Friday, March 31, 2017

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)

Hey hey hey, it's time for another book review!

Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan of Swedish industry. The catch—and there's always a catch—is that Blomkvist must first spend a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has remained unsolved for nearly four decades. With few other options, he accepts and enlists the help of investigator Lisbeth Salander, a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues. Little is as it seems in Larsson's novel, but there is at least one constant: you really don't want to mess with the girl with the dragon tattoo.


The book to end all books.

That's just me being over dramatic.

Monday, March 27, 2017

White Washing?

In case you don't know, Netflix recently released a trailer for an upcoming movie called Deathnote (an American adaptation of Deathnote, based on Deathnote, the popular manga/anime series) and wow, was I excited because first of all, NETFLIX. I've come to expect a lot of good great things from Netflix because of how they did Daredevil and A Series of Unfortunate Events (I think these are the only Netflix things I've watched? And they're both based on popular literature and had a good show produced).

Second of all, Deathnote is such a good, complex, interesting story that has so many concepts in it that are really important to address. I won't try to spoil it for you, but one of my favorite things about Deathnote is the entire of concept of "if you had the power to deliver direct justice, should you?". But we won't be discussing the story today, but the casting.

In case you haven't seen the trailer, you can check it out here!

Friday, March 24, 2017

I AM ASOCIAL (How To Be My Best Friend)

Part One of How To Be My Best Friend. Interested in signing up, huh? It's not that hard, really! Make yourself comfortable and let's get started.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Code Black

code black:An influx of patients so great, there aren't enough resources to treat them
The average ER is in code black five times per year
I can't help it, I love watching doctor shows. There's something really interesting about seeing drama in medicine, especially when some of the gibberish the doctors are saying make sense. While Code Black doesn't have any of that aspect in it yet (since it's about the Emergency Department and most of the gibberish is about acute trauma, instead of deranged physiology or obscure diseases), it's still exciting to watch.

“Your Mama knows when you are lying, crying, or dying…” - Code Black 101

Friday, March 17, 2017

Dealing with Information Overload

Studying in med school is often compared to drowning. There's so much information you need to swim through as well as all the drift wood your teachers throw on you at the same time for you to collect. It's harrowing, daunting, stressful, you name it.

Once you get a hang of it though (the feeling doesn't last long), it's actually pretty cool. During my first year of med school, I was honestly amazed at the notes I had taken over a 2 month period. The content was equivalent to the biology notes I took in my first year of A Levels, meaning that I had essentially learned in 2 months, the content which was equivalent to 1 year.

And I actually understood stuff. It blew my mind.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

How To Get More Views

ft. Reddit.

EDIT: Okay I screwed up! I meant to publish this on Monday (13th March) but accidentally clicked on Monday 6th March so it all messed up and you can see most of the post in your feed anyway!!! So I might as well publish it now. Sorry! Consider this as Monday's post come early!

Hi everyone! Totally not a click bait title, I promise. I've done this myself. Tried and tested. I won't even ramble too much about it- let's just get right into it and start expanding your audience and getting more page views! This is going to be a pretty lengthy post, so buckle down with your afternoon tea and let's get started.

Friday, March 10, 2017

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

If you are interested in stories with happy endings, then you would be better off somewhere else. In this story, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning, and very few happy things in the middle. My name is Lemony Snicket. It is my solemn duty to bring to light the sorry history of the Baudelaire children as it happened so many years ago.
Was I the only one yelling when I found out the series of my childhood was being turned into a series on Netflix? A Series of Unfortunate was one of those books that all the cool kids had a copy of and every new installment was bought and read vivaciously. You know how the kids of today are obsessed with Marvel and DC, constantly talking about Batman and Ironman? Imagine it like that. If you didn't know about A Series of Unfortunate Events, I regret to inform you that you were considered to be very, very unfortunate.

(see, that's me doing a lemony impression)

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Cramm Tag

I didn't even know what the Cramm was until Rithvika tagged me and I decided to go check it out. And wow, is it cool. Cramm is essentially a quick highlight of the news (mostly American), summing everything up. I've signed up for receiving the updates on my email, so I'm not sure how often you get the newsletter, but it's a great initiative, I really like it. (Especially after the fake news post I did just a few days ago).

Continuing on the whole news thing, I recently subscribed to the Philip DeFranco Show mostly because he does the research for his viewers before presenting the news and I'm pretty happy with the content he's got. So yeah, check him out if you don't know about him. He covers a lot of different areas of the news.

Anyway- back to the tag.

Friday, March 3, 2017


I don't frequently browse through my facebook feed (maybe once in two days? I log in just to check my class group for announcements and stuff) and there has been multiple times when people shared news article with- you guessed it- click bait titles.

You know, those titles with an outrageous statement that make you think "wait, this can't be true" and then you think "well, one way to find out" and then you click on the link and you read the article and you realize that you've wasted like five minutes of your life reading an article and then you might get distracted by other articles below that have similar titles and content. (Hold up, hold up. I've got a recent example. Not too long ago- this week in fact- iiSuperwomanii posted this video. Completely clickbait title).

At first, I didn't really care about these articles cause most of them were harmless, until news came in about the President of the United States calling a lot of news outlets 'fake news'. I thought he was being pretty paranoid, calling the news 'fake' until I sat down and really thought about it.

In case you haven't heard about it, there's been a pretty awful fiasco on the internet and Youtube about Wall Street Journal taking a bunch of things from Pewdiepie's video's and calling him a 'nazi'. Yeah, that's right. Wall Street Journal, faking news. Creating mountains out of mole holes by taking things out of context and click baiting to get their content more views.

Fake news is disgusting.

I should probably water-mark or add something in the pictures to prove I own them lol

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