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An Anthropology Lecture- What If the Maids Were Right?

The maids’ anthropology lecture can be seen as the one of the most subversive readings of the tale of Homer’s Odyssey. The maids offer a theory that completely undermines both the canonical and Penelope’s versions of the tale. Although this theory may … Continue reading

An Anthropology Lecture- What If the Maids Were Right?

The maids’ anthropology lecture can be seen as the one of the most subversive readings of the tale of Homer’s Odyssey. The maids offer a theory that completely undermines both the canonical and Penelope’s versions of the tale. Although this theory may … Continue reading

Fear and Trembling

Soren Kiekergaard’s Fear and Trembling instills a sense of curiosity and confusion in me. I find most readers share this opinion, …

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Madness

After having watched Apocalypse now (redux version) I couldn’t help but think of the true reality that occurred during the war. Lies most often overwhelmed these soldiers without them even knowing it and deviated them from a path of reality … Continue reading Continue reading

Odyssey

“French Girl – Do you know why you can never step into the same river twice? Willard – Yeah, ’cause it’s always moving.” – Apocalypse Now Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” can be interpreted as a modern update on Homer’s “Odyssey.” Both involve journeys of a protagonist on a body of water. The river takes Willard deeper and deeper […]Continue reading

Odyssey

“French Girl – Do you know why you can never step into the same river twice? Willard – Yeah, ’cause it’s always moving.” – Apocalypse Now Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” can be interpreted as a modern update on Homer’s “Odyssey.” Both involve journeys of a protagonist on a body of water. The river takes Willard deeper and deeper […]Continue reading

To get lost is to learn the way

The above is a proverb of African origin, though I don’t know where exactly it’s from. I’m writing this at 4AM after much wrestling with no, that’s an unnecessary aside. I will probably get lost while writing this, and that’s… okay. When I began reading Things Fall Apart, what immediately struck me was the prevalence of […] Continue reading

I want to talk about yams.

Among my high school friend group, we have a running joke; whenever there is an awkward silence someone chips in “I want to talk about yams.” (Yes, we’re dorks.) As this joke was established before my time in HK, the only info that I was given about this inside joke was that Lorraine wanted to […]Continue reading

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