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[14 Nov 2014 | 4 Comments | 69 views]
[Lim’s 10-min-speech] A traveling professor

Sometime ago, my university’s Vice Provost asked me to deliver a speech at the Passion for Research luncheon — an annual luncheon to celebrate excellence in research. Without thinking too much I said yes. 

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[31 Dec 2013 | 8 Comments | 279 views]
Bye-bye 2013: ‘Selfie’ in the Paleolithic time

2013 Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year: ‘selfie’
Farewell 2013, Bye-bye ‘selfie’ Year!
Welcome 2014!

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[31 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 64 views]
My 2013 quotes

On Dec 31st, the last day of 2013, let me post various quotes I made in the year of 2013. Yes, I still am doing it — making random snarky quotes that is!
Happy Dec 31st! Enjoy!

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[31 Dec 2012 | 3 Comments | 149 views]
Year 2012 in [Lim’s] Quotes

Here are some quotes I wrote in 2012.
On trashing: In today’s world people don’t throw trash away. They make it to tv shows, facebook status updates, and twitter.

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[28 Dec 2012 | 10 Comments | 276 views]
Steiner, 1993 & Lim, 2012: Dog on the Internet

Left: A cartoon by Peter Steiner, published by The New Yorker on 5 July 1993
Right: A cartoon by Merlyna Lim, 2012


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[1 Jan 2012 | 16 Comments | 2,010 views]
May your 2012 …


The blog hasn’t been updated for sometime… as its blogger has been ‘on leave’ (from typing;p). But this is the first day of 2012, so she comes back temporarily. Here is one blog post for the readers….
May you find the food yummier, the air cleaner, the environment less abused, the cost much cheaper, the neighborhood safer, the bed cozier, and your home homier than ever. 

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[11 May 2011 | 10 Comments | 2,211 views]
Caffeine is my shepherd

Not Psalm 23
Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze.
It maketh me wakeful through the day
It leadeth me beyond the snoozy land
It restoreth my psyche:

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[4 Dec 2010 | 15 Comments | 2,672 views]
Lim’s end of semester rambling

warning: this is my rambling, written in rambling mode by a rambling mind. so it should be read as the rambling ;p
This is the end of semester. Meaning it’s a typically busiest time of the semester. Tons of files wait for your fingers to touch and caress. Heaps of papers need grading. And some unnecessary piles to be confiscated! I enjoy everything about it, except one thing: meeting! More meetings being held these days. I sometime wonder why people have to have meetings. I think meetings are the most dull …

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[27 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,239 views]
Lotta updates… but first, new quotes

Lots of updates since my last posting: J had his successful concert with students at Indian Oasis Elementary School of the Tohono O’odham Nation (it was awesome);  my 2nd phase of the Ford funded field research will soon begin; my collaborative research (with computer science dept) on Blogtracker (Analyzing Social Media for Cultural Modeling) just got grant (yay!); with these two projects up and running I decided to create the Participatory Media Lab at ASU (the website isn’t launched yet, but here is the link); I was in Germany for 3.5 …

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[8 Oct 2009 | 6 Comments | 1,903 views]

So, it’s still about yesterday, which was the day of the today of the yesterday, and thus a continuation of http://merlyna.org/?p=822
My bike+house key now is always attached to my wrist (I put on an elastic band on the keychain), and my hat never goes anywhere (it has a rope to keep it hanging on my neck when the hat is not on my head). My preventive system works well. I now rarely forget my key or my hat.
First class went well, hat on. Then a meeting with LG, it went …