s worst ‘never have I ever’. Not in the sense that I am bad at it – how could one be – but that I am boring to play with. This has to do with a disconnect of experiences. I’ve done a lot of things, some of them even very interesting, but…