Photo by Hojin Koh with Sony Xperia 10 IV, in Taipei

Unfortunately The Trick Does Not Work When Writing a Post

As I was contemplating the last letter, I noticed a fairly big problem. The trick. It didn’t work. Once I sensed my intention to publish this letter, my writing changed—“when I had some kind of external audiences in mind,” indeed. But who did I really intend to write for? I mean, if I couldn’t get rid of the feeling that someone’s gonna read this, I probably should try to understand the essence of that “someone,” right? ...

May 14, 2024 · 872 words · Hojin Koh
Generation by Waifu Diffusion. Prompt: dark, dream-like, fuzzy, magic circle, floating tarot cards, black cats, pentagram, spirit

On Using The Woowoo Tag and Connotations That Comes with It

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” — William Shakespeare, Hamlet The term “woowoo” often arises in discussions of spiritual things—unexplainable phenomena—or even conspiracy theories. It carries quite a dismissive connotation. Irrational. Superstitious. Nonsensical. One of the YouTube creators I follow even puts in blaring “woowoo alerts” when discussing some not-so-scientific aspects. The top-voted definition on Urban Dictionary1 perfectly captures the derogatory feelings of this word: ...

September 16, 2023 · 665 words · Hojin Koh