This painting, maybe with the look in the subject’s eyes, has revealed an obsessive nature of mine. I saw it in a video first and continued thinking about it. I searched for prints, I have even set it as my PC’s wallpaper for a while.
“Self-Portrait with Cigarette” painted in 1895 when Edvard Munch was 32 years old, is, in my opinion, more than a self-portrait.
A depiction of both time and psychological depths.
The painter’s gaze is startling as if he is peering straight in front of himself at an audience that is staring back, critical or admiring. There…
During the first outbreak of Covid-19, walking down the streets evoked some kind of familiar, yet extra-terrestrial feeling. I couldn’t quite put the feeling down in words, but I knew it had something to do with cities being empty; buildings looking lonely and isolated. After all, we have built and normalised cities to be a prime destination for the population, making them in some ways equal to nature: eternal in our perception, as if they were always there. But the façade of the city I live in didn’t change with the pandemic. Rather, it was the atmosphere that was mutating…
There has recently been a boom in Pokémon card collecting, as well as waves of nostalgia. I know it feels like I’m late to talk about the trend, but honestly, I had written about it months ago, just not very well. So here it I am, trying to reformulate those concepts.
If you’re like me, almost 30, and grew up playing with cards, collecting them, having Pokémon on your Gameboy, and reading every magazine you could get your hands on, then you’ve probably been paying attention to what’s been going on over the last year.
This year, Pokémon card sales…
I just finished watching Sex Education, season 3, on Netflix today. It left me fully resolute on the fact that the kids of the “sex school” had got it completely right. Things do not go well when we preach, or worse force, abstinence. The same can be said with promoting ignorance in fear of “too much progression”, avidly trying to maintain traditions and the status quo.
Kids think about sex, and some kids have sex. This is not to say that educational systems shall now start and promoting sexual activity to teenagers and young adults. However, some kids have sex…
Medium is not YouTube, I get it. And maybe this is not a place for YouTube-style challenges, but here I am. Taking inspiration from a YouTube video by Jake Edwards to write a story. But mostly, to finally get me back into reading, or better, into listening to audiobooks.
Kim Nam-joon is a South Korean rapper, composer, and record producer better known by his stage name RM (previously Rap Monster). He’s part of the K-pop band BTS.
He’s a fantastic reader as well. He’s also known for his lengthy book recommendations, which I wish I had had the opportunity to…
When I first joined Medium, I had only one goal in mind: to write about finance. It’s kind of a hobby of mine. Boring, isn’t it? But It doesn’t have to be that way. If the worlds of side hustles, Upwork, and Fiverr-ing don’t pique your interest, perhaps the economy of the land of dragons will.
Welcome Dovahkiin, to your Elder Scroll money lesson!
I understand, we got to start the lesson from the basics. Thus, prompting the questions, how to make money? What are my career options?
So, dragon-blood, here are the eight career opportunities you might come across:
Ok. I’ll start with a confession: I think I only read two or three books last year.
But…, but…, but…, but…, but…, but…, but
I’ve already read one this year, and it’s only the first month of 2021. [Author’s note: it was when I had written and publish this piece originally]. So, to keep my passion of books and reading alive, I decided to recall some of my favourite books I’ve ever read.
They’re also really depressing. We may call them gloomy.
Everything that sticks with us, from our conversations with our family to writing a personal essay, journaling, and TED-talk speeches, appears to have a story. Someone or something begins their story somewhere, then something occurs, and finally, ideally, the situation is handled.
We are predisposed to arrange our ideas through tales as humans. From our origin myths to the stories politicians use to spice up their speeches, they are full of them. We become more relevant to one another as a result of stories, and we can empathise with one another’s feelings.
They’re also a wonderful commercial tool, as well…
Who is Guo Pei? One of the most famous haute couture names in China, Guo Pei is famous around the globe for creating beautiful, structural, and breath-taking gowns.
Building her name in China across decades, she become especially famous worldwide after her exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET). Personally, I have had the pleasure of seeing a number of her pieces in person, at the NGV Triennial, in 2018. I was instantly hooked by the beauty and mastery exuded by each gown. I went back several times.
The wealthy and super-wealthy are not always the overweight people we expect them to be, sitting around eating gold-plated burgers, as movies and popular imagination portray them to be.
In fact, rather than just a link between fitness and money, several of them credit exercise and a healthy lifestyle as a primary factor for their success. Which, may even explain why I am actually broke…
What does data, on the other hand, teach us?
Obesity rates are linked to economic status, according to sociologists.
To put it another way, the poorer you are, the more likely you are to be…