Destination: Budapest, Hungary (2018 Edition– Part 2)

The morning after my crazy pub crawl, I woke up at my Couchsurfing host's flat quite hungover around 10:00. Mustering my energy to get up, I packed up my things as it was my last day staying with him before I had to go meet my other host, who happened to be a friend of …

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Destination: Budapest, Hungary (2018 Edition– Part 1)

Hello, bloggers! This January, I had the opportunity to go to Budapest. Considering that I had two-and-a-half months off from work, I'd decided to go all-out and travel as much as possible. Although I'd been to Budapest back in 2016, I was keen on returning. Plus, flights were cheap, so it gave me more of …

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Normally, I don't particularly have an affinity for this Irish-originated holiday (although I wouldn't say that I hate it). In fact, the extent to which I do so is by wearing something green and using it as an excuse to consume more alcoholic beverages than usual, particularly Irish whiskey. Although the …

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Recipe: Two-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Hello, bloggers! Just this past weekend, I decided to try my hand at something new-- namely, pancakes! While I've made pancakes before, I wanted to experiment with a new way of making them, and not necessarily just getting it out of a box of pre-made pancake mix. A while ago, I was talking with a …

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A Weekend in Nature (Part 1)

Hello! In February, I had a one-week break from work. Instead of jetting off to some new destination outside of the country (let alone city), I chose to stay at home to rest and also save money. However, I wasn't going to be cooped up in my apartment the whole time, as I was keen …

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Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day today! Enjoy some math (and pie!).

The Finicky Cynic

Greetings, bloggers!

Today marks Pi Day, an unofficial holiday which honors the famous pi (π) symbol in mathematics. March 14th, or 3/14, is reflective of the first three digits of pi (3.14159…), hence why we celebrate it on this particular day.

Taken from WLGZ.

I actually wrote about Pi Day in aprevious posta couple of years ago, but all the same, even though I’m by no means a mathematician, I’ve been celebrating this holiday since high school (almost 10 years…already?!) and have nothing but fond memories of bringing pie to school (because after all, it’s a play-on word of “pi” itself), eating the pie, and otherwise bonding with my friends over pie and math-related puns. One of my favorites:

“√-1 8 Σ π” (translation: “I ate some pi(e)”).

(you can find more pi-related puns in my previous post on the holiday)

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A Favorite Poem (Issue #30)

Hello! Now, it has come to my attention that I haven't featured an "A Favorite Poem" issue since November-- crazy to believe, isn't it? Considering that I'd been traveling through the majority of December and January, it was normal that I would be too preoccupied to feature a poem, but it surprises me that I …

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Man Crush Monday: Tom Flynn

Greetings! Welcome to this month's "Man Crush Monday," in which I reveal my current man candy obsession. For the month of March, I present Tom Flynn, a YouTuber who makes videos on life, dating, and relationships. Now, I admit, I don't necessarily like watching relationship advice videos on YouTube, just because I find many of …

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Tom Odell– Another Love (SSJ #71)

Happy Sunday, bloggers! This week's "Sunday Slow Jams" is that from British singer-songwriter Tom Odell. Granted, this song, "Another Love," is a relatively-old one, as it came out almost six years ago-- crazy to believe that I just recently discovered it! I'll be honest and say that, at first, I didn't completely love the …

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Destination: Albi, France

Bonjour! After my half-day trip to Carcassonne the previous day, I headed out once more for another day trip in Southwest France. This time, I would be going to Albi, a small historic town located about an hour northeast from Toulouse. Although I'd just heard of Albi the month prior (thanks to a friend who'd …

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