Opening Pandora’s Box

Once more, I plunge into the world of blogging. It’s been years since my ill-fated first attempt at one, and just recalling it makes me cringe. Then again, there was a time in my life when I actually used textspeak proudly. I’m so glad I’ve grown out of that phase.

I’m not sure what’s the real motivation behind doing this, given that I already have Twitter, which helps me air my views well enough. But maybe I just need more than 140 characters challenging my ability to summarise every thought I have. It’s always nice to have a platform to air my views in a lengthy manner, as befitting of someone who really talks too much.

May I enjoy putting my views up on the internet for precisely no one to see.

history of the entire world, i guess

This video has been trending recently, and it does deserve its viral appeal. Condensing so much history into a 20min video is pretty impressive, and while its ridiculously fast paced, it feels like I can follow the content to a large extent.

That could also be because I know quite a bit of what he’s talking about though. Well, at least it’s definitely entertaining. And another one of his previous works, history of japan, is just as fun to watch:

Worth it.

AIAIAI TMA-2

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I had thrown my money away by recycling most of my headphones, because the PU leather on the headbands were disintegrating and I couldn’t get them replaced. The rubber cable sheath on my ATH-AD900 also broke, which meant that I was effectively down to just my Grado, which isn’t really comfortable for long periods of listening.

I didn’t want to switch fully to IEMs either, because wearing them for long can be uncomfortable sometimes. So, having been previously intrigued by the modular nature of the AIAIAI TMA-2, I decided to go for them.

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Fidget Spinner

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So I decided to buy into the fad and get one of them fidget spinner thingamajigs. Feeling rich, I went for one with a nicer aluminium body (supposedly), and the online store I bought it from threw in the regular one. I also purposely went for what is a ‘limited edition’ colouration, different from the usual black or gold or whatever.

It’s definitely occupied my hands more than my fidget cube, which is falling apart a little too quickly for my tastes. This particular one I got isn’t exactly a marvel of manufacturing, since one of the black rings kept falling out, and the ball bearings can get caught and prevent a smooth spinning experience.

There’s a shallow learning curve for spinning it at a good clip using just one hand, and I’ve taken it apart more times than I can remember to try fruitlessly to get the ball bearings to stop catching. Otherwise, nothing much to report, really. Can’t see it being any useful for ADHD patients no matter the marketing, but for someone with fidgety fingers like me, it’s pretty nice.

Awaiting the next fad.

The World Now

I recall distantly having written several political posts at the start of this blog, but then that promptly gave way to reviews of movies, TV shows and anime. I feel like it’s time to go back to talking and ranting about politics just a little, before I turn into someone completely divested from the world around me.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Trailer

Hands down the BEST trailer I’ve watched this year.

I thought the Thor: Ragnarok trailer was great for its fun and hip vibe, and the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer was great to watch like a mini-film (and the hype over the best on-screen Spider-Man yet; sorry Tobey Maguire!).

But THIS. This is what a trailer should be. Teasing the audience with every scene. Showing us glimpses of the epic saga that’s about to unfold. The visuals are stunning. The lines are well chosen. THE HYPE TRAIN IS CHARGING THROUGH TOWN LIKE A DREAM SEQUENCE IN COBB’S BRAIN, PEOPLE.

I hope they do the ‘start with a panting protagonist’ thing only up to Episode IX though. We had Finn do that for Episode VII, and now Rey for Episode VIII. Maybe just do Poe in Episode IX and that’s it. Don’t need too much of that.