Picture this: little 10 year old me, sitting on the couch watching “Atlantis Squarepantis” (aka the episode of Spongebob in which they visit Atlantis) dreaming about the moment I, too, could go to Atlantis. Well, that dream came true! In 2013, my family and I took a trip to Paradise Island, Bahamas, and stayed in the Atlantis resort. It has since been one of my favorite trips we have taken. Looking to plan a vacation on this beautiful island? Here are 5 must do’s while travelling to Atlantis, Paradise Island!
Hello everyone. These days everyone needs a computer. From work to fun, it is a necessity. But while there are many cheap older computers available, generally they fail because of the demands of modern technology. So what I had in mind was to create a cheap build, using only the parts I had available around the house. The great thing about this build is that you can replace anything in this list except the USB hub and the processor and it will work as a charm. This is what I came up with (note that the Raspberry Pi was the only new thing I bought, the rest was available). If you want to build an exact replica of mine go below. Note that this is a workstation build for gaming and video editing; the processor requirement will go up considerably so look elsewhere.
The automotive industry was a major step forward in the evolution of mankind. It gave us the ability to travel on our own terms, not bottled up on a train for days, stuck on horseback, or leading a wagon train. It created a new faucet for the creative types to make a statement on the world, define an era, and ultimately change the world forever. Hundreds, if not thousands of manufacturers have come and gone, each leaving their own unique footprint in the timeline. Still today we see dozens, if not hundreds of different brands of automobiles on the roads. We cherish classics, some to the tune of tens of millions of dollars on the auction block. But what is it that makes us cherish these relics? Is it the engineering? The beauty? A childhood dream car? All of these are perfectly fine reasons to cherish automobiles, and I believe it’s a true mark of greatness for humanity because of how differently something so common is perceived by the masses.
The sun was setting over the Pyrenees mountains, as I reached the top of the Piazzale Michelangelo viewing platform overlooking the beautiful city of Firenze (I know english is Florence, but it just doesn't sound quite as good, so I'll stick with Firenze). I turned around, put on a rather specific tune on my headphones, and got my first glimpses of the city's panorama. At that moment, despite having only spent an hour in this far away place, I suddenly felt at home. Not in a classic sense of course, but rather — like the comedian Trevor Moore once so elegantly put — as a conscious vibration observing my little section of life.
I remember being a little girl, dreaming of living the big life in Hollywood as a huge Television and Film Actress. Actresses like Jennifer Lopez, Angela Bassett, Viola Davis and Angelina Jolie inspired me to pursue the acting dream. And over the last year, the dream had become something I realized I had the utmost complete power to make happen.
As someone who loves to write about and generally immerse myself in the world of fiction and fantasy, there have been instances (rare ones), where I have felt the the need to rationalise all of it. As if to convince myself that there is more to exploring fantasy than just fun. And indeed, one could make strong arguements on how it's not an escape from reality, but a way of understanding it. Or, how fantasy reveals the truth, which reality obscures (and etc.).