Outburst #003: Talking Food

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OMNOMNOM! (who knew so many types of miso soups existed? O.O)

I was recently told that one of my favorite phrases consequently makes me me sound like Cookie Monster. I normally don’t use the word in the correct context, such as when I’m devouring a delicious meal. Rather, I say it as a greeting on chat and as a lazy response to agreeable things. I find that it helps lighten the mood and keeps the conversation wholly positive.

So…with that segue…

Food: nutrition for the body, thus sustaining life. Eating makes us feel happy (usually) and has been a prominent social element of of our daily lives. Food has become an occasion for sharing, for distributing and giving, for the expression of altruism, whether from parents to children, children to in-laws, or anyone to visitors and strangers. Though I acknowledge the fact that eating is typically done with others (why else would we always ask a friend if they want to eat?), I have always been baffled to why food is like that. Read More

Outburst #002: 2011 Summer Playlist

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We’re roughly one week into the 2011 Summer and I thought it’d be a cool thing to do amidst this hot weather to compile a quick top five (x4) summer song playlist of the songs I listen to the most. My taste for music doesn’t change much seasonally, but songs like Winter Wonderland (something I can listen to on an infinite loop) definitely are more appropriate during the month of December. My personal preference lies in songs/pieces that are infused with a happy or snappy tune/beat; it allows me to maintain a certain level on my happy-meter (though you wouldn’t be able to tell from this stoic face of mine), thus helping me feel more energized for the day. I also tend to listen to songs with foreign lyrics ultimately since English words greatly distract me while I work.

I’m somewhat of a stickler for organized album folder on my computer and PlayStation Portable, but for convenience sake, I’ve organized the set into four general modes: energizer, casual, work, and mushy music. They are ordered in no particular order. Read More

Blog Relocation

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I am delighted to announce and reveal the new home for the @themoment blog. I plan on reserving the domain in the near future so that the current domain doesn’t make my identity so painfully obvious, so do not preemptively purchase the domain just so I can’t use it, OK?

Initially set up through Blogger and co-written with EFuzzy, @themoment went through its ups and downs as a private blog, shared with a select few due to the desire to keep the personal posts within a tighter circle. About a year and a half later, I felt that the blog needed to open and expand a little more, so the blog slowly budded from its parent and found its current new home. I brought a select few of the posts that were from the original blogger site, which are all the posts with dates prior to today’s post, so that the new domain didn’t feel so barren.

Though I personally found Blogger’s modification system quite easy to use, difficulties arose with the “professionalism” of how the site looked. It was easy enough to change the layout of widgets, allowing for non-computer-savvy users to customize their design with relative ease, but Blogger didn’t offer the true flexibility that I was looking for. WordPress, despite being slightly tougher to learn (installation methods and a requirement of some coding knowledge), ultimately had better admin UI and more thorough documentation of the coding. This documentation, in particular, became extremely helpful as I began to wade through the php files that are located in the install package. It was also time for @themoment to get a face-lift.  I rarely had the urge to update the old site at its original address and felt that we needed a new look to commemorate my rejuvenated desire to blog regularly (about nothing in particular). Read More