Author: Nyaa Kyaa

  • 2021/05/21

    In one week’s time, I’ll finally be getting the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination! It’s been a long time coming, and I’m excited to finally join others in my cohort in time for summer. My manager told me to take the day off in case I end up feeling like shit afterwards, and I […]

  • Good Ideas

    Where do good ideas come from? For any idea to turn from simply an idea to a “good” idea, what properties must it have? This has popped into my mind recently because, after connecting the dots between a few seemingly independent concepts, I’ve formulated an app idea that will be the the next big thing. […]

  • NaNoReNo

    There’s an annual writing contest / game jam called NaNoReNo which happens in March. Have you heard of it? The reason that it can be both a writing contest and a game jam is because the focus of the competition is specifically visual novels. NaNoReNo is, by far, the most famous visual novel game jam […]

  • Switching Jobs

    Last Friday, I left my first job out of university to go to another company after working for two years. This isn’t necessarily the first time I’ve ever left a job; I’ve left part-time jobs and fixed-length internships in the past. However, this is the first time I’ve had to write a serious resignation letter. […]

  • Opportunity and Socialization

    The company that I’ve been working from went 100% remote back in March, 2020, as a result of COVID-19. As a company that started with no work-from-home policy, I spent a year and a half going into the office, grabbing lunch with my coworkers, and sitting in the company of my peers for eight hours […]

  • Security

    Security is a subject my thoughts often gravitate towards these days. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how the basis of my decision making is grounded in creating a sense of security – either for myself or for others. If something has the tendency to drive my decision-making, it’s something I want to try and get […]

  • Hidden Blogging

    Half a year of writing posts has really been fun. I’m not sure if I’ve touched upon this before, but this is the first time that I’ve done this much recreational writing in my life. At the beginning of the year, seeing some of my friends persistently blogging toggled something for me. Having posting histories […]

  • Characters

    In anime, you tend to encounter a wide range of stereotypes and tropes. By rooting familiar concepts across different works in a genre, the show is able to build upon and play against them. For instance, deconstructions exist only in the context which the genres themselves have established. Playing on the expectations of its audience, […]

  • How I Make Coffee

    Of all the simple pleasures that life has to offer, there is nothing quite like a cup of freshly brewed coffee on a winter’s night. The warmth spreads throughout one’s body, reinvigorating a soul weary from the trials of the day. While a single cup never feels like it’s enough, I am quite careful of taking […]

  • Car Maintenance

    I came home just now from doing car maintenance at a drive-through location. The total cost: $457.58. Now, it feels pretty shitty because it’s hard to gauge whether the maintenance is worth it or not. In this case, I did need to get an oil change and have a tire repaired. Those services were essential […]