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Alex Nakagawa

Mar 23, 2020

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This is day 2 of 14 of the urspace.io blogging challenge! This is a really fun challenge that my friends came up with, and I also figured that my time could be well-spent putting some of my daydreaming into words as I coop up at home amidst the craziness.
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Day_02: What are you binging?

Oh boy, the rabbit holes I go down on YouTube go quite deeeeep... I'll share some of my favorite content, as well as some of my repeat-read books to balance out the spam.

Video Series

Great Big Story: Simply put, the best collection of stories around the world and by far my favorite channel on Youtube. Put differently, I see it as the launching point for every documentarian on the planet to source inspiration for a new movie. (Favorites: Microsoft Excel Art, lost gaming champion, and way too many to list)

Vox - Borders: Johnny Harris is one my favorite people on the earth, I seriously hope to meet him one day. It's data visualization seriously done right, and the music and stories are spot on.

Try Guys - Rank King: Eugene Lee Yang is a treasure to this world. His sidekick Jamie the Rank Kid is also one of the smartest and sarcastic children I've ever seen in my life (just watch the cereal episode to see what I mean)

Hello My Twenties! - Netflix: I gotta admit, I never thought Korean dramas were all that interesting story-wise. Until my girlfriend introduced me to this one. I think it's rare to see the amount of relatable moments from the show in the lens of emotional vulnerability. It does have very, VERY cringe moments, but it's never bad enough for me to stop watching. it feels whimsical, artistic, and grounded all at the same time. I'd watch it over and over if I had the time.

Books

These three books are some of my favorite repeat-reads -- all for very different reasons

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig: Okay, please please ignore those reviews on GoodReads. I think the book is meant to be enjoyed without any sort of expectation as to whether the book will suddenly shift your entire view on your values. It is just simply as the subtitle says: it's an inquiry into values. People who criticize it for not being philosophical or for the author being a dick miss the point: there's more to life that we miss because of the expectations we put on ourselves.

A Cricket in Times Square by George Selden: I like the idea that animals that are so small in the grand scheme of things (New York City) have complex lives unbeknownst to all of us. My favorite book of my childhood, and possibly even now.

The Freedom Writers Diary with Erin Grewell: A pretty gritty look into the lives of teenagers living in the worst neighborhoods of Los Angeles, and their development as they give into one very stubborn and caring teacher.