Bagels are bae. I never really understood completely what bae means, but according to Urban Dictionary, its seems to be a good thing. Right…? Bagels are “before anyone/anything else.” Mainly because they’re a breakfast food, consumed before any other meal of the day. Secondly, because they are just so damned delicious and they make people happy. Or […]
Welcome back to the new semester!
I’m going to try something a little different in this post. A lot of my favorite topics to write about have come from people asking me questions about math.
So, here goes: what questions do you have about math?
NOTICE!: Register for this great class people!!! Pau Pitarch Fernández Sensei New Course for Spring 2016! EAST 290 Topics in East Asian Studies: Japanese Science Fiction (Code 58457) Time: Monday 5:00pm–7:50pm. Location: Queens Hall 265H. In this course we will explore Japanese Science Fiction in literature and film (both anime and live-action), from the 1920s […]
Everybody likes pizza. Everybody LOVES pizza. That’s kind of an overstatement, but based on the hype pizza gets, it seems like I’m not the only one who could eat it every day and not care (or probably even notice.) Even the name is kind of fun. The world pizza sounds like something that would be […]
ISIS, OH MY GOD ISIS. Did I just name the group that shouldn’t be named? ISIS, the dreaded Voldemort! (Two evils in one sentence, what have I done?) What are the first things that pop into people’s heads when they hear ISIS? ISLAM MUSLIMS ISLAMIC STATE DESTRUCTION DISASTER CHAOS PAIN TERRORISM TERRORISTS FEAR ANGER RUTHLESS […]
If we take the number line and fill it in so it has absolutely no holes, we’ll have captured the real numbers. But how do we do that?
My first hometown is New York City. My second hometown is Seoul— 나의두번제고향은소울입니다. I feel I can claim both cities and by extension the whole world: I’m a New Yorker, a Seoulite, and citizen of the world. I went to South Korea for the first time in October 1998. Although I didn’t plan on it, […]
The Italians have a saying: caffe’ sigarett’– caga perfett’. Truthfully, the Italians have many sayings; the language is lyrical and the people and cultures of Italy, like those from anywhere in the world, cherish poetry and proverbial wisdom. But this little golden nugget of Mediterranean wisdom is special because it confronts many of us daily. Roughly […]
Despite the occasional days when the temperature is oddly high, winter is almost here. I hate the cold, even though I love to wear leggings with a tunic or a sweater during this time of year. The weather motivates me to crochet scarves to keep warm. (Ironically, I also enjoy making scarves in the middle […]
Jackson Heights, Queens, is a super diverse neighborhood. There is the Hispanic community and the Indian and Tibetan community, which I wrote about in a previous post. I noticed, only after creating the list of places I want to talk about, that all of these places are actually Colombian. Therefore, today I’ll be talking about Colombian […]