Burning the midnight oil

by Jinwei C Hong

NS102 3AD-7

Another post on my blog.


So here we are again, huh? You and me, together all night. I’d like to spend my night with someone else but unfortunately I’m stuck with you. While he’s out there beckoning me, I’m in here too fearful of the consequences if I respond to his call. So I’m forced to deal with you.

All night, I wrestle with you. I give you my all, my best, my everything. Why aren’t you giving any of those back? Was it all not enough? And when the morning comes, you leave without a word. You leave me with myself. You leave me with an uncertainty of when your return will be, and an uncertainty of what you will have for me when you do.

So, while you’re gone, I go to him. I go to him who gives me peace and rest. I go to him to restore what I lost because…

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Oh, sweet rainy days

by Jinwei C Hong

NS102 3AD-7

A post on my blog a little while back.


It’s been rainy in our area for a while now and I am quite happy with it. It’s not that I’m hoping for suspension of classes, it’s just that rainy days always cheer me up. They remind me of the numerous times I ran through the downpour without any umbrella with friends, of cozy moments at a warm restaurant, and of silent nights when I just listen to the water’s rhythm. I simply love the smell. Though some might disagree, I find it quite delightful. Just the smell could bring back all the good times on those sweet rainy days. 

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The blogosphere, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is all of the blogs on the internet collected as a whole. It’s the community of bloggers all over the world, sharing their thoughts, speaking their minds out, giving the world their two cents through the fastest and most convenient way: the Internet. These bloggers have helped others, in and out of their community, gain insights and new knowledge through their blogs. Not only that, they have also gained new friends through these blogs, with people who share the same hobbies, tastes and opinions.


Here is a list of some of the bloggers that can be found here in WordPress.

  • Personal: This is the broadest category and includes blogs about personal topics like politics, music, family, travel, health, you name it.
  • Business: Professionals ranging from realtors to lawyers and stock brokers are using WordPress to share their expertise, and companies have discovered the power of blogs to personally engage with their customers.
  • Schools: WordPress is a great way for teachers and students to collaborate on classroom projects.
  • Non-profits: Foundations, charities, and human rights groups find our blogs to be great tools to raise awareness and money for their causes.
  • Politics: Members of parliament, political parties, government agencies, and activists using our blogs to connect with their constituencies.
  • Military: Members of the military blog to report what they see happening in various parts of the world and to stay in touch with their families.
  • Private: Some people make their blogs private to share photos and information within families, companies, or schools.
  • Sports: We’ve got teams, athletes, and fans using blogs to express and share their passion for various sports.
  • How-to, tips and reviews: There are lots of blogs that share tips and reviews about cooking, games, music, books, movies, and so on.

With the fast development of the Internet and technology, it’s not surprising how fast this community grows. There are still so much more blogging communities that are slowly growing and surely developing. It will only take little time for them to start sprouting.

Smell of Rain

Since it’s been rainy for quite a while now, I thought I could share a new word I learned recently.

Petrichor – A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. The word is constructed from Greek, petros, meaning ‘stone’ + ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology.

Snooze or Dismiss?

by honglinwei

I personally often hit the snooze button on my phone when I wake up every morning. But I always did wonder if I really am getting more sleep when I do this. And thanks to this, I found out the answer.

AsapSCIENCEShould You Use The SNOOZE Button?

Published on Mar 20, 2013

The snooze button – one of life’s luxuries. But is it really helping you out, or making you more tired?