Monday, October 29, 2007

Reductio Ad Absurdum

"Reductio Ad Absurdum" *waves wand*
Yeah, I WISH!
It just means proving something by contradicting it. So, like prove that the contradiction is wrong and by that you're proving it's right. Yeah. Part of tomorrow's exam, sweet, huh?

So, as I was studying I noticed that there were quotes at the beginning of each section (I only noticed that, like, after the third or fourth secion, very observant, huh?) Anyway, the quotes were actually ineresting so I skimmed through the book to check the rest out and I found that a lot of them were quotes from 'Alice in Wonderland'. I read the abriged version of the book when I was a 6 year old, and mum got me the whole collection of Carroll's books when I was 11 (which I still haven't read). So anyway, seeing all those Alice quotes made me sure of ONE thing: Monsieur Caroll was a Mathematician. So I wiki-ed him. Naturally, since wiki is our generation's savior. I got a bunch of info about him: his real name is Charles and he was a mathematician. And apparently, "Alice in Wonderland" is full of refrences to all things mathematics.
Quotes that I liked:
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it.
- Rene Descartes
"Contrariwise," continued Tweedledee, "if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."
- Lewiss Careoll, Through the Looking Glass )
I wish if I could sleep now. (Shoot, I was actually tempted to write that out as an argument)

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Memento Mori

I've been thinking, when I turn 30 (inshaAlla) will I still be watching drama and anime? Would I hide that fact from people around me and see it as a guilty pleasure? Well, the actors in dramas nowadays are getting younger, which may be saying something about folks my age. This question of 'acting your age' is always going to plague me; when I was a kid, I always tried to be more mature about stuff, and in retrospect, I think I missed on some major 'kid' events because of that. I guess I just want to give each age it's due, and stay true to what I like without having other people's judgement cloud my own.
And yes, I'm finally happy that people always mistake my looks for that of a much younger person. I mean, I think I'll be happy if ppl tell me I look 22 when I'm 30 (I get "are you 14?" a lot, and I'm 21). I just hope that this 'looking younger' thing doesn't disappear now that I've finally come to terms with it.
I managed to "make the furniture run" - as my mum is fond of saying - in my room. I wasn't bored with the old places of things, but the room was getting untidy and I thought that since I was going to invest the time in tidying it up, I should just give it a new feel. I also forced the furniture in my younger brothers' room to "run".
I saw a pic of a bookcase that had all the books arranged color-wise. I'm tempted to do that in my bookcase as well, altho I'm worried I won't be able to find anything. I've tried alphabetically before, and didnt like that. I also tried arranging them size-wise, but that wasn't very practical. I have my books in genre-wise now, and each genre is arranged size-wise (and then alpha-wise, don't ask how, it's easy but hard to explain).
I really don't want to go back to sleep (been awake since 4 AM) and that's why I'm posting. I'll go shower in a while. Then do some useless stuff. Or useful.
I'm craving pizza right now. I used to really like pizza, but then I went through a phase where it was the only thing I ate, and that undying passion turned to pure hatred. It reached a point where the idea of eating a slice of pizza would have my stomach turn in disgust; I'd almost throw up. Now, I only eat our home-made pizzas, and like once in a blue moon. The idea of a greasy, margarita slice of pizza from pizza hut doesn't sound as disgusting as it used to, but I bet that by ftoor time I'd suddenly remember every single bad-tasting pizza I've ever had. So, yeah, no pizza for me.