In Which I Hate Conspiracies

I intended for this to be a Facebook post, but it got too long to be one and TWELVEtwenty-three needed some love. Here goes nothing.

I was in Putrajaya yesterday. My parents had to settle some business relating to them possibly attending my Commencement, so they dumped (in a manner of speaking) me and my sister at Alamanda (which, for those who don’t know, is a shopping mall).

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I Am Not Invincible.

I apologize for not keeping up TWELVEtwenty-three recently; these sort of things happen towards the end of the semester and keeping my sanity is much more important than keeping an online audience, at least at this point in my life. As you may now know, I’ll be spending the summer pursuing my abandoned-but-not-quite-forgotten creative pursuits while taking my mind off the stressful year I’ve had. Today I’ll uncover one of the reasons why.

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My Life in Creative Expression

First off, I’m sorry again for not posting last Sunday. I know that you’ve probably come to expect me to post every two weeks, but last Sunday was an inconvenient time for me to post. I had hurled myself headfirst into a plan that unfortunately did not work out, but hey, there’s always a silver lining: perhaps the plan will work out one day.

Right now it looks like I’ll be spending the months of May through August in my passport country, Malaysia. I’m looking forward to be reacquainted with something my life as an engineering student has limited my time for: creative expression. But first, I thought I would share with you how I came across it in the first place and why it’s such an important part of my life even though I could probably never make a living out of it, having no significant professional training whatsoever.

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Quarter Life Crisis: Opening Up the Light at the End of the Tunnel

My 21st birthday is less than 5 months away, and I’ve been going through a stage in my life where I have been doubting myself and the decisions that I’m making. This semester has been particularly tough for me, and it has to do with looking for internships, taking challenging classes, debating whether I should stay or leave the States for the summer… but you may have read that from my blog post four weeks ago. Lately I’ve also been debating whether I should abandon the pursuit I had been on since freshman year and go on to a related but completely different track.

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A Note of Apology

I’m terribly sorry, 12-23 readers, but I really wanted to write something for this week but failed to come up with a substantial idea. Not only that, one of my typing fingers is currently out of commission so it would not be advisable for me to write terribly long paragraphs until it recovers.

I’ll be sure to post again as soon as possible! – N

A Summertime Dilemma

Hello again. I’ve actually been spending the entire day pandering to my newest obsession (Good Mythical Morning, a YouTube talk show hosted by best friends and Internetainers Rhett and Link) and figuring out a résumé redesign for one of my classes. Right now I’m listening to the soundtrack from one of my all-time favorite musicals (the 2012 Les Mis film) while thinking of my summer prospects this year.

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Representing Malaysia, 140 Characters at a Time

First of all, a little housekeeping announcement: For 2015, I have decided to write on TWELVEtwenty-three at least once a fortnight in accordance with one of my new year’s resolutions (which for some reason also include getting an iPhone 6 and planning a trip to Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts). I had an interesting first week of the spring semester of my junior year, made even more so by a Twitter subculture called Rotation Curation.

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