24 August 2016

Finding a Doctor that Doesn't Ignore Your Next-of-Kin

There's a medical procedure I need to get done sometime. It's not urgent, but I prefer getting it done sooner than later. And now I am trying to shop for a doctor.

22 August 2016

Navigating through Normandy: Church of Saint-Étienne

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am making a separate post for the attached church. This church is known for the fact that this is where William the Conqueror is buried.

20 August 2016

Things I Love in Berlin: Rare Ethnic Restaurants

When I was living in Buffalo, I used to like the fact that there was a lot of culinary diversity, much more than the regular mid-sized American city. I remember fondly going to Ethiopian and Burmese restaurants, which were more or less the most exotic choices Buffalo had, back when I was living there. So whenever I went out of Buffalo, I made it a point to try to go to other exotic restaurants, simply because there isn't a chance to do so at home.

18 August 2016

Navigating through Normandy: Abbey of Saint-Étienne, Caen (Abbaye aux Hommes)

As I mentioned in the previous post in this series, William the Conqueror founded two monasteries in Caen, most probably to appease the Church, who didn't like his union with Matilda of Flanders. This is the second abbey they founded, the Men's Abbey, or the Abbey dedicated to Saint Stephen. It used to function as a monastery, but nowadays it is a government office.

16 August 2016

How Not to Write a Short Story

I have been digging up materials I have used for some of the experiments I have conducted as part of my dissertation lately. There were topics I touched on in the dissertation that I still wanted to continue pursuing, as the dissertation still left some open questions. So several years later, I have revisited old backup files and old data from experiments I have conducted, yet haven't published yet. And this reminded me of a very amusing yet not-so-useful participant in an experiment of mine.