• Who am I?

    I am Qrystal; or at least, that's my dot-name! Har har. (My name is really Crystal, but that's not as internet-searchable; hence, switching the C for the little-used letter Q.)

    I am here because I enjoy writing. I do this mostly for myself, but I also have a passion for helping others learn things from the things I write. Now that I am done my Ph.D. in Physics, I am stepping away from academic research so that I can indulge in some creative ways to share my knowledge and inspire the appreciation of scientific thinking in others. I am also working as a tutor, which is one of the jobs I've most enjoyed doing in my life so far.

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    About Me on Twitter

    Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

    Hello, fellow twitterer~!  I made this page especially for people coming from my twitter profile, figuring I can address more directly some of the things you might want to know about me if you’re coming from twitter. A-twitter about Life As I mention in my twitter profile, I am a grad student in Physics, and [...]

    My Brain Lateralization

    Friday, October 17th, 2008

    Brain Lateralization Test Results Right Brain (66%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain. Left Brain (38%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain Are You Right or Left Brained? personality tests by similarminds.com I wouldn’t have guessed that I am [...]

    Thoughts on Dream Analysis

    Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

    Some of the dreams I’ve been having lately seem to really be saying things that could be useful in my own personal development.  I’ve been intrigued by dreams for many many years, and have even at various times attempted analyzing symbols in dreams in order to interpret their meanings.  Recently, this intrigue has become more [...]

    Inspired by a Blog

    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

    How to be an Original covers three main topics: * Discovering WHO you are – Authenticity * Deciding WHAT you want – Goal Setting * Learning HOW to get there – Self Improvement and Productivity About | How to be an Original I almost cried reading the purpose of this blog.  I am missing at [...]

    Analyzing my procrastination

    Saturday, July 19th, 2008

    I’ve been doing it again: procrastinating madly. The way it seems to happen without my awareness is completely unnerving, and I’m really starting to feel the urge to make it stop. But how? I seem to be addicted to being happy-go-lucky, paying no attention to what I’m doing, just existing and not thinking about it. [...]

    “Motivate me!” I said to myself.

    Thursday, January 31st, 2008

    When the title for this post came to me, I liked it immediately, and I’d like to explore the reasons why. To do so, I will look at the terms “me, myself, and I” and see how each one individually contributes to my entire persona.

    I don’t care that “Hello world!” is a clichéd title!

    Thursday, January 17th, 2008

    A computer program that outputs “Hello world!” is the first exercise that I always do when learning a new programming language, and I see no reason to let this blog about myself suffer without such an honour. No, I am actually proud to call this my “Hello world!” blog entry, because the name is meaningful [...]

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