Mimo le Singe
I'm just your average, everyday word chimp sharing writing-related advice and other random musings. Happy Reading!
Guilty Pleasures Shouldn't Feel So Guilty
I've come to realise over the years that there's nothing wrong with me enjoying activities or media others might (key word being might) find utterly preposterous or a waste of time. As long as I don't do anything dangerous or develop potentially harmful addictions, there's no reason why I can't at least keep myself pleased if I somehow fear no one else wants to join the club. It just has to make sense to me, right?
Toronto Theatre Review: 'The Last Ship' (2019)
It had been almost two years since I wrote a theatre review as a critic for The Theatre Reader before the magazine was discontinued, and I'd been truly missing those near-regular theatre going days. As soon as I found out the cast of The Last Ship would be performing at the Princess of Wales Theatre from February 9 until March 24 (fun fact, through a subway ad), I naturally leaped at the opportunity to relive my thespian musing process.
Nerdiness: Was It Ever Niche to Begin With?
It took me many years to get over the fact that labels are just that: labels. They don't have to define anything unless we want them to, and they certainly don't have to be the be-all and end-all of everything, especially when it comes to the complex layers that come with being human.
"Comfortable Silence" Is a Real Thing
Have you ever been on a date or out with a friend, and the two of you somehow ran out of things to talk about? You must have felt awkward. You were probably thinking, "Isn't the point of socializing, well, to socialize?"
My Thoughts on ASMR Videos
For those of you who don't know, autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is when a gentle sound(s) triggers a tingling that starts from your scalp to the back of your neck. Such a sound(s) might either make falling asleep easier or simply help you to calm down. Granted, not everyone experiences this, but it doesn't mean that people who don't understand the sensation can't find its value in some way or another. Take, for instance, YouTube videos.
Does Music for the Brain Result in Productive Study Sessions?
The first time I heard about the Mozart Effect was in my Grade Nine math class when my Frasier-obsessed teacher insisted we listen to Classical FM 96.3 during every homework period to help us concentrate on our equations. Despite being a former violinist and symphony enthusiast, I had never actually heard of this unique study method before. Needless to say, I eventually adopted the habit and it has since made my tedious and stress-inducing studies much more vivid and uplifting.
Why I Love People, but Also My Solitude
Warning: Major game-related spoiler. Despite all the harm we have the potential to cause, humans never cease to fascinate me. Even though I've been around them all my life, how we're capable of creating what are essentially extensions of our ideas and emotions will always remain an enticing mystery to me.
Being Blunt: What Are the Boundaries?
I was inspired to write this post by two people I've known at different times in my life who were often described as being blunt, but otherwise well-meaning friends. The truth is, neither one of these people was actually blunt, but rather just bitter, and as a result ended up being inconsiderately destructive in their wisdom sharing.