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Movies

Hollywood will shine Oscar-gold tonight

This is an article I wrote about tonight’s Academy Awards I wrote for my school newspaper this week, The Daily Titan.   Last year, The King’s Speech dominated the Oscars with four wins for Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Director (Tom Hooper) and Best Original Screenplay. This year, The Artist, The Descendants, The Help and War Horse will probably be its successor […]

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Why I love Oskar Schell in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

The book is great and the movie is great. Saw the movie this weekend and currently writing a review of it for my school newspaper.  

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Books

It’s Only a Paper Moon: Reflections on 1Q84

I finished 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami this week. Wow, amazing book! It’s too soon to write a comprehensive review on it because I am still trying to wrap my head around it. It reminded me of Lost with all the mysteries. But in the end, the novel was simply a love story. The epigraph to […]

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Christianity Culture

What Christmas Means

No, the meaning of Christmas is not to buy presents or sip egg nog at festive holiday parties. Christmas is (or is meant to be) a time set out each year to honor one thing: the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, which took place more than 2,000 years ago in Israel. Jesus […]

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Books Culture

Reading Update: My Winter Reading Plans

I finished reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins yesterday, and I am really looking forward to the movie coming out in March. For a while, I had been turned off to the series, thinking it was the next Twilight. But it is a good book, and I would strongly recommend it to college- and high school-age […]

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9/11: Ten Years Later

I was 11 on September 11, 2011. Now I am 21 and have lived half of my life under the shadow of that day. I can hardly remember the days before 9/11. Since May, the country has rejuvenated itself to degrees I have never seen. The young and old swaying to the tune of “U-S-A, U-S-A!” near […]

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Books Christianity Poetry

Quotes from “The Brothers Karamazov”

I am reading The Brothers Karamazov by Foyodor Dostoyevsky now, and wow is it good! I am on page 600 out of 900. There is some awesome character development. Caution: Only read the book if you do not get bored with extensive dialogue, slow-moving plots and tremendous descriptions of character thoughts and actions. Here is […]

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Books Culture

Books are here to Stay: Why You Should Read

Call me biased; I work at a public library. But I think that books and reading continue to have great value in our society and our lives. I am a voracious reader, I must say. I can read a short novel in little over a day when I get around to it. And I am […]

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Science

Time Travel: Is it Possible?

I have been thinking about time travel lately. That is, the scientific and mathematical principles and laws about time travel and whether it is actually possible in our universe from a scientific standpoint. And what I have found is that the answer may be: We don’t know for sure, but time travel is not necessarily impossible. […]

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Poetry

New Beginnings (Poem)

New beginnings When I look, things have changed The past was good, it is gone entirely I do not know how the future will be All I know is that it will be bright, good for you and I May I say it: Even better, as if coming from a promise