I know that most of the times I come off as a totally crazy person. And that’s why I decided to create a page for myself: to explain what makes my hyperactive mind tick.
The Don: Calculusfanatic (@asianbolt)
Dr. House: If her DNA was off by one point, she’d be a Dolphin.
I’m Calculusfanatic. Don’t ask me about my name. I don’t know why I got it into my head that it sounds good. It’s just the way it is.
And, before we go any further, I want to make this clear: This isn’t a blog about Asia. This blog is my take on the World, its people, and its culture, with a predominant focus on the Asian demography.
And none of the people in my life know, even remotely, about what I do at my blog. They just know that a blog exists, but that’s all. Which means that everyone that I interact with over here and everyone who pops in to visit my online place is literally a stranger.
And that adds to my wonder and fascination of having my own blog. I get to meet many interesting online personas who come from different walks of life and different parts of the world (many of which I haven’t even traveled to), and that, in itself, is an exhilarating experience.
I’m an eighteen-year-old blogger and am the Godfather of this place (To get the gender right: Godmother).
Whenever I’m not having the time of my life at School, I’m busy reading every scrap of newspaper that I find in my house (and getting yelled at by my mother for my effort), re-reading Harry Potter/ Percy Jackson/ Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman (by my hero: Richard Feynman), re-watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S/ Game of Thrones/Breaking Bad/ Suits, and re-listening Norah Jones’s Come Away With Me.
I’m unapologetically political, though my preference can’t be cast into one mold: I’m a Socialist-Conservative
(at least, I think that’s the closest thing that can come to describe my inclination) (apparently, the word is Centrist).
Nerd, Bookworm, Couch Potato, Grammar Nazi, frenemy of Brevity, K-Pop Fangirl: that’s what I am.
If I’m not with my friends or am not solving Differential Equations, you’ll find me either in the Library or in the Science Lab of my School (me and my friends used to spend most of our lunch breaks in the Science Lab. All the dead snakes in the spirit bottles in our lab will provide my alibi).
My high school’s Official Cool Geek/Nerd, I was crowned Miss All-Rounder upon graduation. And there’s a reason.
Right since I was a kid I went through a daily ritual of Classical singing, dancing, and Western Piano. I’ve been writing Piano exams (Grade Examinations) for the Trinity College of Music, London since I was a kid and am almost done with completing all my grades. I’m a trained dancer and singer, practically MCd my School’s Annual Day and was also a member of the Board of Monitors (which, mind you, was not as fun as it sounds).
I’m a talker.
I talk about Politics, Science, Movies, Dramas, Music, and anything and everything under the sun. And most of all Books, Books, Books. I love books. I love the smell of ink and the feel of paper under my fingers. I love talking and writing about them. I also comment on Asian Politics (which, admittedly, is dirty), Sports, History, and Society.
And I especially love it when people give me crazy ideas or when I conjure them up. Because if there’s one thing none of us can do, it’s to ignore them.
I love tinkering around, too. You don’t want to put your Tangent Galvanometer in my hand. Trust me on that one.
As I said before, this isn’t a blog about Asia, per se. This is more like a personal blog of an Asian girl: something like a journal where I talk about things that I find interesting.
I’m Asian (I guess that’s self-evident) and am proud of my heritage, and I’m trying to actively put in my lot to preserve it. When I’m not solving Differential Equations, I read a lot of stuff like Vedic Math and Arthashastra and I Ching and Analects and The Art of War… well, a lot of things. And it’s my passion to simplify these ancient texts and pass them onto the future generations, while also making it clear how this knowledge can be applied to the present circumstances.
Knowledge is eternal. Man is not. But Knowledge can make Man Eternal.
I also love to talk about the Science and Arts that originated in Asia (you have no idea about the goldmine I found when I researched into this in my father’s veritable collection of books in his library at home. I mean, the whole info was right there in my home and I didn’t even know it!). And there’s also the strong connection between Modern Science and Spirituality which always gives me goosebumps-of-awe.
There is really a lot to talk about and to share. This is more like my journey. This is about discovering something that I didn’t know before or sharing something with all of you that you probably didn’t know about.
So, follow me, @asianbolt, as we go through this journey together. How’s that for an introduction?