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Asian/Irish guy who loves books, music, physics 'n stuff!

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RicePaddy  ·  2696 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear Hubski, what sounds and smells color your life?

Whenever I smell incense, it reminds me of my friend's house from when I was a kid back in Abu Dhabi.

My next door neighbour was Palestinian, and I would spent far more time in his house than I would in my own. It got to the point where I was pretty much an extended family member; and his mother (a typical mother hen figure) used to cluck about me as much as her own two sons... And scold me in the exact same way she'd scold her sons as well.

My sister (Jen) used to hang out with us quite a bit, actually, and I remember their mom saying "Oh my God, Jen, I'm so glad you're friends with Rashed and Kareem! You don't know how bad it is to only have sons! They fight, they're smelly, they're loud, Ya Allah!"

But anyway, they always had an incense stick burning in their house. So whenever someone burns incense I'm reminded of that time.

RicePaddy  ·  2729 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm really proud of this summer playlist I made, hopefully you guys will like it!

This is awesome! Love how there's a lot of different genres in there.

RicePaddy  ·  2729 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Daily Sketching Day 4

I was in a particularly drawn out meeting at work today, where as an intern I had very little input with the topic at hand... So I ended up doodling a tree. Because trees are pretty great.

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RicePaddy  ·  2733 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 178th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

It was pretty mind boggling. The whole album was awesome. Literally the whole album. It's the first time I'd ever experienced that.

RicePaddy  ·  2733 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 178th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

So I spent the second semester of college this year living with a guy who's a hardcore metalhead/biker. Now this lad is into some really heavy, demonic, evil sounding music, but as a result of my living with him for a few months I ended up looking into (much softer) rock music again. Which is refreshing. For the past few years it's been mostly house/dance music for me.

"PUP" is a punk band I found online. Some of my favourite tracks include DVP and Dark Days.

And I actually have no clue what genre this would be. They're called "Alarmist". Experimental Rock maybe? They're a couple of lads from Wicklow here in Ireland, and they're really great anyway. Whatever they are.

Alarmist - Petrichor

RicePaddy  ·  2830 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 164th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

I recently stumbled across Let's Build a Home by The Hops Party.

It's such an awesome tune. Every time I play it when I'm in the apartment alone I Molly Ringwald my ass off.

When I was in the last year of secondary school preparing for the state exams, my school brought in a guy to talk to us about study habits and the like. He told us that according to some study, the best type of music to study to is baroque music, Luckily I had to study Bach in music class, so I was pumping out a lot of Jesu, Der Du Meine until I got sick of it.