At first thought, many people would not consider themselves storytellers, or even interested in stories. But as NerdCon: Stories proved to me - we are surrounded by, and are made of, stories. Conceived by Hank Green of Vlogbrothers fame, NerdCon: Stories, in short, was meant “to be a celebration of the story, and the ways we tell stories, … Continue reading Nerdcon: Stories: A Review
One of the greatest things about being a young adult is seeing friends and acquaintances start to realize their dreams. Often, in the midst of reading about all these great achievements by incredibly intelligent entrepreneurs, inventors and researchers, I forget that where I am in life, right now, is the time where people start becoming … Continue reading Support Biobulb!
I am now back home, safe and sound. The past five days may now just be memories, but they have certainly made quite the impact on my views of life, the universe, and everything. The day started off (thankfully) a little later than the previous two days. It turns out the venue for our last … Continue reading Rio+20 – Day 5: Obrigado Rio!
Our day started bright and early, with a wonderful alarm going off at 6:30 AM. Even though our presentations were finished, we continued to have a packed schedule, which was in no way a bad thing. It was both busy and relaxing at the same time. I was ready to tackle the day with whatever … Continue reading Rio+20 – Day 4: Reflections and Firsts
Our big day started off nicely. Since Kali had arrived a day later than intended, she had missed the first walk down Copacabana Beach. Copacabana was just as beautiful as the first time I walked down it, although thankfully a little cooler. At Kali’s insistence, the three of us shed our socks and shoes and … Continue reading Rio+20 – Day 3: The Big Day
Friday in Rio is now drawing to a close, and what a Friday it has been. I explored a little bit of the city, stood face-to-face with my fellow Future Influencers for the first time, and met many friendly students from all over the world. Yes, my first full day in Rio certainly turned out … Continue reading Rio+20 – Day 2: Seeing the Beach and Meeting New Friends
Olá! Hello, from Rio de Janeiro, or more specifically, hello from a hotel room in Rio de Janeiro! While it hasn’t been my first full day here in the city, so much has already happened, from the moment I got onto my plane in Chicago to right now, where I am sitting on a comfy … Continue reading Rio+20 – Day 1: Getting Here
Now on my fourth week of summer, the summer job hunt has still not yielded any fruit despite the fact that I am on the constant lookout. It is increasingly looking like I will have to find some other ways to make my summer productive. Writing is definitely one way I can do that, and … Continue reading Looking Forward to Rio+20
Welcome to 2012! I hope everyone spent their transition from 2011 to 2012 the way they wanted to - full of fun, friends, food, family. As well as pleasant reminiscing of great memories and plans to make even better ones. When the calendar reset, I wasn't wearing party hats or blowing any of those paper/plastic … Continue reading Another Scarf Completed
Happy World Toilet Day! That's right, there is such a thing as World Toilet Day. You may be thinking, "why do we need to celebrate a ceramic bowl that contains our feces and other bodily waste?" Well, I answer your question with another question, "If you didn't have a toilet, where would all that waste … Continue reading Let’s Talk Feces!