Tag: Learning

“Unlimited Memory”, Kevin Horsley

Earlier this week, I finished reading a book called “Unlimited Memory”. As the title might suggest, the book is about memory, and more specifically, about how to train your brain to remember more. To be honest, I bought the book on a whim and picked it up, sceptical that I would learn anything of great […]

first Python code

My first Python code

I’m currently learning how to program at school and have just finished writing my first Python code.  The game that I’ve made took me a few weeks to write. I am so stoked to be done with it! I enjoyed programming way more than I thought I would and can’t wait to learn more about […]

“Candles” by Daughter

“Candles” is the most recent song that I have taught myself on the guitar. I liked learning it because it wasn’t too easy, neither too hard. As always, I found that syncing the singing and the playing was the hardest part of the whole learning process. Here is the original song. Daughter’s voice is very […]

“Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley

A few weeks ago, I decided to learn how to play the typical acoustic guitar players’ song: Hallelujah. I chose Jeff Buckley’s version as it is the one that I prefer. Because it is a song that a lot of guitar players know, I thought it would be an easy one to learn. Actually, it was […]

Man's search for meaning

“Man’s search for meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl

The past week, I’ve found time to read two books: “Man’s search for meaning” and “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience”. Both of them had themes centered around life, its meaning and happiness. Of course, they were completely different from one another, but, I found that they complemented each other fairly well. In fact, I learned about […]

"Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Last week, I read “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”. I enjoyed the read but, overall, thought that there was too much information and too little explanation. The book is short but, advertised “for People in a Hurry”, I didn’t think it was accessible for a person with no scientific background. I would have enjoyed the […]

“The Other Side of Paradise” by Staceyann Chin

A few days ago, I finished reading “The Other Side of Paradise” by Staceyann Chin – the poet and political activist that I previously introduced in this post. The book is a memoir of Staceyann’s early life. She grew up in 1970’s Jamaica, abandoned by her parents and then later abused by multiple people. On top […]

Learning how to play the guitar: Don’t know why – Norah Jones

Here’s a song that I have started to work on recently. I originally thought that it was Norah Jones’ song. But, a guy called Jesse Harris actually wrote and first performed it. Her version of “Don’t know why” is a cover. Anyway, I like it because it brings back plenty of memories from when I was a […]