Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dorm room Makeover!

So, my roommate doesn't know this yet, but I redid our room this afternoon. I rearranged where all the furniture is, including the location of my bed. Surprise?!

I needed a very real reminder that I am in control of my life and that nothing is set in stone. In a physical manifestation of my internal desire for change, I moved everything around and I am very happy to report that I think the new layout is phenomenal.

Everyone should try it out. Take some aspect of your life that you view as permanent, and subvert it. Who knows? A new perspective might be just the thing you need.

Our phenomenal room!
Be jealous!

Laptop Labyrinth

My computer is a lot like Super Mario Brothers. I remember getting SMB for the Gameboy Advanced in 3rd grade. I was obsessed! Sure, it was fun, but what really made it addicting was the knowledge that there were all kinds of hidden content there that I couldn't access. I just HAD to find all those star coins and secret hidden feathers of magical flight granting ability, etc.

Well, in a much less fun way, my computer is like SMB to me. It's actually palpable how much I do NOT know how to fully utilize it. I mean I only just learned the shortcut keys for enlarging and shrinking text (ctrl+shift+< / >). Actually, let's not even talk about hidden functions, programs, apps, etc. I don't even know how to use the blatantly apparent functions on my computer. For example, I'm sure half the buttons on the top row of my keyboard could be life-changing, but I just can't be bothered to check them out. Home, End, PgUp, PgDn? I'm 100% sure I could greatly improve my life efficiency if I could just learn how to properly utilize them and incorporated them into my technological vernacular.

Bottom line: technology is amazing! but what use is there in constantly upgrading to the next level, if you don't ever use any functions beyond the most cursory Microsoft Office and Internet functions?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Eyes shut. Door opens.
Scritch. Tap. Cough. Sniffle. Crinkle.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The rebirth of the blog

I haven't written an entry in a while, and part of that is because of this thought that I've become a new, more mature person since coming to college. There was a pseudo-shameful sentiment attached to my old writings wherein a younger, barely post-preteen Anna resided, and I didn't want new friends to see me in that way. To better present my point, it's like admitting that you watched Disney Channel shows growing up. It's so uncool these days to admit that you watched Hannah Montana and co., but everyone did! We all keep our ignominious TV pasts to ourselves, but then when someone finds the courage within themselves to confess their love for say One Direction in public, everyone suddenly unites in their shared likes and it almost becomes cool to say you used to watch the Power Rangers, etc.

Returning to my original point - random tangents not being something I've lost in my questionable maturity - I had a bit of shame in my past blogs and even just the name of this blog (Ordinary Asian?) and didn't see fit to continue on this forum. However, I've recently gotten a bit of an itch for the keyboard and just want to blog blog blog! My first consideration was that I could just tweak my old posts to smooth them out and have them be more reflective of my current person. My old entries are like a public snapshot of an old diary - so embarrassing! Of course, I almost immediately realized how absurd it would be to change my past for fear of what others might think of me. Instead, I'm choosing to openly declare that yes! I was a dorky kid in the past, and that I am a dorky kid now, and that I'd be really upset if I wasn't a future dorky me!

And that was all simply to say, I shall resume this here blog.