to acknowledge that
these words were said
in kindness by people
who were fortunate
and meant no harm
https://medium.com/know-thyself-heal-thyself/a-poetry-collection-on-giving-up-death-asking-for-help-and-shower-thoughts-44294afbfc61 / #poetry
That being said, Medium’s notification system is probably my least favourite. Relative to replying to twitter mentions or any other kind of notification, clicking on that Medium notification bell marks ALL as read, no matter how many notifications were there to begin with.
https://medium.com/the-brain-is-a-noodle/whats-the-most-efficient-way-to-check-medium-notifications-2bfeae8e1b3c / #thoughts
A quiet afternoon away
we flew so far away
yet settled down
to have a moment
to take in the adventurous moments
to journal and scrapbook
and to read the gems thrifted
from a local bookstore.
Though away from home
it does not change
that at heart, in soul,
we are introverts.
https://medium.com/illumination/introvert-travels-ad9b2722585 / #poetry
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Having a basic recipe like fried rice saves money and time spent making repeat decisions, automating the boring parts of cooking.
It also holds space for creativity and serendipitous recipe discoveries that these combinations can engender, making time for the fun parts of cooking.
https://medium.com/illumination/how-is-february-over-already-c745248d0534 / #friedRice
The all-or-nothing of "if Chinese, then English bad; if not Chinese, English good" is so ridiculously rudimentary that it makes it hard for me to explain the nuances of being Asian-Canadian and holding a constellation of beliefs; some of which will align with my Asian-Canadian (or AAPI) peers, and others that will drastically vary.
https://medium.com/eggsisting/four-ways-that-therapists-can-be-racist-4dac9d22b900 / #MentalHealth #Racism
This connection could also be
in the form of friendships
with those who care,
while balancing your own alone time.
https://medium.com/illumination/significant-ec48fd365e70 / #connections
The structure is also everything. In poetry writing, I found that when lost, I started with a list. It helps give a road map to how words might flow. With coding, it’s the same. I might not know the exact code I need for each section, I created the same "subheadings" that you might for the beginning of Medium article. This segmented the code into things like,
https://medium.com/the-brain-is-a-noodle/boxing-day-haul-pay-attention-not-money-f1d6939e557c / #writing
adapted in all creativity
reflecting on what truly is important
amidst what was going on in the world.
ownership of my journey
all the ugliness and the beauty
to feel that autonomy
in moving in the right direction.
https://medium.com/the-brain-is-a-noodle/what-did-you-survive-despite-all-odds-52d0a9eedda0 / #poetry
Writing Prompt: ow can I cut through the noise and get to what’s important?
https://medium.com/know-thyself-heal-thyself/the-journey-of-cutting-through-noise-and-getting-to-whats-important-8d68c9755c76 / #WritingPrompt
Now at this point, I should have just Googled how to do this. I did not. I just waited until August rolled around and I paid for another monthly subscription. I knew that as long as I was subscribed to the recurring payments, I would forever be on the monthly plan. So I cancelled my August subscription, which ended on Sep 3, thinking that I would resubscribe right away.
https://medium.com/the-brain-is-a-noodle/whos-paying-for-medium-1c67b22b465e / #MediumWriters
do you ever wonder
about that road not taken?
do you ever wonder
how things could have been?
not in a ruminative way
as if to ask
why didn’t I choose
"the right" option,
https://medium.com/the-brain-is-a-noodle/what-about-the-road-you-didnt-choose-3ae8ce46a8a0 / #poetry
Grease and flour a baking dish. Which I didn’t want to do so I put aluminum foil but now that I reflect on this substitution I realize that no baking recipe ever calls for aluminum foil and there must be a reason for that and I’m about to learn it in 30 minutes to 1 hour.
https://medium.com/the-brain-is-a-noodle/chocolate-mayonnaise-cake-4e3c371215ec / #mayo
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The "hungry" and "butterflies" signals were getting mixed up and interpreted as one because I was focussing on something else. I probably just complained about this feeling in my stomach one day and my parents were probably just like "go have a snack", and I never questioned it since.
https://medium.com/the-brain-is-a-noodle/the-unspoken-first-step-of-self-care-that-no-one-teaches-you-91ab0c80fc22 / #MentalHealth
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This book portrayed the classic Greek Gods as lazy and hedonistic, chasing feasts and beauty and luxury and perfection without truly knowing pain or suffering.
https://medium.com/eggsisting/5-powerful-quotes-about-personal-transformation-from-circe-fe0650a32bb5 / #books
To shift away from others’ metrics, you’ll have to find your own. Honestly, it’s hard to set a specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound goal* right at the beginning of your graduate career.
https://medium.com/the-brain-is-a-noodle/beyond-dont-compare-yourself-to-others-9d07e137f5f6 / #AcademicMentalHealth
Problem: Both the Twitter mobile app and desktop allow you to be logged into multiple accounts, but there’s no way to see everything at a glance.
https://medium.com/illumination/complete-guide-to-seamlessly-managing-your-publication-twitter-account-faa871010615 / #twitter
This same plan costs less weekly if you subscribe to 12 months rather than 3 months, and you can certainly try out just one week to begin with, although it will cost almost twice as much. It’s like how 10lbs of potatoes might only cost you $5 but if you buy one (1) single potato for one (1) recipe, it’ll certainly cost you $1.88.
https://medium.com/the-brain-is-a-noodle/4-reasons-why-i-like-betterhelp-online-therapy-so-far-795f64d174e9 / #OnlineTherapy
I was told
for wanting love
and emotional support
when I was already
fed, clothed, and had a roof over my head.
https://medium.com/the-brain-is-a-noodle/greedy-1b38002774f9 / #greed
Every piece of healthcare I accessed was free and accessible to me. Though ping-ponged between the moms and dads of healthcare, I knew that eventually one of the parents would cave in and find something.
https://medium.com/doctor-funny/go-ask-your-mother-c7cc60da9eb8 / #healthcare
Crash Landing on You, nicknamed CLOY, actually trended on Twitter and Instagram and the snippets of spoilers got me interested in the show. The fact that the setting is in North Korea was also intriguing.
https://medium.com/the-brain-is-a-noodle/why-you-should-watch-crash-landing-on-you-3e7b9a2249f7 / #CrashLandingOnYou